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Sony α NEX C3

Sony α NEX C3

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

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

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

80
kaymas
With money-saving approach, It will be solid option to buy! It does Its job...read more
90
justinhub2003
I got this camera for a steal price of 300$ from a closing Camera shop in my...read more
90
realsoda
A great camera, best in this class, but it needs a few more iterations to perfection.read more
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Score Breakdown

 
76
Average Critic Score
 
70
Digital Photography Review
...its combination of high-end compact style handling and semi-professional DSLR image quality mean that it is a highly attractive option for anyone looking to move up from a compact camera...
 
80
Engadget
If you've been looking to upgrade from a compact point-and-shoot, or want to trim a significant amount of fat from your DSLR kit, then there's no better option than the NEX-C3.
 
80
Photography Blog
... the NEX-C3 is still best suited to the beginner rather than the more confident prosumer...Its compact-camera leanings and array of hand-holding modes make the new NEX-C3 a logical step-up model from your run-of-the-mill compact, and the affordable price-tag...won't harm its chances either.
 
70
CNET
A lot of people will like the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 for its excellent photo quality and a now more usable design, but it can get unexpectedly heavy with the zoom E-mount lenses and it's still a bit more expensive than many point-and-shoot upgraders will like.
 
90
PC Mag
The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 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, it easily earns our Editors' Choice for compact interchangeable lens cameras.
 
80
TrustedReviews
...the NEX-C3 doesn’t quite make 9/10. Judged solely on its still-image capturing abilities though, we’ve no hesitation in recommending it.
 
60
TechRadar
Despite the odd handling niggle, the Sony NEX-C3 has proved itself to be a very capable camera with some innovative features to suit photographers of all experience levels.
 
70
Imaging Resource
The Sony NEX-C3 continues the move toward smaller and smaller compact system cameras, with a build and software design that works well. Image quality is quite good, and though the interface isn't as straightforward as we'd like, the NEX-C3 is easy to recommend.
 
70
Reviewed.com Cameras
Now is as good a time to buy the NEX-C3 as any, and we recommend it for any casual photographer who wants to step up to a serious camera.
 
80
Camera Labs
...the NEX-C3 is smaller, lighter,and more fully featured than the first generation NEX models. It provides...excellent image quality and delivers improved handling both for compact upgraders and enthusiasts. All-in-all, more than enough to gain it our Highly Recommended award.