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
 

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

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 body only

$649 with 14-42mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$1,100

Size Slightly smaller
Thickness Thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$515 - $798

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

$362 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$590 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
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