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

51

Sony Alpha NEX-3

38

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon Rebel T3i

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

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Size
Really small
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12 EV
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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

$435 - $649 body only

$529 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Startup delay Less startup delay
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

$420 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Weight Slightly lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Entry-level DSLR

$318 - $699 body only

$350 - $449 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$393 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Significantly larger

discussion

Canon Rebel T3i
Rebel T3i
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
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