Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

38

Sony Alpha NEX-3

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
97 ms shutter lag
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Startup delay More startup delay
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$339 with 20-50mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Larger screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,224 with 20-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$717 body only

$300 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

Super zoom

$469

Image stabilization Image stabilization
GPS Has a GPS
Size Significantly larger
Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400

Entry-level DSLR

$326 body only

$398 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

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