Sony Alpha NEX-5 vs Canon Rebel T3

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-5

42

Canon Rebel T3

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Large screen
Screen size
3"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.2 EV
 

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-5.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$667 body only

$887 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies

Canon Rebel T3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 body only

$590 with 18-135mm lens

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

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Shorter battery life

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-5
Alpha NEX-5
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Canon Rebel T3
Rebel T3
Canon

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