Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

55

Sony Alpha NEX-3

51

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-30

Pentax K-30

Entry-level DSLR

$473 body only

$548 with 18-55mm lens

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Super zoom

$315

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Size Significantly larger
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

$298 body only

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$373 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$616 with 16-50mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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