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Category: Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
Product: Sony NEX-3N
Price: £258.40

Sony NEX-3N Hands-On Preview - We go hands on with the new Sony NEX-3N, the smallest APS-C mirrorless camera yet.

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Features
Handling
Specification

Sony Nex 3n (8)

The new Sony NEX-3N is Sony's latest entry level mirrorless compact system camera, and is the World's smallest APS-C sized sensor mirrorless camera, it even has a built in pop-up flash. The camera has been redesigned, with improved handling and a more classic design that looks better than the entry level price would suggest. Due for release mid-March, the camera has an RRP of £400 with the 16-50mm OSS Power Zoom lens, or £600 with the twin kit lens options including the 55-210mm lens.

Further reading:
Sony NEX-3N vs NEX-F3 Comparison
Sony NEX-3N Announced

Sony NEX-3N Features


Sony Nex 3n (13)

New features include a zoom control surrounding the shutter release button, which will be familiar to anyone stepping up from a compact camera with zoom, and is ideally suited to the power zoom lenses available. A new feature is improved BOINZ image processor with area based Noise Reduction for improved image quality when shooting in low light. Another new feature is Auto Object Framing, that can auto crop the image based on the subject, with auto-portrait, auto-macro and auto AF tracking framing based on the rule of thirds.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • BOINZ image processor
  • 3inch tilting screen, 460k dot
  • ISO100 to ISO16000
  • Auto object framing
  • Zoom level
  • Built in pop up flash
  • Full HD video with stereo sound
  • 480 shot battery life

Sony NEX-3N Handling


Sony Nex 3n (2)

Not only does the Sony NEX-3N have an updated front grip, it also features an improved rear thumb grip compared to the NEX-F3, as well as an ISO label on the right hand side of the rear scroll wheel / control pad. This can be customised if you want to change it from its default setting.

Sony Nex 3n (11)

A memory card slot can be found on the left hand side under the HDMI/USB flap, and the camera will take either Sony Memory Sticks or SD memory cards.

Sony Nex 3n Tilting Screen

The Sony NEX-3N features a tilting 3inch screen with 460k dots, although it is not a touch-screen. The camera offers improved battery life of 480 shots, which is impressive considering the small size. Handling is good with the camera feeling comfortable in the hand and extremely compact with the 16-50mm OSS Power Zoom lens. We will be putting the camera through a full review when it is available.

Further reading:
Sony NEX-3N vs NEX-F3 Comparison
Sony NEX-3N Announced

Sony NEX-3N Hands-On Photos of Equipment

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Sony NEX-3N Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Image Sensor
CCD pixels 16.1Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 4912
Pixels (H) 3264
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Size (width) 23.5mm
Sensor Size (height) 15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3in
Screen resolution 460k dot
Touch Screen No
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • AB
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 - 16000
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp +/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution No Data
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 4fps
Video
Movie mode Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
Video FPS 25p, 50p
Stereo Sound Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No
Interface
HDMI Yes
USB USB 2
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type NP-FW50
CIPA Rating 480
Box Contents
Box Contents Camera, Shoulder strap, Battery Charger, Infolithium Battery (NP-FW50), USB Cable, CD-ROM, Flash, Standard Zoom Lens (18-55mm OSS)
Dimensions
Weight 210g
Width 109.9mm
Height 62mm
Depth 34.6mm

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