In this Sony Nex Camera Guide I will be comparing the Sony Nex-7, Nex-6, Nex-5T, Nex-5R, Nex-5n, Nex-3n, Nex-F3, and Nex-C3.

This Sony Nex Camera Guide will show you the key feature differences between the different models so you know which will meet your needs as a photographer or Cinematographer!! I also have two other Sony Camera Guides:

 

Sony Nex Camera Guide

Nex-7

Nex-7 – Body Only

Sony Nex-7

The Sony Nex-7 is the most powerful mirrorless camera on the market!! I own one, but unfortunately broke it when I fell on the ice.

Check it out: Naked Nex-7 >> if you want to see what the inside looks like!!

The Nex-7 offers a very high resolution APS-C sized sensor packing 24mp.! The huge sensor also provides excellent depth of field characteristics that really makes the camera great for portraits and dramatic video effects. The build quality on the Nex-7 is beefed up compared to the other Sony Nex models by offering a metal skin and dslr style grip. The biggest advantage to the Nex-7 over the other Nex models, is the built in Hot Shoe, making it a breeze to use Off Camera Flash and More!!

Sony Nex-7 Feature Breakdown

  • DSLR quality in your pocket: Here’s the same APS-C sensor size as a DSLR, with higher resolution than most DSLRs and the interchangeable lenses that make DSLRs so attractive
  • Up to 10 fps shooting: Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 24.3 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps
  • HD movies with full manual control: Now you don’t need to surrender control when you shoot HD movies. Enjoy the full expressive potential of Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority or Manual (P/A/S/M) control in HD movie mode
  • Hot shoe for a system flashes: Take your photography even further with access to the entire range of Sony a system flashes and flash accessories
  • Tiltable 3.0″ LCD: Sony’s 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs
  • Accepts Sony E-mount lenses: Compatible with Sony’s expanded line of E Mount lenses. These smaller, lighter lenses are specifically designed for a compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together
  • P/A/S/M modes for video and stills: Enjoy a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner’s iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual
  • BIONZ image processor: The brain of the camera is a Sony’s BIONZ image processor substantially upgraded for the demands of 24.3 megapixel photography
  • 25-point Auto Focus: 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
  • Sony Exmor CMOS sensor: Sony Exmor technology uses column-parallel A/D converters for high resolution and high frame rates. Double noise reduction minimizes image noise, even in low light
  • 24.3 MP; best-in-class resolution: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements thanks to a 24.3 megapixel sensor. It’s the highest resolution among pocket cameras as of August 2011
  • DSLR-class APS C image sensor: Sensor size is the key to picture quality. The APS C class sensor provides gorgeous imaging with 58% more area than Micro Four-Thirds sensors and an amazing 13 times the area of a point & shoot image sensor
  • Tri-Navi manual control: Perfect for experienced shooters, Tri-Navi control gives you three separate control dials for direct, hands-on access to three settings at a time. As just one example, the dials can set aperture, exposure compensation and ISO
  • Accepts A Mount lenses via adaptors: Both the LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters (sold separately) allow you to attach the full range of Sony A mount lenses
  • Object Tracking AF: Locks onto a specified object and maintains focus even as the subject moves. Unpredictable subjects stay in focus even while zooming. You can concentrate on composition without worrying about focus
  • Peaking function: Manual focus becomes much easier because peaking highlights the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focus setting can make or break your shot
  • 6-image layering: Leverages the fast BIONZ processor to capture six images in a fraction of a second and then combine the data. The result is an incredible single image that controls blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or gets cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode
  • Intelligent Auto Focus: Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • HDMI output: Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV.9 The camera includes an HDMI output
  • 11 Picture Effect modes: Discover innovative ways to make your images and videos pop. These include Posterization, Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color, Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome and Miniature
  • World’s first OLED viewfinder: There’s never been anything quite like the Tru-Finder OLED electronic viewfinder. For size, speed and brightness even after sunset, this is a gem
  • Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p: Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality
  • Built-in pop-up flash: Enjoy the convenience of flash photography everywhere you go. Guide Number 6
  • Phase Detect AF with adaptor: The LA-EA2 lens mount adaptor (sold separately) is the world’s first with Sony’s award-winning Translucent Mirror Technology. This provides super-fast and accurate Phase Detection AF when used with Sony A mount lenses

