Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

37

Sony Alpha NEX-3

34

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 K200D

Pentax K200D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K20D

Pentax K20D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Longer battery life
Size Larger

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$358 body only

$438 with 18-55mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Size Significantly larger
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$595 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Nikon D610

Nikon D610

Pro DSLR

$1,100 - $1,497 body only

$1,900 - $2,447 with 28-300mm lens

Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Battery life Much longer battery life
Size Much larger

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