Updated (August 2012): Compare the Sony NEX 5R vs Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX 5R vs Sony NEX F3

Winner
Sony NEX 5R

100

Sony NEX F3

90

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Really small
Size
Mid size (111×59×39 mm)
Thin
Thickness
1.5"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX F3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony NEX 5R.

competitors

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$480 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen
Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

Sony NEX F3 Competitors

Sony SLT A37

Sony SLT A37

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,392 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Much larger
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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