Updated (April 2012): Compare the Sony NEX F3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony NEX F3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-5

Winner
Sony NEX F3

100

Sony Alpha NEX-5

94

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX F3

24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
314 ms shutter lag
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Compact (111×59×38 mm)
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

galleries

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

competitors

Sony NEX F3 Competitors

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
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
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,345 with 18-135mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lens availability Much more lenses available
Size Much larger

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX 5N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$737 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
Weight Heavier

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