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

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-S2

Pentax K-S2

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

$549 with 18-50mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Startup delay More startup delay
Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r

Entry-level DSLR

$589 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$906 - $979 body only

$1,015 - $1,099 with 15-45mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$438 body only

$725 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

discussion

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