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

62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

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
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

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

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$691 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$348 body only

$379 - $390 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 Competitors

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$380 - $497 with 10-30mm lens

Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$341 body only

$433 with 12-32mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$527 body only

$480 with 14-42mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
True resolution Higher true resolution
Color depth Worse color depth

discussion

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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.