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Sony NEX-3 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony NEX-3 number 29 across all digital cameras and number 126 in best selling cameras.
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48 Reviews + 9 Awards
95
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this digital camera to others.
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 2018.
This Sony digital camera has some great features:
4912 X 3264 pixels image resolution
\\Shoot smooth full high definition video: shoot crisp, clear full HD movies including 25p recording for that classic cinematic look
\\Don't leave it to guesswork: intelligent auto recognises a wide range of scenes and adjusts settings automatically so you can get detailed results every time
\\Capture spectacular panoramas: press the shutter and sweep the camera to capture extra-wide panoramic images
\\Say no to noise with the BIONZ processor: the powerful image processing engine has dual noise reduction, ensuring low-noise images with rich tones
\\Make life easy with autofocus: keep photos and videos in focus at all times with the 25-point AF system which automatically analyses scenes during live shooting
\\See a full spectrum of vivid colours: triluminos colour gives a rich, vivid palette of natural colours when viewing photos on a compatible TV from sony
\\Shoot for hours with a sure grip: the camera grip has been ergonomically designed for comfortable, confident handling whatever you re shooting
\\Add your own artistic picture effects: give your photos a stylish feel with up to 15 creative effects including posterisation, partial colour, retro, toy camera and more
\\Choose from a growing range of lenses: get the lens for the shot from an ever-increasing range of e-mount lenses, or add an optional lens adapter for a-mount lenses too
\\Zoom into your shots with speed and ease: with the power zoom button on the camera body you can smoothly adjust an attached power zoom lens without fiddling with the lens
\\Take beautiful photos at dusk or dawn: handheld twilight mode takes six images in quick succession and uses the best bits from each one to create an ideal composite shot
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
\\Light up the picture with built-in flash: don\'t carry a bulky extra flash, the built-in pop-up flash makes sure people and backgrounds are perfectly exposed when it\'s dark
\\Get the detail when the lights are low: with a wide sensitivity range from ISO 200 to 16000, you can capture naturally lit, noise-free images
\\Be ready for anything with a power zoom lens: from wide-angle 16mm to standard 50mm you ve got every shot covered with a lightweight, compact and easy-to-use power zoom lens
\\Compose shots like a professional: auto object framing automatically detects what you re shooting and crops borders to create tighter, pro-style compositions
\\Go anywhere and never miss an opportunity: with a lightweight 210g body and a slim size that fits in your palm, you can be creative wherever you go
\\Shoot self-portraits and tricky angles: the 180 tiltable LCD screen helps you frame perfect shots and shoot from awkward angles
\ 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
Take beautiful images, your way
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
\\Capture action with no blur: superior auto recognises when subjects are moving in your picture and automatically adjusts settings for crisp, blur-free results

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How Big is the Sony NEX-3?

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

Sony NEX-3 front dimensions
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Sony NEX-3 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Terrific Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $350.00 it is still in the cheapest 38% of cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony NEX-3 of £206.00 ($206.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $144.00.

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Features

Average Megapixels

The megapixels of the Sony NEX-3 of 16.1MP is relatively average compared to most other cameras. It is in the highest 60% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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4912 X 3264 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony NEX-3 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. Across all cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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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.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

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

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The Sony NEX-3's maximum ISO sensitivity of 16,000 is in the highest 22% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Sony NEX-3 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Average Weight

The Sony NEX-3's weight of 210g is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 51% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Fast Flash Recharging Time

The fastest flash recharging time of cameras is 1s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.6s. The Sony NEX-3's flash recharging time of only 3s is in the fastest 10% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Sony NEX-3 supports Full HD video, unlike 76% of cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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Supports Live View

The Sony NEX-3 supports live view, unlike 83% of cameras which do not support live view.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony NEX-3's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 66% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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480 Battery Life

The Sony NEX-3 is a camera that takes 480 shots battery life.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Sony NEX-3 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 73% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This 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 commonly supported resolution on cameras.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony NEX-3 has a vari-angle LCD display. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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2448 X 1624 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony NEX-3 is 2448 x 1624. That's 36% higher resolution than a 1712 x 1712 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital 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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony nex3nlw2bdl, sony nex3nybce, sony nex3ksceh, sony w1855mm, sony nex3nkw, sony nex3nlb, sony nex3nw, sony nex3ar, sony nex3kb, sony nex3ab, sony nex3nb, 500mm1000mm, sony w16mm, sony nex3r, sony nex3c, sony nex3s, sony nex3b

Barcodes:

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