Close
Sony NEX-3NL

50

Overall Score

Sony NEX-3NL

Sony NEX-3NL
7 Images + 1 Video

Loading image...
A classic and good spec MILC digital camera
MILC 16.1MP 4912 X 3264 Pixels CMOS Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Compare
Share on

Sony NEX-3NL Compare Cheapest UK Prices

Sorry, currently not available from shops in the United Kingdom.
Check international prices

Notify Me When Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe

Sony NEX-3NL Compare UK Used Prices

Sorry, no international prices found
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

65% Off
Sony DSC-RX100
£349.00
Was £989 (28 days ago)
Argos
View More Amazing Digital Camera Deals

Sony NEX-3NL Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony NEX-3NL number 528 across all digital cameras.
86
Reviews
125 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
33
Age
3 Years Old
50
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 125 reviews. Fuji cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, excellent product quality and that it is robust.
This Sony digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
4912 X 3264 pixels image resolution
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

57
Portrait Photography
Average
39
Landscape Photography
Mediocre
46
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
84
Sports Photography
Excellent
91
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Sony NEX-3NL Video Reviews

How Big is the Sony NEX-3NL?

The Sony NEX-3NL is 109.9mm wide and 62mm tall. It is 34.6mm deep and weighs 210g.

Sony NEX-3NL front dimensions
Sony NEX-3NL size in context

Sony NEX-3NL In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

User Reviews Are Good

People who bought this camera rated this digital camera 86 out of 100 on average. 32 reviewers (81% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

View all user reviews

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

10 owners considered that the Sony NEX-3NL was easy to use and five people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report Excellent Product Quality

Nine people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 26,491 owner and expert reviews (including 9,159 verified purchases) for Sony digital cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Four people thought it was well made.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it had a good flash.

  • Built in flash not that strong Guide 4…
    Pe James (Amazon) - February 2014
  • A simple built in flash and a zoom rocker control next to the shutter release was an important need from usability perspective…
  • The pop up flash works brilliantly…
  • The quality and build of the camera is first rate, with a nice easy to use pop up flash incorporated into the neat body…

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who purchased it considered that it was good looking.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Five customers who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact, two people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to carry around and two people agreed that it was thick.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had good features.

  • It has many features…
    Lilly35 (Amazon) - September 2013
  • Also has top end features like micro adjustment for lenses which is used for front or back focus issues also white balance temp scale which are found on top end cameras…

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Eight people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money.

  • Its cheap…
    Karfam (Amazon) - September 2013
  • For me, these are not deal breakers…
    MKP (Amazon) - April 2013
  • Value for money…
    Carht (Amazon) - December 2013
  • Great camera and well discounted at the moment seems a bargain a lot of bang for buck…
  • Stepping up from mobile phones and cheap digital cameras…
    Shaun (Amazon) - December 2013
  • This appears to be a very good camera for the price…
    Shaun (Amazon) - December 2013
  • If you intend to travel with this camera, this is a really great deal, once this camera does not draw to much attention because of the size…
  • Unlike its more expensive siblings, there are no control dials located near the top plate of the camera so all adjustments must be made using the rear control dial…
  • For the price it was more than OK…
  • Really great camera and great value for money when compared to other similar products…
    Colin Bird (Amazon) - November 2013

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

20 owners who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images and two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

  • Photography is a great habit for everyone…
    Techarena.in August 2013
  • Takes amazing pictures and is so worth the money…
    Lilly35 (Amazon) - September 2013
  • The picture results are very good…
    Richie G (Amazon) - January 2014
  • Photos are great quality…
    Tristan (Amazon) - June 2013
  • Don't make my amateur mistake of shooting in P mode unless you're a pro, photos came out all blurred…
    Tristan (Amazon) - June 2013
  • All other shooting modes work just fine…
    Tristan (Amazon) - June 2013
  • The high pixel count is a waste of time the image on my example it was just was not sharp enough…
    P. Bailey (Amazon) - September 2013
  • There are some great picture settings to make use…
    Richie G (Amazon) - January 2014
  • The low light ability is very good (especially if you want a more natural light…
    WNS (Amazon) - April 2013
  • It is the image quality and performance that counts…
    MKP (Amazon) - April 2013

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Six customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good lens.

