Sony NEX 3

The NEX-3 was Sony's original entry-level mirrorless camera.

  • Sensor: 14.2mp Sony APS CMOS sensor, 23.4 x 15.6 (1.5x crop)
  • Mount:Sony NEX (E-Mount)
  • Images:4592 x 3056 JPEG or ARW raw; maximum 7 fps
  • Video: 720P/30, 480P/30, MPEG4 with stereo audio
  • Shutter:mechanical 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, bulb
  • Exposure:multi, center-weighted, spot metering, -2 to +2EV exposure compensation, 6 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), ISO 100-12800 (plus Auto)
  • Focus:contrast detect, single point, multi-area, face detect, tracking, manual focus override
  • Display:3" 920k dot tilting LCD
  • Flash: external via proprietary accessory port, 1/160 flash sync, red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync
  • Remote:
  • Other Notable Features:
  • Cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo, Pro-HG Duo
  • Battery: NP-FW50
  • Size:4.6 x 2.4 x 1.3" (117 x 62 x 33mm) wide, tall, deep
  • Weight: 10.5 ounces (297g)
  • Colors:Black, White, Red
  • Price:US$600 with 18-55mm kit lens
  • Announced: May 2010 Discontinued

Note: The differences between the NEX-3 and NEX-5 basically boil down to body construction, video capability, and a few control options.

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