Updated (August 2010): Compare the Sony Alpha NEX-3 vs Sony SLT-A33

Sony SLT A33 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3

Winner
Sony SLT-A33

50

Sony Alpha NEX-3

40

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A33

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
215 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Size
Really small
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
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-3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A33.

competitors

Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Overall image quality Slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$529 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58

Entry-level DSLR

$626 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Overall image quality Better image quality
Startup delay Much more startup delay

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$500 with 16-50mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$337 body only

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$530 with 18-55mm lens

Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (2:30 PM, September 15, 2010)
Thanks for pointing those out! We've fixed #1 and #2 for both the SLT-A33 and SLT-A55.

You also mentioned that the NEX3 lenses have optical stabilization. Snapsort only compares built in image stabilization, since some lenses are stabilized and others aren't. From what I can tell, only 2 of the 3 NEX lenses have image stabilization (steady shot as Sony calls it), and there are image stabilized lenses available for the SLT-A33 and other Sony DSLRs too.
 
El Guesto (10:40 AM, September 15, 2010)
Uhm... Quite a few mistakes:

1. The NEX3 has a flip-out LCD. It articulates.
2. The NEX3 can AF in video mode.
3. The NEX3 lenses have optical stabilization.