Updated (July 2010): Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
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41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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
 

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

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly smaller
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $650

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
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Nikon 1 J5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$497 with 10-30mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
External flash No external flash support

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen size Much smaller screen

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