Sony Nex-7 Specifications

Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous (Variable) Speed Priority (up to 10fps)
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)
Camera Type Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross Approx. 24.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 24.3 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 L size: 6000 x 3376 (20M) M size: 4240 x 2400 (10M) S size: 3008 x1688 (5.1M)
Still Image Size 3:2 L size: 6000 x 4000 (24M) M size: 4240 x 2832 (12M) S size: 3008 x 2000 (6M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide
Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD: PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphone; Built-in, monaural speaker
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
BRAVIA Sync Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect Yes, via USB
HD Output HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s) USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Focus System Contrast AF
Focus Points 25 points
AF Modes Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C) selectable, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Focus Sensitivity 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Manual Focus Assist Yes MF assist(5.9x, 11.7x)
Focus Features Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF Illuminator Built-in LED, Range: approx. 18″ – 9′ (0.5m-3m)
Viewfinder Type 0.50″ XGA OLED EVF (Electronic viewfinder) (2,359k dots)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0m-1 to +1.0m-1
Field of View Approx. 100%
Magnification 1.09x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 )
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Smile Shutter technology Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical and 3D Panorama
LCD Type 3.0″ TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack technology
Angle Adjustment Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather
Coverage 1
Live View Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image adjustment display Yes(On/Off)
Histogram Yes (On/off)
Peaking Yes (MF only, Level setting
Grid Display Yes (On/off)
Customization Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather; Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount
Picture Effect(s) 11 types (15 variations)
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)
Color Temperature 2500 – 9900 k with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7)
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Exposure Bracketing Yes: (3 Continuous)
Exposure Compensation +/-5.0 EV(1/3EV steps)
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Program AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Scene Selection
ISO Auto (ISO 100-16000), Selectable (ISO 100 to 1600)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
White Balance Mode Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)
Flash Compensation ±3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Flash Coverage FOV coverage up to 18 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Hi-speed sync., Wireless (with external flash), Off
Flash Type Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number 6 (in meters at ISO100)
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Supplied Software PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 x 1-11/16″ (119.9 x 66.9 x 42.8mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 10.3 oz (291g) (excl battery & media)

Nex-7 Price: ~$1098 (body Only)

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Sony Nex-6

Sony Nex-6

Sony Nex-6 – Body Only

The Nex-6 is a slightly refined and less expensive version of the Sony Nex-7. It has a built in viewfinder which is a must for bright daylight shooting, and a killer swivel screen. It doesn’t flip up 180degrees like the Nex-5r, but unlike the Nex-5r it does face all the way down for easy over head shooting.

The Nex-6 features a New 16mp sensor with built in Phase detection AF sensors.  This enhances the Native contrast autofocus by speeding things up significantly. This is great for both video and regular photography!! The Sony Nex-6 also features a standard hot show, which will make it a breeze to use with studio lights, regular flash units, or other hot shoe mountable devices!.

Key Features:

  • Pocket camera with professional-grade performance
  • 16 MP APS-C sensor with up to 10 fps shooting and Full HD video
  • Fast Hybrid AF includes phase-detection for DSLR-like focus
  • Bright XGA OLED viewfinder for 100% coverage
  • Wi-Fi sharing and downloadable camera apps
  • DSLR-like operation with new intuitive Quick Navi controls
  • Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe for system accessories
  • Built-in Guide Number 6 flash brightens the scene
  • 11 exciting Picture Effects for stills and videos
  • Photo Creativity for easy image adjustments

Sony Nex-6 Feature Breakdown

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor: The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
  • Fast Hybrid AF: Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection AF for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection AF for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene.
  • XGA Tru-Finder OLED: This eye-level, through-the-lens, viewfinder begins with 2359K dots for amazing resolution and high contrast ratio for incredible depth. OLED reduces motion blur to a bare minimum. You can also see the results of camera adjustments in real time with superb color and detail.
  • Wi-Fi Sharing: Wi-Fi capability – a first for Alpha-series – lets users transfer photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile app. Wi-Fi capability allows for sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. Photos can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets, or viewed on TV/PCs.
  • Advanced Control Dial: Mode control dial and Quick Navi assure quick an intuitive operation comparable to DSLR cameras Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) combine to greatly facilitate operation and speed getting the shot.
  • New Multi-Interface Shoe: Unlike conventional cameras, the NEX-6 features a newly developed Multi-Interface Shoe that dramatically expands compatibility with Handycam accessories, thus raising the potential for photo/movie shooting.
  • Built-in GN6 Pop-up Flash: A built-in Guide Number 6 flash is located on top of the camera. It is ideal for dimly lit settings and can be used as a fill flash when shooting in bright sunshine or to produce catch lights in portraits. The flash combines with ultra-high ISO 2500 and a large APS-C HD CMOS sensor for stunning low-light photos.
  • Picture Effect mode: The Photo Creativity interface enables creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without the complicated settings. Changes can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.
  • Auto Portrait Framing: Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and full resolution portraits.
  • Clear Image Zoom: Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using.
  • Convenient USB charging: Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.
  • Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p: Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
  • Auto HDR built into camera: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second.
  • 6-image layering: The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images up to ISO 25600 to create a single image. This helps control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode or to get cleaner nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.
  • Sweep Panorama Technology: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).
  • Anti Motion Blur mode: Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
  • Intelligent Auto Focus: Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
  • Peaking AF display: The Peaking AF display makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot.
  • Manual Focus Assist: Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.
  • Enhanced Tracking Focus: Tracking Focus continuously tracks a user-designated subject and is now more effective at tracking people. If the subject turns away from the camera, face-detection tracking automatically switches to subject tracking and continues tracking.
  • Face Detection technology: The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
  • Smile Shutter technology: Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
  • D-Range Optimizer (DRO): Improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
  • Creative Styles (6 modes): Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine- tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
  • PhotoTV HD compatibility: Optimizes compatible BRAVIA® televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.
  • MS Duo/ SD slot: For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended), (Memory card is required, all are sold separately).
  • Anti-dust sensor: Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor’s low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.

