Updated (May 2010): Compare the Nikon D3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Nikon D3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Nikon D3

56

Sony Alpha NEX-5

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D3

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
88 ms shutter lag
Slightly more lenses available
Lens availability
171 lenses
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Thickness
Thin
1.5"
Weight
Light-weight
287 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-5.

competitors

Nikon D3 Competitors

Nikon D700

Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

$3,700 body only

Size Significantly smaller
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,531 - $1,797 body only

$2,221 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Size Significantly smaller
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$3,398 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Much shorter battery life

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$437 body only

$370 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$380 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Olympus PEN E-PL8

Olympus PEN E-PL8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$549 - $550 body only

$649 - $650 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Weight Slightly heavier

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Nikon D3
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