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Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1 versus Sony NEX-5N versus Olympus PEN EP3

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Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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55
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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20.8 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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10.6 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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703 ISO
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Sony NEX-5N

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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77
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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23.6 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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12.7 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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1079 ISO
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Olympus PEN EP3

DxOMark Sensor Scores

Overall Score
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51
Portrait
(Color Depth)
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20.8 bits
Landscape
(Dynamic Range)
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10.1 Evs
Sports
(Low-Light ISO)
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536 ISO
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Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1

Manufacturer specifications

Type Hybrid 
Announced 2011-11-07 
Indicative price (USD) 699  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4608 x 3464  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 15.96  
Sensor size (mm) 13.0 x 17.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 3.8  
Bits per pixel 12.0 
Focal length multiplier 2.00 
Aspect Ratio 4:3 
ISO latitude  160 - 12800 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 60.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4.2  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  No 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeMicro 4/3  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion, DMW-BLD10, 7.2V, 1010mAh 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type No 
View finder magnification  
View finder coverage  
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 460000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen Yes 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes AFS, AFF, AFC 
Number of autofocus points 23 
Exposure bracketing 3, 5, 7 frames in 1/3 or 2/3 or 1EV steps 
Exposure compensation -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps 
Drive modes Single, Continuous SH (20 fps at 4MP), Continuous H (4.2 fps), Continuous M (3 fps with Live view), Continuous L (2 fps with Live view), Self-timer (2 sec; 10 sec or 10 sec 3 images) 
Buffer size 9 (RAW), Unlimited JPEG images with a fast card 
Recording medium SD, SDHC, SDXC 
Image format JPG, RAW (RW2), MPO 
White balance bracketing 3 shots +/-1 to +/-3 in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis 
Connectivity USB 2.0 (High Speed), Video Out (NTSC / PAL), HDMI  
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro No 
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video  
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVCHD, MP4 
Video codec H.264 (AVCHD), QuickTime Motion JPEG (MP4) 
Video stabilisation Yes 

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Sony NEX-5N

Manufacturer specifications

Type Hybrid 
Announced 2011-08-24 
Indicative price (USD) 860  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4928 x 3276  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 16.14  
Sensor size (mm) 15.6 x 23.4 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.7  
Bits per pixel 12.0 
Focal length multiplier 1.50 
Aspect Ratio 3:2 
ISO latitude  100 - 25600 
Shutter type Mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 30.0  
Frame rate (fps) 4.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware  
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeSony E  
Weight (gr) 269  
Battery type Li-ion, NP-FH50 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization  
Camera material Metal top plate, Polycarbonate 
Mount material  
View finder type No 
View finder magnification  
View finder coverage  
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type LCD 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 921600 
Articulated screen Yes 
Touch screen No 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus 
Number of autofocus points 25 
Exposure bracketing Yes, +/-5.0 EV (1/3EV steps), 3 frames 
Exposure compensation +/-5.0 EV(1/3EV steps) 
Drive modes Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing 
Buffer size  
Recording medium  
Image format JPEG, RAW (ARW) 
White balance bracketing  
Connectivity USB 2.0 (High Speed), HDMI (mini type C) 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro Yes (smart accessory terminal) 
Histogram Yes 
GPS  
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920 x 1080 (60 fps) 
Full HD No 
Live autofocus  
Video file format MP4 
Video codec MPEG-4 Visual 
Video stabilisation  

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Olympus PEN EP3

Manufacturer specifications

Type Hybrid 
Announced 2011-06-30 
Indicative price (USD) 1000  
Sensor type CMOS 
Resolution 4080 x 3040  
Sensor photo detectors (Mpix) 12.40  
Sensor size (mm) 13.0 x 17.3 
Color filter array RGB 
Pixel pitch (µm) 4.2  
Bits per pixel 12.0 
Focal length multiplier 2.00 
Aspect Ratio 4:3 
ISO latitude  200 - 12800 
Shutter type mechanical 
Fastest - Slowest speed (s) 1/4000 - 60.0  
Frame rate (fps) 3.0  
Live view  Yes 
Stabilization  Yes 
Firmware 1.0 
Dust cleaningYes 
Mount typeMicro 4/3  
Weight (gr)  
Battery type Li-ion battery BLS-1 
Battery weight (gr)  
Tropicalization 0 - 40? (operation) / -20 - 60? (storage), 30 - 90% (operation) / 10 - 90% (storage) 
Camera material Metal 
Mount material Metal 
View finder type No  
View finder magnification
View finder coverage 100 
Mirror lockup  
View finder diopter  
Monitor type Oled 
Monitor size
Monitor pixel 614000 
Articulated screen No 
Touch screen Yes 
Contrast screen  
Low-pass filter  
Focus mode Yes 
Autofocus modes Single AF (S-AF) / Continuous AF (C-AF) / Manual Focus (MF) / S-AF + MF / AF tracking (C-AF + TR) C-AF and AF tracking are not available with non-Micro Four Thirds lenses. This is can be set in both recording mode, still and movie, separately. 
Number of autofocus points 35 
Exposure bracketing 2, 3, 5frames in 0.3,0.5, 0.7, 1EV steps selectable, 7frames in 0.3, 0.5, 0.7EV steps selectable 
Exposure compensation + or - 3 EV in 1/3, 1/2, 1 EV steps selectable 
Drive modes Single-frame shooting, Sequential shooting, Self-timer 
Buffer size  
Recording medium SD Memory Card(SDHC, SDXC, UHS-I compatible), Eye-Fi, Class 6 is recommended for Movie shooting 
Image format JPEG, RAW (ORF) 
White balance bracketing 3 frames in 2, 4, 6 steps selectable in each A-B/G-M axis 
Connectivity USB/HDMI/AV 
Bluetooth No 
3G No 
Sound recording Yes 
External micro  
Histogram Yes 
GPS No 
Video Yes 
Maximum format image video 1920x1080 60i 
Full HD Yes 
Live autofocus Yes 
Video file format AVCHD 
Video codec  
Video stabilisation  

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Panasonic Lumix DMC GX1

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH

Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 Body Cap

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A Mount 43

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Micro 4/3

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A Mount 43

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Micro 4/3

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN A Micro 4/3

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.
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Sony NEX-5N

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Olympus PEN EP3

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Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm f4.0-5.6

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm / F2.8 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm F2.8 PRO

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm f3.5-5.6

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 II ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH

Olympus 15mm 1:8.0 Body Cap

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f2.8

Sigma 19mm F2.8 DN A Mount 43

Sigma 19mm F2.8 EX DN Micro 4/3

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 II ASPH

Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica Summilux DG 25mm F1.4

Sigma 30mm F2.8 DN A Mount 43

Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN Micro 4/3

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 35-100mm / F2.8 / POWER O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f4.0-5.6

Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm F1.2 ASPH

Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8

Panasonic Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm F2.8 ASPH OIS

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-150mm F4-5.6 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 45-175mm / F4.0-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA O.I.S.

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 60mm F2.8 Macro

Sigma 60mm F2.8 DN A Micro 4/3

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75mm F1.8

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm F4.8-6.7 II

Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7

Panasonic LUMIX G VARIO 100-300mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S.
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