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Reviews
103 Reviews + 13 Awards
74
Features
Good Features
72
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
67
Age
8 Years Old
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A good spec and multi award winning 225g camera, with an Editor's Choice award from two expert review websites and 12 further awards from other expert sites. It is 3D and dustproof, has an image stabiliser and features multi burst mode. Multiple reviews mentioned that it produces good images, compact but it has a bad lens.
Trusted Reviews Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
16.2MP
4912 X 3264
PIXELS IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1280 X 720
PIXELS VIDEO
RESOLUTION
12,800
MAXIMUM ISO
SPEED
1s
CAMERA
225g
10x
DIGITAL ZOOM
3"
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Sony NEXC3 number 45 across all digital cameras and number 394 in best selling cameras.

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Kagoo Score
92
Reviews
74
Features
72
Popularity
0
Value for Money
67
Age

74

74
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 74?

customers report that it has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 81%, based on 103 reviews. This digital camera has received 14 awards including a "Recommended" award from Theregister.co.uk plus seven other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
The NEXC3 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
High megapixels
High maximum ISO sensitivity
NEX-C3 with wide-angle lens
Model features:
Bigger sensor, better pictures
World's smallest and lightest
Photo creativity interface
Expect more from a camera

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each digital camera by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the digital camera is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec digital cameras come to market, the older digital cameras will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (103 reviews)

24%

of Customers Would Recommend
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8 Recommended Awards

The Sony NEXC3 has received eight Recommended Awards from a number of expert reviews sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and theregister.co.uk.
Recommended from PhotographyBlog.com Recommended from Trusted Reviews Recommended from theregister.co.uk Recommended from alphr.com Recommended from focus-numerique.fr Recommended from digitallife.se Recommended from M3.idg.se Recommended from hi-tech.mail.ru/

2 Highly Recommended Awards

It's received a Highly Recommended Award from expert review sites Ephotozine and Camera Labs.
Highly Recommended from Ephotozine Highly Recommended from Camera Labs

3 Further Awards

It's received an Award from expert review sites Digicam Buyer.co.uk, PC Mag and What Digital Camera.
Editor's Choice from Digicam Buyer.co.uk Editor's Choice from PC Mag Gold from What Digital Camera

What Are People Saying About the Sony NEXC3?

Picture Quality
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Features
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Size and Weight
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Lens System
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Design
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Price
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Video Capability
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Battery
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Ease of Use
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Five People Thought it Was a Bit Expensive
  • ... lens is removed, is truly compact. This second... OK, so not a great deal has changed between the NEX-3 and the NEX-C3, expect for the addition of that ...
    Pocket Lint 26 Sep 2011
  • ... clip detail. RAW fixes it. Occasional odd white balance issues. Not always best value vs. DSLRs or some MFT cams. Slightly noisy 1855mm kit lens.
    electronista.com 30 Jul 2011
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 interchangeable lens camera is the world's smallest, lightest, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor. With an effective ...
    technoodling.net 18 Aug 2011
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 interchangeable lens camera is the world's smallest, lightest, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor. With an effective ...
    technoodling.net 18 Aug 2011
  • 7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Good Battery Life

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had a good battery life.

  • ... 16.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor. The NEX-C3 also sports a slimmed down body, better battery life and a range of ot...
    stuff.tv 20 Aug 2011
  • ... cameras. The C3 features the same 16.2MP seen in the SLT A35, again promising improved battery life. The latest model is directly aimed at offering a compact-camera-like ...
    technave.sg 30 Sep 2013
  • ... cameras. The C3 features the same 16.2MP seen in the SLT A35, again promising improved battery life. The latest model is directly aimed at offering a compact-camera-like ...
    technave.com 30 Sep 2013
  • ... most of the sm...Very low noise right upto IS 16003200. Accurate battery life information (Infolithium). Small camera. (but large lenses). High resolution ...
    Ephotozine 18 Sep 2011
  • Over 30 People Thought the Sony NEXC3A Was a Good Size

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A was compact and several people thought that it was also a good size, body shape and was lightweight.

