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

90

Sony Alpha NEX-3

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

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)
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
297 g

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 EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$295 - $549 body only

$338 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Weight Lighter
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$399 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i

Entry-level DSLR

$500 - $599 body only

$539 - $549 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Less startup delay

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$525 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
Rebel T3i
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
Sony

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