Sony NEX-3 ? The differences
The NEX-3 is the junior of the two new NEX system cameras and is almost identical to the NEX-5 except for a few key areas. The body is made from polycarbonate rather than magnesium alloy and is very slightly larger and heavier, though it has a much shallower handgrip, giving the user a less secure and, in my opinion, less satisfying hold of the camera. The shutter button is positioned further back on the body, giving the camera a more ‘point and shoot’ feel than the NEX-5, even though internally the only difference is that the movie mode is only 720p, rather than full 1080p HD. On the plus side the NEX-3 is around £100 cheaper than the NEX-5.