Updated (August 2011): Compare the Sony NEX-5N vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony NEX 5N vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Sony NEX-5N

125

Sony Alpha NEX-3

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5N

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Great battery life
Battery life
460 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX-5N.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Alpha NEX-3.

competitors

Sony NEX-5N Competitors

Sony NEX 5R

Sony NEX 5R

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$660 body only

Focus points More focus points
Battery life Shorter battery life
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Super zoom

$399 - $426

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Built-in flash Built-in flash
Touch screen No touch screen

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$400 body only

$480 with 14-45mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$695

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$593 body only

External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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