Canon EOS R vs Sony NEX 3N Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

EOS R vs NEX 3N - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Canon EOS R vs Sony NEX 3N Specs

EOS R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 31 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 40000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount R Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 135.8 x 98.3 x 84.4mm³ (5.3" x 3.9" x 3.3")
  • 660g (21.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for EOS R

NEX 3N

  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 200 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 109.6 x 62.0 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.4")
  • 210g (6.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 3N

EOS R vs NEX 3N Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: EOS R and NEX 3N sensor area comparison

Better choice: Canon EOS R

Canon EOS R VS Sony NEX 3N Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon EOS R a better choice

EOS R

NEX 3N

Larger sensor (5)Full frameAPS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)31.3016.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)53
Auto Focus points (4)595525
Better sensibility (4)100 - 40000 ISO200 - 16000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.100.46
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the EOS R are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Canon are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the EOS R is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The EOS R scores 37 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 3N

EOS R

NEX 3N

Larger lens selection (3)450
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370400
Weighs less (2)660g
(21.3 oz.)
210g
(6.8 oz.)
More portable (2)1127cm³
(71 cu.in.)
243cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 3N are the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the EOS R: the lower weight than the EOS R and the more compact size.

Yields 12 points for the NEX 3N.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

EOS R

NEX 3N

Articulated screen
Canon EOS R VS Sony NEX 3N Dimensions

Look at front view of the EOS R and NEX 3N

EOS R und NEX 3N, front viewEOS R und NEX 3N, front view

Top view of cameras

EOS R und NEX 3N, view from aboveEOS R und NEX 3N, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon EOS R

Sony NEX 3N

37
12

We recommend Canon EOS R as better choice.

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