I received the Sony Nex-C3 about 2 weeks ago and in this Hands on Review we will cover everything you need to know.
The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 camera is a very capable camera. Adjust the tiltable 3.0 LCD screen to review your pics or use it to frame-up your next shot with the camera really low to the ground or high above your head at a concert. Tons of modes including Sweep Panorama in 2D and 3D, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur. Killer 720/30p HD to playback and share later. Get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to 16.2MP resolution and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology. The kit for this camera comes with the 18-55mm lens or the 16mm f/2.8 pancake lens. I got the the 18-55mm kit with the 16mm pancake lens, and the optical viewfinder separate.
I also want to note that I shot exclusively in jpeg mode with the Sony Nex-C3 as apposed to shooting Raw+jpeg. The NEX-C3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image in post processing. My reasoning for this is pretty simple. This camera is designed for the armature photographer looking for a better quality picture, but not wanting to take the leap to a full DSLR due to size, or whatever. The average Nex-C3 user will most likely not be using raw very often if at all in my opinion. Basically, I wanted to see what the results would be coming from the “Real World” perspective that this camera is marketed towards, and obviously you can get a killer result from a raw file if the jpeg file looks good!! The raw files are also very large in comparison to jpeg which I really don’t need for this review.
High Res Nex-C3 Pics:
Lets check get a closer look at the Sony Nex-C3 and accessories I used for this Hands on Review. Be sure to Click the images for a nice large version!