Updated (February 2011): Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Canon Rebel T3i vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Canon Rebel T3i

47

Sony Alpha NEX-3

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Size
Really small
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12 EV
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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 Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$390 - $649 body only

$449 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$379 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
Weight Lighter
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 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

$450 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$360 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
3D Doesn't take 3D photos

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
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