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

72

Sony Alpha NEX-3

58

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

Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
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 Alpha NEX-3.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony SLT-A33.

competitors

Sony SLT-A33 Competitors

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Size Significantly smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Movie continuous focus Doesn't focus continuously recording movies
Sony SLT-A55

Sony SLT A55

Entry-level DSLR

GPS Has a GPS
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$640 with 18-55mm lens

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

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Olympus PEN E-PM2

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$289 body only

$380 with 14-42mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
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
Pentax K-x

Pentax K-x

Entry-level DSLR

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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.