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Sony α NEX C3

Sony α NEX C3

from  $444.42+
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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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83
Average user Score
 
80
kaymas
04.03.13
With money-saving approach, It will be solid option to buy! It does Its job very goodand It can become one of your best portable gadgets, If you won't spend much sensitivity on shutter lags and overall speed.
 
90
justinhub2003
11.24.12
I got this camera for a steal price of 300$ from a closing Camera shop in my area.Its been amazing so far.
 
90
realsoda
04.06.12
A great camera, best in this class, but it needs a few more iterations to perfection.
 
90
stonyhill
03.26.12
Love this camera. Stunning image quality, and almost pocketable, at least with the pancake lens. Video is pretty good -- not the 1080p of the nex-5, but good enough for me.
 
90
RichardAZ
03.25.12
This the best camera I have had in my life, by far. It is perfect for my situation (young kids) and the only camera I have seen that is fast enough to get the picture before the kids move on to the next distraction. The pictures are beautiful and the form factor is comfortable. For the price, there is nothing even close. If I weren't so cheap, I would have gone Nex-5, but haven't noticed the megapixel difference.
 
60
yash008
02.28.12
Point of Note here is that I am not a photographer by any stretch, I just wanted a camera that was easy to use, but with a swappable lens should I want to take high zoom photos.
 
80
joaogaldino
10.12.11
My first impressions are very good. Compared to my Nikon D5000, Nex C3 produces images as good as Nikon with a fraction of size ang weight. For me, it is a good companion to a DSLR when you need smaller camera without sacrifice image quality in low light.