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
Great battery life
Battery life
470 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-5

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1000 ms startup delay

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
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price More expensive
Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$436 body only

Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Size Slightly smaller
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$310 body only

$250 with 18-55mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Competitors

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$300 body only

$395 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 body only

$495 with 16mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Thickness Slightly thinner
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX 7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$1,829 with 18-55mm lens

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

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