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    Compact
    18 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... lightest interchangeable system ca... The Sony NEX-C3 takes an already successful Compact System Camera concept (NEX-3 and NEX-5) and improves upon it ...
    What Digital Camera 11 Aug 2011
  • ... builds on the already-excellent NEX-3, but manages to be lighter and more compact. Not only does the NEX-C3 produce stunning images, even at high ISO settings, ...
    PC Mag 4 Aug 2011
  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 marks the second generation of what Sony calls its 'compact system camera' range and the rest of us are ...
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • The NEX-C3 is a true hybrid of DSLR and compact camera. It looks like a point-and-shoot camera, but its 16-megapixel sensor is very similar to the one ...
    alphr.com 24 Nov 2011
  • View All Reviews About Compact
    A Good Size
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Good Body Shape
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Lightweight
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought the Sony NEXC3A Had a Good Design

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A was well designed and two people thought that it was also good-looking.

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    Well Designed
    13 people agree
    No people disagree
  • When launched last year, the Sony Alpha NEX-5 stood out from the ILC crowd thanks to its compact design and tiltable LCD screen. Sony has made some improvements ...
    asia.cnet.com 1 Aug 2011
  • ... button in the middle of the D-pad can be assig... With its compact, lightweight design, responsive electronics, vertical tilt screen and large-format 16-Megapixel ...
    Digital Versus 7 Jun 2011
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is a 16-megapixel digital camera that has a great design and fantastic image quality. It has a tilting LCD, RAW image shooting and ...
    techreviewsource.com 25 Jul 2011
  • ... size, this camera is set to raise the CSC stakes. Its minimalist design means it could easily be mistaken... The NEX-C3’s incredible image quality really ...
    Digicam Buyer.co.uk 26 Oct 2011
  • View All Reviews About Design
    Good-Looking
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Nine People Thought it Was Difficult to Use

    Several people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had bad controls, had a bad interface and was difficult to handle.

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    Has Bad Controls
    3 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... competition. Non-standard flash socket. Menu system controls (no touchscreen to make up for the lack of buttons). Very few buttons on the camera (more ...
    Ephotozine 18 Sep 2011
  • ... Sweep panorama, exposure bracketing, other multishot modes. Control won't fully satisfy pros. JPEG tends to clip detail. RAW fixes it. Occasional odd white ...
    electronista.com 30 Jul 2011
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 interchangeable lens camera is the world's smallest, lightest, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor. With an effective ...
    technoodling.net 18 Aug 2011
  • View All Reviews About Control
    Has a Bad Interface
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Handle
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Difficult to Use
    2 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Nine People Thought it Had Well Designed Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had good features and had a powerful motor.

    View All Reviews About Features
    Has Good Features
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... operation. These include clever shooting mo... Sony's new baby features improved performance over its predecessor, and the best image quality of any mirrorless ...
    alphr.com 24 Nov 2011
  • ... new Sony NEX C-3 is the ticket. For entry level photographers looking for top image quality combined with lots of features and gizmos there likely isn't ...
    luminous-landscape.com 7 Jun 2011
  • ... megapixel C3 i... Above average image quality. Good overall performance. Full feature set. Some wide-angle distortion with 18 55mm kit lens. Most features ...
    Mac World 28 Feb 2012
  • ... and... Incredibly small and light, considering the large sensor and bevy of features inside. Excellent low light performance with DSLRlike low noise images ...
    wired.com 25 Jul 2011
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 10 People Thought the Sony NEXC3A Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Several people thought that the Sony NEXC3A wasn't noisy and was quiet.

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    Not {More} Noisy
    8 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... although the current lenses don't make the most of the sm...Very low noise right upto IS 16003200. Accurate battery life information (Infolithium). Small ...
    Ephotozine 18 Sep 2011
  • ... Micro Four Thirds sensor used in the Panasonic Lumix...APS-C sensor with superb noise performance. Aperture priority movie exposure mode. Results-based ...
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • ... handy tilt screen in a tiny footprint...Excellent image quality. Superior noise performance. Handy tilt screen. In-camera menu interface could be more ...
    asia.cnet.com 1 Aug 2011
  • ... 18-55 mm lens is still a bit disappointing. The...Picture quality. Noise management, depth of field. Compact design. Good 720p video mode (optical zoom, ...
    Digital Versus 7 Jun 2011
  • View All Reviews About Noise
    Quiet
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    7 Out of 10 People Thought it Had a Lens That Was Not Very Good

    Over 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had a bad lens and several people thought that it also had a bad zoom and image stabiliser.

