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

62

Sony Alpha NEX-3

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/2
Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$533

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay Significantly more startup delay
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$598

Autofocus Faster autofocus
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F550 EXR

Travel zoom

$150

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Much narrower aperture

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

$439 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

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