Sony Nex-6 Specifications

Camera Type Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Optics/Lens Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount lenses
Digital Zoom: Approx. 4x (still images and movie) Smart Zoom (M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x)
Smart Zoom Technology: M: approx. 1.4x, S:approx. 2x
Lens Compensation Peripheral Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion
Viewfinder Eye point: Approx. 23mm from the eyepiece, 21mm from the eyepiece frame at 1m (diopter)
Brightness control: Auto, Manual (3 steps between -1 and +1)
Display: Display basic info; Levels; Histogram
Number of dots : 2,359,296 dots
Type: 1.3 cm (0.5 type) Electronic viewfinder
Diopter Adjustment: -4m-1 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Field of View: 100% coverage
Print Compatible Standards Exif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
Flash Sync Speed Flash sync speed: 1/160 s
Metering System “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
Continuous Shooting No. of frame recordable (approx.): Fine: 15 frames, Standard: 16 frames, RAW:11 frames, RAW&JPG: 10 framesSpeed (approx., max.) : Continuous mode: max. 3 fps; Speed Priority Continuous shooting: max. 10 fps
Auto Portrait Framing Still images: Yes
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2s delay selectable), Self-timer (10/2s delay 3/5 exposures selectable), Bracketing, Remote Cdr
Self-Timer 2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds Still images: 1/4000 to 30s (Bulb)
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Focus System Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF) with “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
Focus Points 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Modes AF-S: Single-shot AF, AF-C: Continuous AF
Focus Area Multi Point (99 points(phase-detection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot
Focus Sensitivity 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)
Manual Focus Assist Yes MF assist (4.8x, 9.6x)
Focus Features Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with LA-EA2(Sold separately)
AF Illuminator Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached)
Interface Multi Interface Shoe: Yes Accessory Shoe: Yes (with the adaptor ADP-MAA (Sold separately). Multi Interface Shoe
HD Output : HDMI (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD
PhotoTV HD : Yes
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 4912 x 2760 (14M)
M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M)
S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Still Image Size 3:2 L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)
M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)
S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Vertical: 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Horizontal Std: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Std: 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Video Format AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
Video Mode : AVCHD PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
MP4: HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps
VGA – 640 x 480/30fps@3Mbps
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphones / Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Picture EffectS 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/OFF is available in MENU)
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation (-3 to +3steps), Sharpness (-3 to +3steps)
Exposure Bracketing With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Still images: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-25600)Movies: Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
Metering 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom
AF Micro Adjustment Yes, with LA-EA2 (sold separately)
LCD Display LCD Type: 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)
Angle Adjustment: Up: Approx. 90 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
Brightness Control : Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Real-time image adjustment display : On/Off
Peaking : Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Customization : Graphic display/Display all info/Big font size display/No display info/Levels/Histogram/Viewfinder
Advanced Features Face Detection: On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face Selection (maximum 8 detectables)
Smile Shutter: selectable from 3 steps
Tracking Focus: object tracking
Advanced User Interface: Yes
Anti Motion Blur: 6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range: Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV at 1.0 EV step, off)
Shooting Tips: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Convenience Features Still Image Playback Options: Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options : Forward/Rewind
Flash Flash Compensation: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off, Wireless (with external flash sold seperately)
Flash Type: Built-in flash. Sony System Flash (Compatible with Multi Interface Shoe and Auto-lock accessory shoe with the adaptor (ADP-MAA (Sold separately)
Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec
Other Features Help guide: Yes
Area Setting: Yes
Clock Function, Setting: Yes
Eye-Fi ready: Yes
Shop Front Mode: Yes
Wi-Fi PlayMemories Camera Apps: Yes
Send to Computer: Yes
View on Smartphone: Yes
View on TV: Yes
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X (v10.3-10.8)
Battery Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 270 images (Viewfinder), Approx. 360 images (LCD screen) (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Still images:approx. 2.5W (w/ E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Movies: approx.3.9W(w/ E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Power Consumption (ViewFinder Operation) Still images: approx. 3.3W (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Movies: approx.4.1W(with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Dimensions WxHxD 4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7″ (119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6mm)
Weight Approx. 10.1 oz (287g) excl battery & media
12.2 oz (345g) w/battery & media

