Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

38

Canon Rebel T3

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Really small
Size
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Battery life
Great battery life
700 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$481 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

$312 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$212 body only

$571 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$285 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$749 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$360 body only

$555 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
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