Lumix GF1 or Sony Alpha NEX-5?
From: Michael Villegas
Hi Abe! I have been sure of buying the Lumix GF1 that comes with the 14-45mm lens a few weeks from now until I read your entry about the new Sony Alpha NEX-5. Now I am confused whether which one to buy. Lol! I am more concerned with image stabilization, low light shots, shutter speed, zoom and portability. Please help me decide. Do you have a way of telling me the pros and cons of each camera compared side by side? Thank you and I would really appreciate your help.
I have not really tried the GF1 before so all I can share with you would be a side-by-side comparison of theirs specs.
|Features||Sony NEX-5||Panasonic Lumix GF1|
|Sensor Type||APS-C CMOS sensor||mFT Live MOS sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.4 x 15.6mm||17.3 x 13.0mm|
|Sensor Resolution||14.2 megapixels||12.1 megapixels|
|LCD||3-inch tilt-angle TruBlack (921k dots) LCD||3-inch TFT (460k dots) LCD|
|HD Movie||1980x1080i||1280 x 720p|
|Burst Speed||2.3fps (full resolution)||3fps (full resolution)|
|AF System||25-points AF System||23-area AF System|
|ISO||ISO 200 – 12800||ISO 100 – 3200|
|Shutter Speed||1/4000 – 30s & Bulb||1/4000 – 60s & Bulb|
|Body Weight||Approx. 229g||Approx. 285g|
|Dimensions||58.8 x 110.8 x 38.2mm||71 x 119 x 36.3mm|
The Sony NEX-5 has bigger sensor, full HD video recording and higher ISO. I’d say the NEX-5 is better.