Nex-6 Price: ~$898 (body Only)

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Nex-6 w/16-50mm lens ~$998 US @ BHPhotoVideo >> | Amazon >> | Adorama >>

 

Sony Nex-5T

Sony_Alpha_NEX-5TThe Sony Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 16.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to produce high resolution still images and full HD 1080i/p video in multiple frame rates with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600. The image processor also contributes greatly to minimizing overall noise levels and also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera for recording up to 10 fps in Speed Priority Continuous mode.

Key Features:

  • 6.1MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 or 24 fps
  • Fast Hybrid AF
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity
  • Continuous Shooting Rate of 10 fps
  • ISO 100-25600
  • Auto Object Framing and Auto HDR Modes
  • Picture Effect Mode and Sweep Panorama

All Features

16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor
The 16.1MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor work together to produce high resolution, well-detailed imagery with minimal noise and notable low-light quality and sensitivity from ISO 100-25600. The adaptive noise reduction technology is the same that is used in Sony’s flagship DSLR, which works to intelligently reduce noise at higher sensitivities. The processor also contributes to providing a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps and full HD 1080i/p video recording in multiple frame rates.

Fast Hybrid AF
Fast Hybrid AF combines both phase- and contrast-detection focusing methods to provide autofocus that is both fast and highly accurate. The phase-detection method utilizes 99 points to quickly acquire and maintain focus on any subject while the contrast-detection system employs 25 points to refine and ensure critical sharpness. This system can function in both a single-shot or continuous method or, alternatively, DMF (Direct Manual Focus) can be used to automatically acquire general focus that can then be refined manually.

Full HD Video Recording
Full HD 1080i/p video recording is supported at both 60 and 24 fps frame rates to produce high resolution movies with a smooth, cinematic look. Videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec and a built-in stereo microphone records sound in the Dolby Digital AC-3 format. Additionally, 1440 x 1080p and 640 x 480p at 30 fps formats are also supported in the Internet-friendly MP4 format.

Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC Connectivity
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the NEX-5T to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. This technology also provides the ability to use Smart Remote Control, which provides for remote shutter release that is controlled by a smart device. Additionally, PlayMemories camera apps are available for personalization and greater control over select camera functions, including different shooting styles and methods of sharing imagery from the camera.

Tilting Touchscreen LCD Monitor
For live view monitoring, image playback and review, and menu navigation, a 3.0″ 921.6k-dot touchscreen LCD monitor is integrated into the camera body and features a tilting design to promote easier use from high and low angles. The screen can tilt 180° upward and approximately 50° downward, giving a wide range of viewing angles. The touchscreen design gives way to an intuitive method for navigating camera features and settings and for controlling image playback.

Other Camera Features
Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
Auto HDR mode will automatically record a bracketed range of exposures of the same scene in order to capture greater highlight and shadow detail than a single exposure can record. These multiple exposures will then be composited into a single file that exhibits an extended dynamic range.
Face Detection/Registration technology can detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust the focus, exposure, white balance, and flash settings in order to deliver optimal image settings for pictures of people. Children or adults can be prioritized within this mode.
Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Posterization (Color/B&W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-Key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Mono, and Miniature modes are available.
Clear Image Zoom can be used to magnify the center of scenes by 2x to effectively extend the reach of any focal length lens. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and B&W. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
Sweep Panorama technology allows you to automatically capture wide, expansive panoramic images, up to 202°, by simply panning about the scene. Images can be made in either vertical or horizontal orientation and the camera will intelligently stitch together the consecutive images into one file up to 23MP in size.
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) works to improve images featuring backlit subjects or scenes with high contrast where details can be lost in the shadows or highlights. This mode can be controlled automatically or fine-tuned using five settings.
The Photo Creativity Touch Interface provides a wealth of controls for modifying the look of imagery in-camera. Changes can be made using the intuitive control dial and results are seen in real time on the LCD monitor. Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness, and most Picture Effects can be manipulated in this manner.
The Multi-Interface Smart Accessory 2 Terminal enables the attachment of accessories, including external flashes.
The Sony E-mount affords compatibility with an extensive number of lenses and lens adapters.
Convenient USB charging allows you to charge the included lithium-ion battery in-camera via USB connection from either an AC outlet or PC source.
The Stamina battery power allows up to approximately 330 shots to be taken on a single charge. The InfoLITHIUM batteries also enable you to see the remaining percentage of battery power left.

