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Sony NEX-3NL/B Mirrorless Digital Camera Kit (Black)
- 16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images
- New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control
- Create easy self-portraits with 180° tilting LCD screen
- Full HD movie shooting 60i/24p
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|Auto Focus Technology|
|Battery Average Life||480 Photos|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||4 fps|
|Display Fixture Type||Tilting|
|Display Resolution Maximum||460000|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|Effective Still Resolution||16.1|
|Expanded ISO Maximum||16,000|
|Expanded ISO Minimum||200|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.2 Format), RAW+JPEG|
|Flash Memory Type||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo|
|Flash Sync Speed||1/160_sec|
|Flash Type||Accessory Port|
|Flash Type||Built-In Flash|
|Focus Description||Contrast Detection|
|Focus Type||automatic with manual|
|Form Factor||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|HDMI Type||Type D|
|ISO Range||Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000|
|Image Aspect Ratio||3:2, 16:9|
|Item Dimensions||2.44 x 1.38 x 4.33 inches|
|Item Weight||0.59 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||2 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Voltage||2 Volts|
|Lithium Battery Weight||2 ounces|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/4000 seconde of a second|
|Maximum horizontal resolution||4,912|
|Minimum Shutter Speed||30 seconds|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||16.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & USB charger|
|Video Capture Format||mpeg-4;h.264;avchd|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080i_hd|
|Water Resistance Level||Not Water Resistant|
From the Manufacturer
Meet your new partner for life. The world’s smallest and lightest camera10, NEX-3N produces fantastic high-resolution photos, Full HD movies and charming self-portraits, all with excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. A superbly designed, feature-filled interchangeable-lens camera that includes a large APS-C sensor, built-in pop-up flash, 4 fps continuous shooting, Auto Object Framing and much more. All the camera you need to capture the finer aspects of life with the greatest of ease.
Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
Superior Auto mode
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2. In meters, IS0 100
4. Records in 29 minute segments
6. Actual performance varies based on settings, environmental conditions, and usage. Battery capacity decreases over time and use.
9. Files compatible with iMovie® '09 or later on Mac. Software not compatible with Mac OS® X.
10. Among interchangeable-lens cameras with an APS-C sensor and built-in flash as of February 2013.
© 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ, BRAVIA, Exmor, InfoLITHIUM, Multi Connector, Remote Commander, Sweep Panorama, and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony. AVCHD is a trademark of Panasonic Corporation and Sony Corporation. Mac OS and iMovie are trademarks of Apple Computers, Inc. HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Sony is not responsible for typographical and photographic errors. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Color: Black | Package Type: Standard Packaging
Top Customer Reviews
The photos from this Sony are impressive. Color is great. Exposure is spot-on. It takes decent shots even at high ISOs (up to 1600 look very sharp). Movies look incredible. It records truly DSLR-grade photos. My DSLR is dated. It won't sound like much saying that it takes better photos than my Canon D20, but, wow. It has twice the pixels as the D20 but takes in just as much light. What an amazing upgrade.
Honestly, I expected quality photos. I have read enough pro reviews of other NEX cameras with the same sensor to know that this camera is great at recording beautiful images. What I did not expect is how great the "auto" modes on this camera are. This camera's skill at automatically choosing the right settings for you is why you should buy it.
I never studied photography in school, but I have read enough, and have enough consumer experience to know how to balance aperture, speed, and ISO to get great shots. Because I'm not an experienced or pro photographer, setting everything on the camera has always been a bit trial-and-error. I've forced myself to do this chore because I always end up with better shots than most camera's "auto" modes. Well, if you're an amateur like me you may find yourself proudly turning the mode dial to the "superior auto" mode on this Sony.Read more ›
To fill this gap, there are Micro Four Thirds, 1" sensors, and a host of small body mirrorless APS-C variants. I also had a budget of $700 or less, because as technologies improve and become less expensive each year, I really didn't feel like spending a grand or so on today's camera tech. Having read, researched, and tested some models in my local B&M, I whittled down my candidates to the RX100, EOS M, and NEX-6 (though the 6 was getting out of budget). The RX100 was very attractive and highly acclaimed in the media, but at $650, it was pricey for essentially a P&S. Bearing a styling birthed from Canon's S90+ series, I had lingering doubts about getting yet another high end P&S which costs over twice as much as the S90+ series!. If I lowered the weighting of cost, then this was definitely on the top of my list. The EOS M was attractive as well since I was very familiar with Canon's crop sensor DSLR line, but the new EOS M mount has such a limited supply of lenses and I wasn't planning on spending an extra $150 for the M mount adapter. Rated battery life of 230 CIPA for the EOS M was very disappointing too. Last, I investigated and liked what I saw from the NEX line as an alternative to the RX100.Read more ›
THE BAD: The 3N handles slowly thanks to so many functions and settings being based in menus rather than in manual controls; a settings-control wheel that's small, jumpy and hard to handle; slowish focusing, and the 16-50mm kit lens, which telescopes at a leisurely rate. Worse, the 3N lacks some of the settings that we take for granted today in any capable camera, such as the ability to customize the parameters of the auto-ISO function or even to control the volume of the focusing beep.
THE UGLY: In a fit of the Cheaps and/or the Dumbs, Sony decided not to include a battery charger with this camera. Apparently, they've made the same annoying move with the NEX 6, which is the $1,000 big brother of the 3N. But that's OK, says Sony, because owners can charge the battery inside the camera -- using a tiny cable that the company did include in the kit. (I haven't encountered this very bad in-camera-charging idea since I bought a Canon G1 in 2001.) Sure, Sony, this is just what I want to do on my vacation: sit in a hotel room watching my camera charge my spare battery. Of course, a Sony website will happily sell you the company's very own (and very good) NEX-class charger for $55 plus tax (at other websites it costs more like $40, if you can find it). I would much have preferred a higher 3N kit price -- with the furshlugginer charger included.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Camera has a hardware issue many of you will face.
Please check https://community.sony.com/t5/Alpha-NEX-Cameras/Nex-3N-Camera-Error-Turn-Power-off-then-on/td-p/391492... Read more
I was happy enough with this camera after purchase. But then this week, less than two years after purchase, the lens has failed utterly. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Arnab Chakladar
Great camera for the price. Can take great pictures, especially if you know what you're doing with the manual controls. Lack of a viewfinder hasn't really been a problem. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shawn
I am abosutley in love with this camera . Came packaged amazingly . Great resolution and very user friendly . You will need to buy a charger or additional batteries. Read morePublished 6 months ago by sasha
I have owned this camera for over two years now and am still very happy with it.
I am no photography expert but I work in the media and need to take a lot of photos. Read more