Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

44

Sony Alpha NEX-3

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Pentax K-x.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Pentax K-x Competitors

Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$723 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$529 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-m

Pentax K-m

Entry-level DSLR

Autofocus Slower autofocus

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$428 - $448 body only

$518 - $548 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$329 body only

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

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

Pentax K-x
K-x
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
Alpha NEX-3
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