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    Has a Bad Lens
    19 people agree
    6 people disagree
  • ... interchangeable lens camera in the NEX-C3, although it's not exactly what we'd call compact with the kit lens attached...Very nice to use and hold. Excellent ...
    CNET.com.au 25 Jul 2011
  • ... buttons. Outstanding low-light performance. No eye-level EVF. Limited E-mount lens selection. Only supports 720p M 4 video. Ergonomics can be a bit tricky ...
    PC Mag 4 Aug 2011
  • ... except...Affordable price. Incredible image quality. Compact, attractive design. Limited lens selection. No 1080p video capture. Proprietary accessory ...
    engadget.com 19 Jul 2011
  • ... image qualityCompact, attractive design. Limited lens selectionNo 1080p video captureProprietary accessory connector.
    engadget.com 19 Jul 2011
  • View All Reviews About Lens
    Has a Bad Zoom
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has a Bad Image Stabiliser
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    More Than 20 People Thought it Had a Good Screen or Viewfinder

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had a good screen and four people thought that it was also mirrorless.

    View All Reviews About Viewfinder / Screen
    Has a Good Screen
    15 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • ... excellent image quality, superior low-light performance and a handy tilt screen in a tiny footprint...Excellent image quality. Superior noise performance. ...
    asia.cnet.com 1 Aug 2011
  • ... assig... With its compact, lightweight design, responsive electronics, vertical tilt screen and large-format 16-Megapixel APS-C sensor, the Sony Alpha ...
    Digital Versus 7 Jun 2011
  • ... information (Infolithium). Small camera. (but large lenses). High resolution tilting screen. HDR mode works really well. 5.5fps continuous shooting. Good ...
    Ephotozine 18 Sep 2011
  • ... call compact with the kit lens attached...Very nice to use and hold. Excellent LCD screen. Very good image and video quality. Fun and useful picture effects. ...
    CNET.com.au 25 Jul 2011
  • View All Reviews About Screen
    Mirrorless
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 60 People Thought the Sony NEXC3A Took Good Quality Pictures

    More than 30 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A was able to produce good images and over 10 people thought that it also had a good image sensor. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a brilliant picture quality, was good in low light and had a superb picture resolution.

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    Able to Produce Good Images
    32 people agree
    5 people disagree
  • ... NEX-3, but manages to be lighter and more compact. Not only does the NEX-C3 produce stunning images, even at high ISO settings, it easily earns our Editors' ...
    PC Mag 4 Aug 2011
  • ... still has most of the ability you would expect from a DSLR unit, meaning excellent images...
    gadgetspeak.com 25 Nov 2011
  • ... an APS-C sensor. With an effective 16.2 megapixel resolution, it produces terrific image and 720P HD video, as well as SLR-quality backgr... Excellent ...
    technoodling.net 18 Aug 2011
  • ... rage at the moment. Their promise of DSLR-quality images from a lightweight compact camera form is certainly a tantalising prospect, for snap-shooters ...
    Techradar 12 Sep 2011
  • View All Reviews About Images
    Has a Good Image Sensor
    14 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has an Excellent Picture Quality
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Good in Low Light
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has an Excellent Picture Resolution
    6 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Over 10 People Thought it Did Not Record Good Videos

    More than 10 people thought that the Sony NEXC3A was bad for video recording.

  • ... image quality. Compact, attractive design. Limited lens selection. No 1080p video capture. Proprietary accessory connector. Affordable priceIncredible ...
    engadget.com 19 Jul 2011
  • ... image qualityCompact, attractive design. Limited lens selectionNo 1080p video captureProprietary accessory connector.
    engadget.com 19 Jul 2011
  • ... performance. No eye-level EVF. Limited E-mount lens selection. Only supports 720p M 4 video. Ergonomics can be a bit tricky depending on lens selection.
    PC Mag 4 Aug 2011
  • ... Improved Custom menu layout. Custom button replaces shooting mode. Lacks 1080 AVCHD video. No hotshoe - fiddly flash connector. 1600 ISO limit in iAuto ...
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Did Not Have a Good Flash

    Nine people thought that the Sony NEXC3A had a bad flash.

  • ... quality. Great colour. Sony NE. Softer images than the competition. Non-standard flash socket. Menu system controls (no touchscreen to make up for the ...
    Ephotozine 18 Sep 2011
  • ... Custom button replaces shooting mode. Lacks 1080 AVCHD video. No hotshoe - fiddly flash connector. 1600 ISO limit in iAuto mode.
    Camera Labs 30 Sep 2011
  • ... filters are fun and easy to use. As expensive as an entrylevel SLR. No builtin flash.
    computeractive.co.uk 28 Sep 2011
  • ... digital effects filters including 3D Sweep Panorama. No built-in flash (just a clip-on plastic bulb). Omits standard AV output (just HDMI and USB 2.0).
    macworld.co.uk 8 Dec 2011
  • Two People Thought it is Not Good for Architectural Photography

    Two people thought that the Sony NEXC3A is good for architectural photography.

