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

53

Sony Alpha NEX-3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
283 ms shutter lag
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
 

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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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 Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Canon Rebel T3i Competitors

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$428 - $649 body only

$520 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Overall image quality Worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$325 body only

$380 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Canon EOS Rebel T6i

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
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

$337 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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