Need help to decide between Lumix G3 and Nex-5N

Started Oct 14, 2012 | Questions
karthikNag
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Need help to decide between Lumix G3 and Nex-5N
Oct 14, 2012

Hi,

I have been a compact camera user for last 5 years. Finally decided to take the plunge :). I dont think I will be able to carry around the DSLR buik. The mirrorless camera's interested me mainly because of the form factor.

I will be mostly using it for the taking family photos (my kids) and vacation photos. I have looked at both Lumix G3 and Nex-5n (They fit in my budget) and kind of confused reading through the reviews. I would like your help in deciding.

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trekkeruss
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Re: Need help to decide between Lumix G3 and Nex-5N
In reply to karthikNag, Oct 14, 2012

I suppose if you never wanted additional lenses or a flash, then the Sony is a better choice from a point-and-shoot perspective. The bigger sensor of the NEX-5N is going to allow you to shoot in lower light without resorting to flash sooner. But the Panasonic has a deeper system (at least currently), so if your wants or needs change, the G3 is more adaptable. Adaptability is rather the point of having an interchangeable lens camera system.

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karthikNag
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In reply to trekkeruss, Oct 15, 2012

Thanks for the perspective. I would be mostly be using the kit lens to begin with. I wanted to keep the option of buying more lenses if I really get interested more into the photography. Are either of these two better for constantly moving subjects (like children)? I read conflicting views on these. Having a real world opinion would be really great

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Skipper494
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Re: Need help to decide between Lumix G3 and Nex-5N
In reply to karthikNag, Oct 15, 2012

What's to decide? The larger sensor always wins.

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Lenny on Ice
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In reply to karthikNag, Oct 16, 2012

When Panasonic, why not Olympus? Maybe the E-PM1.

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karthikNag
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Re: Need help to decide between Lumix G3 and Nex-5N
In reply to Lenny on Ice, Oct 16, 2012

Lenny on Ice wrote:

When Panasonic, why not Olympus? Maybe the E-PM1.

I was looking for one with articulated lcd, E-PM1 does not have.

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