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

48

Sony Alpha NEX-3

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A33

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
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3

Size
Really small
Compact (117×62×33 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
297 g
Screen size
Large screen
3"

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

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$471 body only

$419 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35

Entry-level DSLR

Overall image quality Better image quality
Battery life Longer battery life
Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40

Super zoom

$420

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Screen size Much smaller screen

Sony Alpha NEX-3 Competitors

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$390 body only

$400 with 16mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Dynamic range More dynamic range
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$450 - $498 body only

$579 - $598 with 16-50mm lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Better image quality
Size Slightly larger
Sony NEX F3

Sony NEX F3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$230 body only

$520 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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.