Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

45

Sony Alpha NEX-3

42

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-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Pentax X-5

Pentax X-5

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen size Larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Olympus PEN E-PL6

Olympus PEN E-PL6

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$298 body only

$846 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

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