Updated (August 2012): Compare the Sony NEX 5R vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony NEX 5R vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
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80

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX 5R

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

galleries

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

competitors

Sony NEX 5R Competitors

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Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

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Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
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Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Touch screen No touch screen

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

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Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
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Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen
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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

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