Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

42

Sony Alpha NEX-3

40

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 size
Large screen
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

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

$329 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$470 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen size Much larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Sony Alpha DSLR-A390

Entry-level DSLR

$812 with 18-55mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Storage slots Has more storage slots
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 with 20-50mm lens

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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