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

61

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Overall image quality
Great image quality
68.0
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Color depth
Great color depth
22.1 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12 EV

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-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$341

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$400

HDR Has in-camera HDR
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$530 - $698

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$337 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$358 body only

$444 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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