Updated (August 2012): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R vs Canon Rebel T3i

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Sony NEX 5R

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Canon Rebel T3i

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Really small
Size
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Lens availability
Slightly more lenses available
220 lenses
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
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 5R.

competitors

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$872 - $999 body only

$870 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$606 body only

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$310 - $549 body only

$393 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$1,095 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$337 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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