The Sony NEX-3N is Sony's entry-level NEX camera, replacing the NEX-F3. The 3N is, as before, aimed at users stepping up from compact cameras and gains a compact-style zoom lever around its shutter button. It features a smaller body than the F3, and Sony says it is the smallest, lightest mirrorless camera to feature an APS-C sensor, despite featuring a built-in flash.
Sony NEX-3N Mirrorless Camera Kit with PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
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- 16.1MP CMOS sensor
- ISO 100-16,000
- 3 inch 180°-tilting LCD with 460,000 dots
- 1080p/60i/24p HD video recording (AVCHD)
- 4 frames per second continuous shooting
- Zoom lever allows one-handed operation and smooth zoom
- Built-in flash
- Auto Object Framing, Face Detection, Tracking AF, and Picture Effects
- Superior Auto and Anti-Motion Blur modes plus PSAM and Sweep Panorama
|Body type||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||4912 x 3264|
|Other resolutions||4912 x 2760, 3568 x 2368, 3568 x 2000, 2448 x 1624, 2448 x 1376|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||16 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||17 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000|
|White balance presets||6|
|Custom white balance||Yes (2500-9900k )|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Standard|
|Optics & Focus|
|Number of focus points||25|
|Lens mount||Sony E|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Built-in flash||Yes (Pop-up)|
|External flash||No (Accessory Port)|
|Continuous drive||4 fps|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080|
|Storage types||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (Type D)|
|Battery description||Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & USB charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||480|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz)|
|Dimensions||110 x 62 x 35 mm (4.33 x 2.44 x 1.38″)|
NEX learning curve notwithstanding....
My first NEX, and am very pleased with it so far. Found the menus a little confusingly laid out at first, so there's a learning curve here - Not fuji-levels of obscure, but a different mind-set was used...maybe a little too dumbed down? Hard to describe. Anyhoo there's definitely a learning curve involved, but once you get their way of thinking, everything's fine. Also had scarily bad experience with the flash at first - No deliberately crazy settings or difficult scenes to try and throw ...
Great camera for price
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Sony Nex-3N: Great value-for-money camera
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Small but amazing
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A3000 pricing ?
Is this the bargain it seems to be. An A3000 with kit lens plus the 55-210 for $498 on Amazon. Are there similar deals with Nex3n ?
The A3000 and 3N are both absolute steals. I have owned the 3, 5, C3, F3, 5N, 5R, 7, A3000, and 3N. The A3000 takes the best pictures of any NEX (or camera period) I've owned. The sensor is amazing. It has the best low-light performance. The JPEG engine is amazing. The photos are truly magical. The 3N takes the second best pictures. The sensor is very good, although not as good as the A3000 either in detail or high ISO. The JPEG engine is better than the 5N, 5R, 6, 7. If you manual focus you may need a better EVF than the A3000. I use AF lenses. I shoot in low light so high ISO performance is more important that megapixels. Continue Reading
That seems about right. The A3000 can be commonly purchased for about $300 these days, which leaves $198 for the 55-210 lens. Continue Reading
NEX + Pocketable=?
Longtime lurker, first post... I am a 100% happy owner of a Nex6 - that is, 100% happy when I'm shooting, but 0% happy when I decide it isn't a good idea to bring it along on a bruising climb. My wife and I enjoy mountaineering, and while it is great for 75% of the action, if it's going to be particularly cold, wet, or technical, I usually leave the Nex6 behind. I upgraded to the Nex6 from the Nex5n primarily for the mode dial, which I find very useful. I also have added the Sigma 30mm and 19mm and love their results. Given our outdoor pursuits, it is really time for me to add a pocketable P&S to the mix that is easier to take along and keep in a...well, pocket! Given a very limited additional budget, I am considering two options: -Sell a lens (probably the kit 16-50mm) and buy a generation old Canon S110 for not much out-of-pocket -Sell the Nex6 body and a lens (probably the kit 16-50mm) and swap into the Nex3n, and use the funds to buy a used RX100 for a little more out of pocket. ...
It seems to me many photographers put the cart before the horse (camera before the pocket). Why spend hundreds of dollars for a smaller (less capable) camera when you could spend tens of dollars for larger pockets? I've heard good things about www.scottevest.com. Some of my pants pockets will hold my NEX5 and NEX6 at the same time! (but they bulges a lot) Usually I carry the NEX6, kit kens, and the SEL1018 wide angle lens together. Perhaps custom pockets would be best; but, I've never tried one. I have not had a problem with dirt or pocket lint. It helps to have large side pockets and slender legs. I have both. Continue Reading
Seems to me that the advantages to the RX100 over the S series are it's low light capabilities. If you are only looking to good lighting, daytime shots, etc., the S series ay do all you want. There's a round-up of reviews of several of the different smaller cameras here on the wite someplace and two of the compared cameras are the S110 (?) and the RX100 as well as several others. Might be a place to check. Continue Reading
Upgrading to Sony NEX 3N...worth it?
Hi Guys, A keen beginner here looking for some advice. I have had a Sony DSC-HX5 for around 3 years now as an all round point and shoot which has served me well. Looking to upgrade to a low end CSC and the Sony NEX 3N seems to fit the bill. Going on honeymoon in a week to Italy where the opportunity for some stunning photos is going to come up so need to make a decision. Ultimately looking for some advice from more experienced peeps if its worth it or stick with the HX5 for this once in a lifetime holiday? Cheers!
I would. The sensor on the 3N is so much larger and better. You will get much better results under all lighting conditions especially lower light. With current pricing, they are a steal. Continue Reading
From a hardware point of view you might get a better camera, you can add more and better lenses to the Nex in the future. So from there it is good to have a Nex camera, as low light IQ will be better. But will you make better p7ctures with it? That depends on how quick you will understand the different DOF and handling of the Nex. When going on you trip you want the best pictures you can get and the camera is just a small part of the story. You knowing how your camera works and reacts in different sytuations is maybe more important so here some tips 1. Capture has a very good point about the Nex 5r, it is a better camerak but not realy harder to use, in many ways even easier! 2. The Nex will need an extra tele lens when you want the same reach as your compact, so invest in that too 3. take your compact with you too on the trip, especialy when you do not buy the telelens (55-210 or 18-200mm), but it is wise to have both cameras, sonyou can take all the pictures you want... Have fun ... Continue Reading
Camdo82 wrote: Hi Guys, A keen beginner here looking for some advice. I have had a Sony DSC-HX5 for around 3 years now as an all round point and shoot which has served me well. Looking to upgrade to a low end CSC and the Sony NEX 3N seems to fit the bill. Going on honeymoon in a week to Italy where the opportunity for some stunning photos is going to come up so need to make a decision. Ultimately looking for some advice from more experienced peeps if its worth it or stick with the HX5 for this once in a lifetime holiday? Cheers! I have a NEX-3n and an RX100 and I like both. The 3n sensor is as good as any, and the built-in flash is nice (hold it back with your finger and you get bounce flash). The image quality with the kit 16-50 is very good but not really better than the RX100, which has a better lens. Coming from the HX5, do you use telephoto a lot? The 3n with kit lens goes to 75mm (35mm equivalent) and the HX5 goes to 250mm. Maybe you would still take the HX5 along... Continue Reading
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- Sony Alpha NEX-3N camera body
- PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (SELP1650)
- Lens cap
- Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
- AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
- Shoulder strap
- Body cap
- Micro USB cable