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

Great image quality
Overall image quality
78.0
Great color depth
Color depth
23.7 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
13.1 EV
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

$691 body only

$853 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$447 body only

$365 - $379 with 16-50mm lens

Battery life Significantly longer battery life
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$470 - $548 body only

$579 - $648 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Touch screen No touch screen

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Movie format Higher resolution movies
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$400 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Color depth Better color depth
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only

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