Sony NEX-3 review

Full specification for Sony NEX-3

Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Drive Mode Single, Remote Commander, Bracket, Self Timer, Self Timer (Multiple Images), Speed Priority, Continuous Advanced (to 7fps)
Focusing Modes Continuous, Single Shot, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Shutter Speeds 30 – 1/4000th second (plus Bulb)
Dimensions 117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4mm
File Format Raw, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Power Rechargeable li-ion battery
Weight 239g (no battery, card or lens)
Connectivity HDMI (c-type), USB (standard mini connection)
Live Mode Yes
Exposure Modes P, A, S, M, Movie (720p Motion-JPEG), Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene (Portrait, Hand-held Twilight, Night View, Night Portrait, Sunset, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape), Intelligent Auto
Movie Mode Yes, 720p HD, 30fps, M-JPEG format
Metering System 49-segment metering
Built-in Image Stabilisation No, lens-based where applicable
Dust Reduction Yes, Low Pass Filter and Electromagnetic Vibration Mechanism
DoF Prview No (has Background Defocus Control mode)
Focal Length Mag 1.5x
Max Flash Sync 1/160th
Sensor 14.2 megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor
White Balance Bracket No
AF Points 25-point system
Colour Temp Control 2500 – 9900 Kelvin
Field of View 100% approx
LCD 3in, 921k-dot, tilt-angle, TruBlack LCD
Output Size 4592 x 3056
Viewfinder Type N/A
Compression Not adjustable, ‘Fine’ quality only
Exposure Comp Yes, ±2EV (in 1/3 stops)
Memory Card SDSD (HC/XC) / Memory Stick PRO
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 7 (detachable unit)
Lens Mount Sony E-mount (A-mount via an adaptor, sold separately)
White Balance Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature
ISO 100-12,800

Manufacturer website: Sony

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Features 19/20
Design 16/20
Image Quality 19/20
Performance 18/20
Value 18/20
Overall Score 90%