Updated (July 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

52

Sony Alpha NEX-3

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
310 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Usually standard
Long exposures
Longest exposure
60 seconds
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 Competitors

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$959

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Pro digicam

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$367

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$500 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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