Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

44

Sony Alpha NEX-3

41

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.5 EV
 

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

$589 body only

$498 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Pentax K10D

Pentax K10D

Entry-level DSLR

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Viewfinder size Larger viewfinder
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Pentax K-5

Pentax K-5

Entry-level DSLR

$800 body only

$1,549 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm 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

$439 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$299 body only

$377 with 14-42mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

discussion

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