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Sony α NEX-3N

84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

Sony's latest entry-level mirrorless camera is hard to beat.

Pros
  • Excellent performance and image quality
  • Solid build and design
  • Very affordable for a mirrorless kit
  • 16-50mm power zoom lens in the box
Cons
  • No accessory port or mic input
  • Power zoom is too choppy for video
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

90
Max Audet
Replaced my NEX-F3 for the new NEX-3N mostly because it's a lot smaller.I had...read more
70
Cristiano L. Saito
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
Ken Schroppe
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens
Lens mount
Sony Α
Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Memory card
SD

General

Type
Mirrorless interchangeable lens (Sony Α) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
16.1 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
ISO modes
Auto iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (25 points)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":4000, "2":30} secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Bulb mode
Yes
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Scene selection
Yes (Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night portrait, Night scene, Auto, Other)
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Red-eye removal
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
SD (Sdxc, Sdhc)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Video recording
Yes (H264, Mpeg4) (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
WiFi
No
Tethered capture
No
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
480