Updated (August 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N vs Canon Rebel T3i

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

48

Canon Rebel T3i

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Great image quality
Overall image quality
77.0
Really small
Size
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Great color depth
Color depth
23.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon Rebel T3i.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

Focus points More focus points
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Doesn't take 3D photos
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

True resolution Higher true resolution
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$395 - $649 body only

$495 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$299 body only

$360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$279 body only

$349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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Confused (7:58 PM, December 10, 2013)
Not only did the NEX lose despite having more than twice as many advantages over the Rebel. In the "Reasons to buy" they gave Rebel the "autofocus while shooting video" when that was the NEX's advantage...
 
Picasso (2:28 AM, September 11, 2012)
What kind of ridiculous logic makes T3i the winner when NEX 5 seems to have several more advantages. Am I missing something here?
 
pinapple (10:15 AM, February 03, 2012)
How on earth is the canon the winner when the NEX beats it in almost every aspect...