Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

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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

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
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

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

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Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$697 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
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Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,099 body only

$1,249 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
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Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$799 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay More startup delay

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Color depth Worse color depth

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