Canon PowerShot G1X vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Canon PowerShot G1X

82

Sony Alpha NEX-3

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G1X

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

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competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Competitors

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Boutique

$699

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$600

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Travel zoom

$368

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Size Smaller
Aperture Narrower aperture

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$480 with 14-45mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

Canon PowerShot G1X
PowerShot G1X
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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