Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

47

Sony Alpha NEX-3

44

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$1,195 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$480 with 14-45mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

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