Sony NEX 3K 14.2MP DSLR Camera vs Sony Alpha a5100 24.3MP Digital Camera comparison

Compare Sony NEX 3K 14.2MP DSLR Camera
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key specs
Camera TypeDSLR CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP24.3 MP
Sensor TypeCMOSAPS-C
Display TypeTFT LCD-
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Battery TypeLithium ionAAA Battery
Touchscreen-Yes
general
BrandSonySony
ModelNEX 3K 14.2MP DSLR CameraAlpha a5100 24.3MP Digital Camera
Model NameNEX 3KAlpha A5100
ColorBlackBlack
TypeDSLR CameraDigital Camera
Effective Pixels14.2 MP24.3 MP
Dimensions(WxHxD)117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4 mm11 x 3.6 x 6.3 cm
Weight239 GM-
Face DetectionYesYes
Temperature0 to 400 to 40
PortsHDMI, USB-
SLR Variant-16-50Mm Lens
Wide Angle-Yes
sensor features
Sensor TypeCMOSAPS-C
Sensor Size23.4x15.6mm-
Maximum ISO12800 ISO25600 ISO
Maximum FPS29.976
Sensor TechnologyAPS HD CMOSExmor CMOS sensor
ISO Rating-ISO 100 - 25600
lens features
Compatible LensSony E-mount lenses-
Color FilterPrimary RGB Color FilterPrimary RGB Color Filter
Dust ReductionYes-
Digital Zoom-4x
Aperture Range-F3.5 - F5.6
Other Lens Features-Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
focus features
Focus ModeAF-S Single-shot AF / AF-C Continuous AF selectable-
Focus RangeEV0-20 ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached-
Auto FocusYesYes
Focus PointsMulti 25 points / Center / Flexible spot selectable179 Points Phase-detection AF, 25 Points Contrast-detection AF
Metering ModesMulti / Center / Spot selectableMulti-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
White BalancingAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C. temp./Filter 2500- 9900k with 19-step Magenta/Green compensationAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Warm White, Cool White, Day White, Daylight, Flash, Underwater, Color Temperature 2500 to 9900K and Color Filter G7 to M7 15 Step, A7 to B7 15 Step, Custom, AWB Micro Adjustment G7 to M7 15 Step, A7 to B7 15 Step, Bracketing 3 Frames, H / L Selectable
Other Focus FeaturesPredictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator Distance approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSSFocus Sensitivity Range -1 EV - 20 EV ISO 100 Equivalent with F2.0 Lens Attached, AF Mode AF-A Automatic AF, AF-S Single-shot AF, AF-C Continuous AF, DMF Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus, Focus Area Wide 179 Points Phase-detection AF, 25 Points Contrast-detection AF, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot S / M / L, Lock-on AF Wide, Zone, Center, Flexible Spot S / M / L, Eye AF, Predictive Control, Focus Lock, AF Illuminator Built-in LED Type, AF Illuminator Range 0.3 - 3.0 m E PZ 16 - 50 mm, F3.5 - F5.6, OSS Lens Attached, Face Detection Modes On / Off, Face Registration, Face Selection, Maximum Number of Detectable 8, Touch Focus, Smart Zoom Still Images M 1.4x, S 2x, Digital Zoom Still Images L 4x, M 5.7x, S 8x
exposure features
Exposure ModeProgrammed AE iAUTO, P, Aperture priority A, Shutter-speed priority S, Manual M-
AE Lock/Exposure LockYes-
Spot MeterYes-
Exposure Compensation+/-2.0EV in 1/3EV stepsStill Images +/- 3.0 EV 1/3 EV Steps, Movies +/- 2.0 EV 1/3 EV Steps
Dynamic Range AdjustmentYes-
Other Exposure Features-Exposure Metering Sensitivity -1 EV - 20 EV ISO 100 Equivalent with F2.0 Lens Attached
shutter features
Shutter TypeElectronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane typeElectronically-controlled, Vertical-traverse, Focal-plane Type
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb-
Self-timerYesYes
Continuous ShotsContinuous mode max. 2.3 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode max 7 fps *3Continuous Shooting High Maximum 6 fps, Low Maximum 3 fps
Other Shutter Features-Smile Shutter Selectable from 3 Steps, Touch Shutter, Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
flash features
