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

64

Sony Alpha NEX-3

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
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-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$534

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Wider aperture
Startup delay More startup delay
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$9,357

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$311 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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