  • The 16-50 lens is good…
  • This is a great compact system camera and the power lens means it is indeed very compact…
    Tristan (Amazon) - June 2013
  • Another problem is the powered zoom lens makes so much noise there is little point using it while filming…
  • The zoom is fairly bog standard…
  • Also has top end features like micro adjustment for lenses which is used for front or back focus issues also white balance temp scale which are found on top end cameras…
  • Not spend a few seconds attempting to focus before taking a lazy blurry photo of my daughters who've already run off to do something else…
  • The kit lens could be better…
  • It is the lens that take up the bulk of the weight…
    Roses (Amazon) - May 2013
  • Lens removal is easy…
    Roses (Amazon) - May 2013
  • You can focus using the rings on the lens for faster focusing or from a dial on the camera for a more controlled speed…
    Roses (Amazon) - May 2013

Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-3NL in December 2013.

Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the NEX-3NL of 16.1MP is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 42% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

What does "megapixels" mean? Less Edit

4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The NEX-3NL has a maximum image resolution of 4912 X 3264 pixels. That's 1% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

What does "maximum image resolution" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera.

What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras.

What does "maximum video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The average maximum ISO sensitivity of all cameras is 14,000, with the lowest being 200 and the highest being 820,000. The maximum ISO sensitivity of the NEX-3NL of 16,000 is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 78% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

What does "maximum ISO sensitivity" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Sony digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart What does "minimum aperture number" mean? Less Edit

Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used.

Chart Hide Chart What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit

Average Weight

The Sony NEX-3NL's weight of 210g is pretty typical compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 50% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "weight" mean? Less Edit

Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The NEX-3NL has a built-in flash, as do 68% of cameras.

Chart Hide Chart What is a built-in flash? Less Edit

Wide Range of Aspherical Lenses Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the aspherical lens depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of aspherical lenses are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Supports Dioptic Correction

The NEX-3NL supports dioptic correction. 90% of cameras do not support dioptic correction.

Chart Hide Chart What is dioptic correction? Less Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This Sony camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony NEX-3NL's display diagonal of 3" is fairly typical compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 48% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

Chart Hide Chart What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit

Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-3NL features brightness adjustment. 78% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

Chart Hide Chart What is brightness adjustment? Less Edit

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-3NL has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

Chart Hide Chart What is a vari-angle LCD display? Less Edit

Has an HDMI Port

The NEX-3NL has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

Chart Hide Chart What is an HDMI port? Less Edit

Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The NEX-3NL features flash exposure compensation, unlike 79% of digital cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

Chart Hide Chart What is flash exposure compensation? Less Edit

Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

Features Saturation Adjustment

The NEX-3NL features saturation adjustment, unlike 87% of cameras which do not feature saturation adjustment.

Chart Hide Chart What is saturation adjustment? Less Edit

480 Battery Life

The NEX-3NL is a digital camera that takes 480 shots battery life. Most of the other cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

Chart Hide Chart What does "battery life" mean? Less Edit

Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera.

Chart Hide Chart Edit

4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the NEX-3NL is 4912 x 3264. That's over five times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1664 x 1664. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

Chart Hide Chart What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit

Has a Pre-Flash

The NEX-3NL has a pre-flash. 95% of digital cameras do not have a pre-flash.

Chart Hide Chart What is a pre-flash? Less Edit

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1440 x 1080|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on digital cameras.

Chart Hide Chart What does "video resolution" mean? Less Edit

Features Noise Reduction

The NEX-3NL features noise reduction, which is unusual. 91% of cameras do not feature noise reduction.

Chart Hide Chart What is noise reduction? Less Edit

Features Contrast Adjustment

The NEX-3NL features contrast adjustment, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

Chart Hide Chart What is contrast adjustment? Less Edit

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony nex3nlw2bdl, sony nex3nlb

Barcodes:

00027242864108, 00027242864115, 00042822100940, 00616932802218, 00617529207973

65% Off
Sony DSC-RX100
£349.00
Was £989 (28 days ago)
Argos

Frequently Asked Questions About the Sony NEX-3NL

Popular Comparisons With The Sony NEX-3NL

Today's Best Digital Camera Deals

38% Off
SeaLife Micro 2.0
£415.22
Was £667 (2 days ago)
21% Off
Dorr Mini Retro
£23.27
Was £30 yesterday
41% Off
Pentax K-30
£353.60
Was £602 yesterday
11% Off
Fujifilm X-T10
£445.00
Was £499 yesterday
19% Off
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT30
£100.79
Was £125 yesterday
56% Off
Leica C

46

£372.96
Was £848 yesterday
17% Off
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III
£582.45
Was £699 yesterday
View More Amazing Digital Camera Deals

Feedback