Pentax K-x vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Pentax K-x

45

Sony Alpha NEX-3

42

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-x

Great image quality
Overall image quality
72.0
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great color depth
Color depth
22.8 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-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
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus 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

$489 body only

$488 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Screen size Much larger screen
Supports 24p No 24p support
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Overall image quality Much worse image quality
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Overall image quality Much worse image quality

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$311 body only

$350 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Image stabilization Image stabilization
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 with 16-50mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

discussion

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