There was a time when you had to choose between the true photographic quality of a professional-looking SLR and the carefree shooting spontaneity of a pop-in-your pocket compact camera.
Things have changed. Now one of the world's lightest, most compact interchangeable lens cameras - the revolutionary Sony Alpha NEX-3 - gives everyday photographers all they need to shoot high quality, impressive photos without having to master any complex photographic techniques.
The NEX-3 is a small, easy-to-use camera that will help you shoot professional looking photos and stunning HD movies as and when the mood takes you.
Sony E mount
Compatibility with A-Mount bayonet lenses from Minolta and Konica Minolta (with mount adaptor, MF only, exclude some lenses)
All types of Sony alpha lenses (with mount adaptor, MF only, exclude Tele-converter)
All types of Sony E lenses
Minolta & Konica Minolta a / MAXXUM / DYNAX lenses (with mount adaptor, MF only, exclude some lenses)
Image sensor type: CMOS sensor
Image sensor colour filter: R, G, B, primary colour
Size: 23.4 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)
Total sensor pixels (megapixels): approx 14.6
Effective pixels (megapixels): approx. 14.2
Automatic white balance
White balance modes: daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent, flash, setting the colour temperature
White balance: custom setting
White balance types of colour temperature: 2500 - 9900k with 19-step magenta / green compensation
ISO sensitivity setting: ISO 200 - 12800 equivalent
Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Auto focus system
Contrast AF system
Sensitivity range (at ISO 100 equivalent): EV 0 - 20
AF area: multi point (25 points)
AF area: centre weighted
AF area: flexible spot
AF modes: continuous, single shot, direct manual focus, manual focus
Predictive focus control
AF illuminator: with built-in LED type
Auto exposure system
Light metering type: 49-segment metering by the image sensor
Light metering: multi segment
Light metering: spot
Light metering: centre weighted
Exposure: program auto
Exposure: shutter priority
Exposure: aperture priority
Exposure: scene selection
Exposure compensation: +/- 2 EV with 1 / 3 EV steps
AE bracketing: with 1/3EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
Type: electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter speed range (seconds): 1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash sync speed; second: 1/160
Built-in flash guide number (in meters at ISO 100): 7 (connect to smart accessory terminal)
Flash metering system: pre-flash TTL
Flash compensation: +/- 2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Built-in flash recycling time (approx. time in seconds): 4
Flash modes: auto flash, fill flash, slow sync, rear flash sync.
Type: contrast AF live view
Other: exposure compensation, WB, creative style
Screen size: 3" (7.5cm)
Monitor type: TruBlack LCD
LCD total dot number: 921,600
Drive modes: single, continuous, speed-priority continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds self-timer, continuous self-timer
Continuous-advance rate (approx. frames per second at maximum): 7 fps in speed-priority continuous mode
Number of continuous advance: JPEG (L size, fine): 16/14 images, RAW: 7 images, RAW+JPEG: 7 images
Recording media: Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Still image quality: JPEG, RAW (ARW2.1 format), RAW+JPEG
Noise reduction (long exp.NR): on / off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise reduction (high ISO NR): auto / weak
Colour space (sRGB)
Colour Space (Adobe RGB)
Colour mode / DEC / creative styles: standard, vivid, portrait, landscape, sunset, B/W
Dynamic range optimizer: off, auto, advanced: level
Battery remaining indicator
InfoLITHIUM battery indicator: in %
Menu languages: English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Portuguese / Dutch / Russian / Swedish / Danish / Norwegian / Finish / Polish / Czech / Hungarian / Greek / Turkish
PRINT image matching III
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
Indicator of remaining memory space (CF)
File number memory
Folder name mode
HDMI out: HDMI mini connector (type C), BRAVIA Sync (Sync menu), PhotoTV HD
USB 2.0 hi-speed
USB mode: mass storage (PC connection) / PTP
Power / others
Supplied battery: NP-FW50
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition): approx 330 images
Dimensions & weight
Dimensions (W x H x D): 117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4mm
Rechargeable battery pack: NP-FW50
18-55mm zoom lens
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Larger/Higher value items will be shipped with either APC Overnight or City-Link on a next working day service. City-Link requires a signature upon delivery. If you are not at the premises when delivery is attempted, the driver will leave a card with details of how to arrange a redelivery.
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