Built-in FlashYesYes
External FlashYes-
Flash ModesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Red-eye Reduction On / Off Selectable
Flash Compensation2EV in 1/3 EV steps1/3 EV Steps, +/- 2 EV
Other Flash FeaturesExternal flash supplied, attachable to Smart Accessory TerminalGuide Number 4 Meters at ISO 100, Flash Coverage 16 mm Focal-length Printed on the Lens Body, Control Pre-flash TTL, Recycling Time 3 sec
image features
Image FormatJPEG DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant, RAW Sony ARW 2.2 format, RAW & JPEGRAW, RAW and JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Aspect Ratio32, 169-
Gross Pixel14.6 MP24.7 MP
Red Eye ReductionOn/Off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash modeYes
Image SizingL 4592 x 3056 14M, M 3344 x 2224 7.4M, S 2288 x 1520 3.5M-
Still Image Size1280 x 720L 6000 x 3376 20 M, M 4240 x 2400 10 M, S 3008 x 1688 5.1 M
Smile DetectionSelectable from 3 steps-
display features
Display TypeTFT LCD-
Display Size3 inch3 inch
Display Resolution921,600 dots-
LCD DisplayXtra Fine LCD-
LCD Display Image Resolution921600 dots921600 dots
Touch Screen-Yes
Other Display Features-Picture Effects Posterization Color, Posterization Black and White, Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color R, G, B, Y, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera Normal / Cool / Warm / Green / Magenta, Soft High-key, Soft Focus High / Mid / Low, HDR Painting High / Mid / Low, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature Auto / Top / Middle H / Bottom / Right / Middle V / Left, Watercolor, Illustration High /Mid / Low, Touch Panel, Adjustable Angle 180°, White Magic, Display Contents Graphic Display, Display All Information, No Display Information, Histogram, Real-time Image Adjustment Display On / Off, Focus Check Focus Magnifier 5.9x, 11.7x, Zebra, Peaking MF Level Setting High / Mid / Low / Off, Color White / Red / Yellow, Marker Display Center, Aspect, Safety Zone, Guide-frame, Grid Line Rule of 3 Grid, Square Grid, Diagonal + Square Grid / Off, Playback Mode Single with or without Shooting Information, Y RGB Histogram and Highlight / Shadow Warning, 12 / 30 Frames Index View, Enlarged Display Mode L 16.7x, M 11.8x, S 8.3x, Panorama Standard 19.2x, Panorama Wide 29.1x, Image Orientation Manual / Off Selectable, Slideshow, Panorama Scrolling, Folder Selection Date, Still, MP4, AVCHD, XAVC S, Forward, Rewind Movie, Delete, Protect, Auto Review 10 / 5/ 2 sec, Off, Soft Skin Effect and at Any Angle with the Selfie 180° Flip Monitor
connectivity features
HDMIYes-
USBYes-
Wifi-Yes
Wireless Connectivity-Yes
storage and power features
Card TypeSD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC memory cardMemory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG Duo, Memory Stick XC HG Duo, SD / SDHC UHS-I Compliant / SDXC UHS-I Compliant
Power SupplyBattery charger BC-VW1supplied, AC Adaptor AC-PW20AM*5-
Battery TypeLithium ionAAA Battery
Battery LifeApprox. 330 images CIPA standard-
Number of Batteries1-
Upgradable Memory-Yes
Other Storage Features-PC Interface Mass Storage
audio and video features
Audio FeaturesMPEG-4 AAC-LC-
Video FormatMP4JPEG DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF Baseline Compliant, RAW Sony ARW 2.3 Format, XAVC S, AVCHD 2.0 Compliant, MP4
Microphone-Built-in Microphone Stereo
Speaker-Built-in, Monaural
modes and functions features
Shooting ModesSingle-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed-priority continuous shooting, Self-timer-
Scene ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Night ShotPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Drive Modes-Single Shooting, Continuous Shooting Hi / Lo Selectable, Self-timer 10 / 2 sec Delay Selectable, Self-timer Continuous with 10 sec Delay 3/5 Frames Selectable, Bracket Single, Bracket Continuous, White Balance Bracket, DRO Bracket
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