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

High ISO
Light sensitivity
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
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 Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$311 body only

$379 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Battery life Longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
Focus points Fewer focus points

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Touch screen Has a touch screen
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

discussion

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Sony Alpha NEX-3
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