Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

34

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

30

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
Really small
Size
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
160 ms shutter lag
Live view
Has live view
Preview your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3

Entry-level DSLR

$487 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Movie format Shoots movies
Screen size Smaller screen
Canon EOS Rebel T1i

Canon Rebel T1i

Entry-level DSLR

$349 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Entry-level DSLR

$370 body only

$390 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Size Larger

discussion

Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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