Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

38

Sony Alpha NEX-3

35

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-500

Pentax K-500

Entry-level DSLR

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$788 - $999 body only

$945 - $1,049 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-50

Pentax K-50

Entry-level DSLR

$1,178 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $448 body only

$490 - $498 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Slightly larger
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$599 body only

$1,758 with 18-105mm lens

Lens availability Much more lenses available
Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
Size Significantly larger

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Sony Alpha NEX-3
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