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

78

Sony Alpha NEX-3

51

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$520

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$479

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Pro digicam

$450

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$618 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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