  • ... focal length extremes is bad enough to be disturbing, particularly when taking photos of buildings. The absence of any sort of optical viewfinder makes ...
    dpexpert.com.au 7 Jul 2011
  • The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 interchangeable lens camera is the world's smallest, lightest, interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor. With an effective ...
    technoodling.net 18 Aug 2011
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    High megapixels
    High maximum ISO sensitivity
    Has an image stabiliser
    3D
    Features multi burst mode
    Big digital zoom
    Dustproof
    Supports live view
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    Faster than average flash recharging time
    4912 x 3264 still image resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
    Has an HDMI port
    400 battery life
    High display resolution
    Has an Auto Focus (AF) lock
    High maximum playback zoom
    Has an auto Exposure (AE) lock
    Features contrast adjustment
    Features brightness adjustment
    Has a vari-angle LCD display
    One aspherical lens
    1280 x 720 pixels video resolution
    ok camera shutter speed
    ok weight
    ok display diagonal
    Only 4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
    Does not support Wi-Fi
    Does not support Full HD video
    Does not have a built-in flash
    High Megapixels

    The Sony NEX-C3's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is in the highest 31% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 15MP.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution of the Sony NEX-C3 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels digital camera, which is the most common resolution. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is known as HD.

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    High Maximum ISO Sensitivity

    The Sony NEX-C3's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is higher than 70% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum ISO sensitivity of cameras is 100, the highest is 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 15,000.

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    Has an Image Stabiliser

    The Sony NEX-C3 has an image stabiliser, as do 70% of digital cameras.

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    ok Camera Shutter Speed

    The Sony NEX-C3's camera shutter speed of 0.00025s is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the longest 36% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Only 4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

    This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608x3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. §.

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    3D

    The Sony NEX-C3 is 3D, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not 3D.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    Like most other digital cameras, the Sony NEX-C3 does not support Wi-Fi. 72% of cameras do not support Wi-Fi.

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    Does Not Support Full HD Video

    The Sony NEX-C3 does not support Full HD video, although keep in mind that 71% of cameras also do not support Full HD video.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

    The Sony NEX-C3 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most other digital cameras. 75% of digital cameras have a built-in flash.

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    The Sony NEX-C3's weight of 225g is ok compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 43% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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    Features Multi Burst Mode
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    The Sony NEX-C3 features multi burst mode. 86% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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    ok Display Diagonal
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    The Sony NEX-C3's display diagonal of 3" is ok compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 36% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Big Digital Zoom

    The digital zoom of the Sony NEX-C3 of 10x is in the biggest 10% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all digital cameras is 11x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 810x.

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    Dustproof
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    The Sony NEX-C3 is dustproof, unlike 93% of digital cameras which are not dustproof.

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    Supports Live View

    The Sony NEX-C3 supports live view, which is unusual. 85% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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    1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

    The highest video resolution supported by the Sony NEX-C3 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's 56% lower video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. This camera also supports a video resolution of 640x480 pixels and 1280x720 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from full hd 1080p pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best). A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080).

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    Faster Than Average Flash Recharging Time

    The Sony NEX-C3's flash recharging time of only 4s is in the fastest 24% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The flash recharging times of digital cameras range from 1s to 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.3s.

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    4912 X 3264 Still Image Resolution

    The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony NEX-C3 is 4912 x 3264. That's 15% higher resolution than a 4320 x 3240 camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This Sony camera also supports a still image resolution of 2448x1624, 3568x2368 and 4912x3264. The resolution of all digital cameras ranges from 2992 x 2000 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam

    The Sony NEX-C3 has an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam, unlike 71% of digital cameras which do not have an Auto Focus (AF) assist beam.

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    Has an HDMI Port

    The Sony NEX-C3 has an HDMI port. 74% of digital cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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    400 Battery Life

    The Sony NEX-C3 is a digital camera that takes 400 shots battery life.

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    High Display Resolution

    The Sony NEX-C3's display resolution of 922,000 pixels is in the highest 23% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 570,000 pixels.

