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

Nikon D3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
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42

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

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Nikon D5

Pro DSLR

$6,497 body only

Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Movie format Shoots movies
Battery life Shorter battery life
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Nikon D3S

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Shutter lag More shutter lag
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Nikon D700

Pro DSLR

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

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Startup delay Slightly more startup delay
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Sony Alpha A5100

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$548 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External flash No external flash support

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