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

60

Sony Alpha NEX-3

40

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

Overall image quality
Great image quality
68.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits

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

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Compact

$130

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen size Much smaller screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$199

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$500

Overall image quality Much better image quality
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay More startup delay

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$446 - $448 body only

$470 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Slightly larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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