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    Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

    The Sony NEX-C3 has an Auto Focus (AF) lock. 72% of digital cameras do not have an Auto Focus (AF) lock.

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    High Maximum Playback Zoom

    The Sony NEX-C3's maximum playback zoom of 11.8x is in the highest 19% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the playback zoom (max) range from 1x to 39x, and the average maximum playback zoom is 8.6x.

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    Has an Auto Exposure (AE) Lock

    The Sony NEX-C3 has an auto Exposure (AE) lock, which is unusual. 73% of cameras do not have an auto Exposure (AE) lock.

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    Features Contrast Adjustment

    The Sony NEX-C3 features contrast adjustment. 82% of digital cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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    Features Brightness Adjustment

    The Sony NEX-C3 features brightness adjustment. 81% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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    Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

    The Sony NEX-C3 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 86% of digital cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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    One Aspherical Lens

    The Sony NEX-C3 is a one aspherical lens camera.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Sony NEXC3 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 45 out of 493 digital cameras.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Sony NEXC3 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

    Better Value For Money Worse Value For Money

    What the Reviews Say

    Five people thought it was a bit expensive
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    Age

    Sony NEXC3 Release Date

    August 2011

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    Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new Sony cameras.

    In June 2018, three new Sony cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new Sony digital camera releases. In 2017 most new Sony cameras were released in October, with three new Sony cameras released that month. The biggest month in 2016 for new Sony camera releases was January, with seven new Sony digital cameras released that month.

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    How Fast Do Sony Digital Camera Prices Drop After Release?

    Sony digital cameras tend to depreciate faster than most cameras.

    Most cameras drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Sony cameras drop in price by 5%. That means that on a typical Sony digital camera costing $720 you could save on average $39 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Sony NEXC3 Specification

    Key Features
    Weight
    Camera Type
    Megapixels
    Picture Quality
    Still Image Resolution
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Aspect Ratio
    Sensor Type
    Image Formats Supported
    Image Sensor Size (W X H)
    Total Megapixels
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Design
    Dustproof
    Colour
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Fixed Focal Length
    Aspherical Lens
    Diaphragm Blade
    Filter Size
    Focusing
    Closest Focusing Distance
    Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
    Auto Focus (AF) Lock
    Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
    Light Exposure
    ISO Sensitivity
    Light Exposure Modes
    Maximum ISO Sensitivity
    Minimum ISO Sensitivity
    Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
    Light Metering
    Light Exposure Correction
    Light Exposure Control
    Shutter
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
    Camera Shutter Type
    Flash
    Flash Recharging Time
    Flash Modes
    Flash Guide Number
    Video
    Full HD Video
    Maximum Video Resolution
    Video Recording
    Video Resolution
    Motion JPEG Frame Rate
    Video Formats Supported
    HD Type
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Voice Recording
    Audio Formats Supported
    Memory
    Compatible Memory Card
    Display
    Display Diagonal
    Vari-Angle LCD Display
    Field of View
    Touchscreen
    Display Resolution
    Display
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type
    Ports & Interfaces
    PictBridge
    USB Version
    USB Connector Type
    USB Connector
    Camera
    Image Processor
    3D
    White Balance
    Shooting Modes
    Photo Effects
    Self-Timer Delay
    Histogram
    Maximum Playback Zoom
    Image Editing
    Camera File System
    Live View
    Multi Burst Mode
    Contrast Adjustment
    Brightness Adjustment
    Built-in Processor
    Scene Modes
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Weight (Including Battery)
    Battery
    Battery Technology
    Battery Type
    Battery Capacity
    Battery Life
    Battery Voltage
    Battery Level Indicator
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Packaging Content
    Bundled Software
    Handheld Remote Control
    Cables Included
    Batteries Included
    Battery Charger Included
    Hand Strap
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Other Features
    Energy Star Certified
    Video Capability
    Power Source Type
    Built-in Flash
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Port
    Colour Space Standard
    Interface
    Compatible Operating Systems
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Aperture Range (F-F)
    Panorama
    Drive Modes
    Effective Sensor Resolution
    Frame
    Camera Shutter Speed
    Digital SLR
    USB Specification
    Aperture Priority AE
    Exifprint Supported
    Manual Exposure
    Auto Exposure
    Recording Format
    Shutter Priority AE
    Colour Temperature
    Effective Megapixels (Image)
    Recording Media

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

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