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Sony NEX-3NL Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP CMOS White Dec 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Colour Release Date
Sony cameras have good reviews
Has a built-in flash
Has a pre-flash
Camera Labs Highly Recommended Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended
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Sony Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 27,220 user and expert reviews (including 471 verified purchases) for Sony cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 93% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the NEX-3NL in December 2013.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony NEX-3NL has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The NEX-3NL has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Sony NEX-3NL has a pretty standard weight (210 grams) compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

Alternative cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-3NL (£293.90) (210g).

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Sony NEX-3NL has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-3NL has an HDMI port. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have an HDMI port.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Sony NEX-3NL has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The NEX-3NL features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Flash

Has a Pre-Flash

The NEX-3NL has a pre-flash, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The NEX-3NL has a flash exposure compensation. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a flash exposure compensation.

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Camera

Supports Dioptic Correction

The NEX-3NL supports dioptic correction, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Saturation Adjustment

The NEX-3NL features saturation adjustment. Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also feature saturation adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Sony NEX-3NL features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The NEX-3NL features contrast adjustment, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features Histogram

The NEX-3NL features histogram, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Battery

480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The NEX-3NL is a digital camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Sony NEX-3NL has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera also have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Only Supports Eight ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the NEX-3NL is more than most medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this digital camera. The ISO sensitivities 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and 16000 are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-3NL supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). This Sony camera also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. 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.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony NEX-3NL has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all medium megapixel digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst video resolution across comparable types of camera.

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Picture Quality

4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-3NL has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) found on most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s) of 4912 X 3264 and 3568 X 2368 and 2448 X 1624. Across all digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-3NL has a higher image resolution than most cameras of this age and spec. This Sony camera has a 4912 X 3264 pixels maximum image resolution, whereas most cameras that have been around for a similar time to it have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. The image resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera ranges from 4288 x 3216 pixels (worst) to 4928 x 3264 pixels (best).

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16.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is a 16.1 megapixels digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony nex3nlw2bdl, sony nex3nlb
Barcodes 00027242864108, 00027242864115, 00042822100940, 00616932802218, 00617529207973

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