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Sony NEX-3NL
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Sony NEX-3NL Digital Camera

MILC 16.1MP CMOS Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Take beautiful images, your way Capture every tiny detail: The large 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor gives you the quality and creativity of a DSLR, with a wide ISO range for low-light detail. Shoot... More
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16 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Sony MILC digital cameras have good ratings on average and across all cameras Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Sony NEX-3 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-3.

Alternative digital cameras which support Full HD video currently available which you might also want to consider include the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which has better reviews; or the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] which is cheaper.

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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 comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the NEX-3.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at including the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], or the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital 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.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to look at the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated) or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper), or the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC and cheaper).

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Light

The weights of digital cameras of this type and age range from 70g to 680g. With a weight of only 210 grams, the Sony NEX-3 is fairly light compared to most of the other MILC digital cameras that were released around the same time as the NEX-3.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] (222.2g) which is also cheaper.

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The Sony NEX-3 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the NEX-3. The image formats supporteds "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Electronic Camera Shutter Type

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter type, which is the most commonly found camera shutter type on digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Sony NEX-3 has a 4912 x 3264 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 2448 x 1624 and 3568 x 2368. Across all MILC digital cameras that are a comparable age to the NEX-3 the still image resolution ranges from 1024 x 768 to 6000 x 4000.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Sony NEX-3 has a greater number of white balance modes than most MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-3. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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480 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Sony NEX-3 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s. Most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-3 take between 220 and 539 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Four ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony NEX-3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This Sony digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by cameras of this type and age. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "400" and "16000" are also supported by this camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on digital cameras of this age and spec. 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 Focusing (AF) Modess

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

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TFT Display

The Sony NEX-3 has a better display than most digital cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type 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. The best display of all MILC digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the NEX-3 is AMOLED and the worst is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Sony NEX-3 is more than most MILC digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the NEX-3.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

The average flash recharging time of cameras of this type and age is 3.9s. The Sony NEX-3 has one of the shorter flash recharging times (only 3 seconds) amongst MILC digital cameras of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Sony NEX-3 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other MILC digital cameras that are a similar age to the NEX-3 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price], or the Sony Alpha A6000[plb_2165999_price] or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability. The Sony NEX-3 is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support video capability to this camera and we think the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price]; or the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price], or the Sony NEX-5[plb_2154751_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Sony NEX-3 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other MILC digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the NEX-3 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price] or the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price], or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price].

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony NEX-3 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price]; or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony NEX-3 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most cameras of this age and type do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony NEX-3 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Sony NEX-3 is more than most cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the NEX-3. The flash modess "Fill-in", "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Sony digital camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony NEX-3NL

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony digital camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony NEX-3 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

There are a number of other 3" screen cameras currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper digital camera such as the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price], or the Olympus PEN E-PM1[plb_1710326_price] or you might consider a higher scoring digital camera such as the Olympus E-PM1[plb_1657415_price].

If this camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (3.31") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel

The Sony NEX-3 has a pretty standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Fujifilm X-E2[plb_1963114_price] (16.3MP), the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price] (24.3MP) which also has a higher rating.

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MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on MILC digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that have a CMOS sensor currently available including the Sony ILCE-7[plb_2044892_price], or the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung NX210[plb_1609391_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Live View
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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

(53)
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…

Reviewed 1 January 2015 by Donatello46 "Donatello46"
(Verified Purchase)

This was my daughter;'s main Christmas present, it arrived with plenty of time to spare and she was "over the moon" with it.

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