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Sony NEX3NL Digital Camera

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MILC 16.1MP CMOS Feb 2013
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25 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony cameras and also specifically for Sony MILC digital cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Good Size

One person considered that the Sony NEX-3 was compact. Expert website Techarena.in mentioned “Cameras today are evolving at great speed where everything looks to be going compact” in their review. One customer who bought the Sony NEX-3 considered that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Techarena.in said “A portable device which is easy to carry and capable of capturing memories forever” in their review.

Nice Design

One Sony NEX-3 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Techarena.in mentioned three years ago “Rich Design” in their Sony NEX-3 review.

Easy to Use

One Sony NEX-3 owner who purchased this digital camera wrote that it was easy to use. Techarena.in wrote “Easy to Use” in their review.

Good Battery Life

One customer who purchased the product thought it had a good battery life. Three years ago Techarena.in said “Good Battery Life”.

Good Quality Pictures

One Sony NEX-3 owner who bought it considered that it was able to produce good images. Techarena.in wrote “Photography is a great habit for everyone”.

Good Product Quality

One Sony NEX-3 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Techarena.in wrote “Great PhotoVideo Quality” in their review of the Sony NEX-3.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camera is Full HD, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony NEX-3 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the NEX-3.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-3, the Sony NEX-3 supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price], and the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Samsung NX1100[plb_2088336_price].

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Digital cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Light

Across all the cameras that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 70g to 680g. The Sony NEX-3 is one of the lighter MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-3 (only 210 grams) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the 1 S1[pl_1857662_price], or the 1 AW1[pl_2020636_price] both from Nikon or the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] which has better reviews.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Three Image Formats

The Sony NEX-3 has a greater number of supported image formats than most similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by cameras of this age and spec. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-3 has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This camera also have a still image resolution of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. The worst still image resolution of all MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-3 is 1024 x 768 and the best is 12416 x 1856.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony NEX-3 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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480 Shots Per Battery Charge

The Sony NEX-3 is a camera that takes 480 shots shots per battery charge. Most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-3 take between 220 and 649 shots per battery charge.

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Supports Four ISO Speeds

The Sony NEX-3 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports a 200 ISO speed, which is the most commonly supported ISO speed supported by cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-3. The ISO speeds "100", "400" and "16000" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on cameras of a similar age and spec to it. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Five Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Sony NEX-3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most frequently featured auto focus featured on MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-3. The auto focus "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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Short

The heights of digital cameras of this age and type range from 36mm to 110mm, and the average height is 69mm. At only 62 millimeters, the Sony NEX-3 is fairly short compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Sony NEX-3 has a better display than most MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years the display ranges from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Supports One Power Source

The Sony NEX-3 has a greater number of power sources than most MILC digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Sony camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-3.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-3 is 3s and the longest is 5s. At only 3 seconds, the Sony NEX-3 has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-3.

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8 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Several Sony NEX-3 owners who reviewed the Sony NEX-3 agreed that it was not good value for money. Techarena.in wrote “For entry level dSLR features this camera is bit costly according to me” in their review of this digital camera. Techarena.in also wrote “Costly Lens Kit”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Sony NEX-3 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-3, the Sony NEX-3 does not support video recording.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a video recording and we think the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price], or the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-3 are not 3D compatible. The Sony NEX-3 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the NEX-3 do not have a GPS. The Sony NEX-3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also have a GPS including the Olympus PEN E-P5[plb_2032029_price], or the Nikon 1 AW1[plb_2020636_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-3 are not waterproof. The Sony NEX-3 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the NEX-3, the Sony NEX-3 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony NEX-3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and spec. The flash modes "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-3

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the NEX-3.

Average Screen Size

The Sony NEX-3 has a fairly typical screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-3.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Pentax Q10[plb_1399120_price], or the Nikon 1 S1[plb_1857662_price] which has better reviews.

Digital cameras with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (3.31") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Sony NEX-3 has a pretty typical megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the NEX-3.

If this MILC camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm X-M1[plb_2032322_price] (16.3MP), or the Samsung NX300M[plb_2205970_price] (20.3MP) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Design
Colour
Lens System
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Focal Length Range
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Live View
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

Expert Reviews

6 August 2013

Sony NEX 3NL comes for Rs.28, 990/ .  It comes in the entry level list of Sony Interchangeable lens cameras. For entry level dSLR features this camera is bit costly according to me. The lens kit...

Easy to Use
Great Camera Effects
Great PhotoVideo Quality
Rich Design
Good Battery Life
Complicated for Panorama
No Touch Screen Display
Costly Lens Kit
13 December 2014

Unsere Kamera-Tests bieten zwar Orientierung bei der Auswahl der richtigen Kamera. Doch am Ende entscheidet der User selbst, welches Modell es für ihn sein soll. Welche Digicams derzeit besonders... Read more…

APS-C-sized sensor
Up to ISO 12800 manually selectable
Angle adjustable LCD
Reasonable price when bought with both lens options
3D panoramas
No built-in anti-shake
Basic-looking design
No standard AV output
Clip-on viewfinder costs another 200
Unfamiliar and over simplistic controls

User Reviews

(56)
Reviewed 12 January 2014 by Mr. Peter Lawson
(Verified Purchase)

The first one lasted 3 months before it failed by turning all pictures into deck-chair stripes. My wife loved the camera and a replacement in time for Christmas was essential. Unfortunately Amazon... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2015 by Trystholding
(Verified Purchase)

Great item thank you.

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Kc "crafty"
(Verified Purchase)

It's a great little camera. Feels lovely in the hand and takes beautiful pictures. The zoom is fairly bog standard but you can always change the lens if so desired. Fitted neatly into pockets or... Read more…

Reviewed 12 June 2015 by Kc
(Verified Purchase)

It's a great little camera. Feels lovely in the hand and takes beautiful pictures. The zoom is fairly bog standard but you can always change the lens if so desired. Fitted neatly into pockets or... Read more…

Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Richard
(Verified Purchase)

Rated in the following context:

I bought this kit as a gift for my daughter whose boyfriend had the same camera model NEX3 with a standard lens. They were planning holidaying in Japan &... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nex3ny, nex3nl, 500mm1000, sony nex3, nex3nybce, 500mm1000m, sony nex3n, nex3nyb.ce, sony nex3ny, 500mm1000mm, sony nex3nl, sony nex3nyb, sony nex3nybc, sony nex3nybce, sony nex3ksceh
Barcodes 04905524681000, 04905524920024, 04905524920031, 04905524920208, 04905524920215

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