Sony NEX-3

NEX-3 features

Written by Digicamhelp Editor

A listing of some of the main features and specifications for the NEX-3 camera.

The following are some of the features of the Sony NEX-3.

  • 14 megapixel CMOS sensor – 50% larger than those found in Micro Four Thirds digital cameras
  • ISO range: 200 – 12800
  • Exposure modes: Auto, Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
  • Modes: Sweep Panorama, Automatic High-Dynamic Range, Hand-held Twilight, Anti-Motion-Blur, and various scene modes
  • Lens based image stabilization
  • Adjustable 3″ LCD; 920,000 dots
  • Intelligent Auto Focus – pre-focuses as you compose the shot, reducing focusing time.
  • Continuous drive – 5 or 7 frames per second
  • Dedicated movie record button – continuous autofocus and exposure adjustments during video recording
  • No hot shoe, accessory port instead
  • Small external flash unit (power equivalent to most built-in digital camera flashes)
  • HD video
  • Dust removal system

Sony NEX size

  • Dimensions: Approx. 4-5/8 × 2-1/2 × 1-3/8″ (117.2×62.6×33.4mm)
  • Weight w/battery & media: Approx.10.5 oz (297g)

Remember, the overall dimensions of the NEX increase when you add a lens, or accessories such as the external flash included with the camera, a lens adapter and accessory viewfinder. It is smaller than a small DSLR, though a DSLR has included features such as a viewfinder and, often, a built-in flash.

Sony NEX lens information

  • Focal length multiplier: 1.5
  • Lens thread – Sony all-electronic E Mount
  • Alpha mount adapter available for using Sony and Minolta SLR lenses

Lenses currently available for the NEX cameras:

  • Kit lens – 18-55mm f/3.5-5/6 zoom lens (27mm-82.5mm/35mm equivalent) – wide to mid-telephoto lens suitable for photographing a variety of scenes and subjects.
  • 16mm F2.8 pancake lens – (24mm/35mm equivalent) – exceptionally portable and lightweight; wide angle
  • 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 long telephoto zoom (27-300mm/35mm equivalent) – suitable for wide landscape photos, portraits, sports, action and wildlife photography.

For full specifications, visit the Sony NEX-3 site.