Updated (November 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

96

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

69

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
108 lenses
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Fujifilm X-A10

Fujifilm X-A10

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
External flash No external flash support
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Color depth Worse color depth

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$250 body only

$900 with 14-45mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Olympus PEN E-P3

Olympus PEN E-P3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,093 body only

$900 with 17mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen type Has an OLED screen
Lowest price More expensive

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2
Lumix DMC-GF2
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Howtoshootpictures (8:18 AM, June 28, 2012)
I really like the way camera features are sorted here it made my purchase much easier. I was actually looking to buy a Sony NEX 7 but the price is too steep. I think settlingon NEX 5 will do for my needs.