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

Sony NEX 5R vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Sony NEX 5R

100

Sony Alpha NEX-3

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
 

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

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

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$379 - $399 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$430 with 20-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

discussion

Sony NEX 5R
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Sony Alpha NEX-3
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