Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Winner
Sony Alpha NEX-3

40

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

32

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
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
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

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$730 with 20-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen type Has an OLED screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Pro digicam

$798 - $811

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$592 with 18-55mm lens

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

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi Competitors

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

$446 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,698 body only

$1,925 - $2,400 with 12-60mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i

Entry-level DSLR

$548 body only

$708 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

discussion

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