Nex-5T Specs

Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor
Camera Type Mirrorless digital camera
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor: BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.1M pixels
E%ective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
Color Filter System: RGB primary color “lters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space Stills:
sRGB, AdobeRGBMovie:
xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
Still Mode and Resolution Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max: Efective Resolution 16.1 Megapixels
Still Image Size: 16:9 L: 4912 x 2760 (7.1 MP), M:3568 x 2000(7.1 MP), S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP)
Still Image Size: 3:2 L: 4912 x 3264 (16 MP), M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP) , S: 2448 x 1624 (4 MP)
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M),
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M),
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M),
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M),
3D Sweep Panorama: N/A
Video Mode AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Resolution AVCHD PS – 1920 x 1080/ 60p @ 28Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/ 60i @ 24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/ 60i @ 17Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/ 24p @ 24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/ 24p @ 17Mbps
Video Resolution MP4 HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p @ 12Mbps
VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p @ 3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Stereo Microphone/ Built-in monaural speaker; volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format)
LCD LCD Type: 3.0″ (7.5cm) Touchscreen TFT LCD (921,600 dots)
Angle: Tilt Up: 180 deg; Down: 50 deg
Brightness: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage: 100%
Live View: Continuous Live View
Real-time image adjustment: On/Off
Histogram: On/off
Peaking: Level setting: High/Mid/Low/O%, Color: White/Red/Yellow
Grid Display: Rule of Thirds, 4×6 Square, Diagonal 4×6 Square grids, off
Touch panel: yes
Focus Control Focus System: Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Points: 99 points (phase-detection AF), 25 points (contrast-detection AF)
AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area: Multi Point AF (99 points for phase-detection AF, 25 points for contrast-detection AF), Center-weighted, Flexible, Spot
Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Manual Focus Assist MF Assist (4.8x, 9.6x)
Focus Features Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
AF Illuminator Yes (with built-in LED type)
Picture Efects 11 modes (15 e%ects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast, Mono, Toy Camera, So< High-key, So< Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
Color Temperature 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level, O%)
Exposure Bracketing 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Stills: ISO 100-25600 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Movies: ISO 100-6400 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Metering Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec
Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom
Burst Buffer JPEG Standard (11 shots)
JPEG Fine (11 shots)
RAW (10 shots)
RAW+JPEG (9 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed Speed Priority Continuous mode: 10 fps
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds Still 1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Shutter Speed Movie 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps)
Up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter mode)
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Flash Bracketing: ±2.0 EV
Flash Compensation: ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Red-eye reduction (on/off selectable)
Flash Type : External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal2
Guide Number: 7 (in meters at ISO100)
Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec
Convenience Self Timer
Red-Eye Reduction
Erase/Protect
Media/Battery Indicator
Power Save Mode
Still Image Playback Options: Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (Still)
Video Playback Options: Forward/Rewind (movie)
Multiple Language Display
View Index Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning,4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Advanced Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
Intelligent Auto
x.v.Color: when connected via HDMI cable
Superior Auto
Tracking Focus
Anti Motion Blur
Auto High Dynamic Range
Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Photo Creativity
WiFi Wi-Fi: yes
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)

Sony Nex-5T Price: ~$598 US

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Sony Nex-5R

Sony Nex-5R - Body Only

Sony Nex-5R – Body Only

The Sony Nex-5R is very similar to the Sony Nex-5n, except it has the same updated 16mp sensor that the Sony Nex-6 has. The Nex-5R also features a special 180 Degree flip-up Touch Screen design. This is perfect for doing self portraits or video recordings where seeing the screen is critical. Reviews like myself will find this incredible useful!! The Sony Nex-F3 also features this 180 degree flip screen and I used it a lot while I had the camera in the lab.  The Nex-5R does not have a built in viewfinder like the Nex-6, but does except the OLED Viewfinder Accessory which is great if you need it.

Key Features:

  • 16.1 MP APS-C Size HD Sensor
  • Uses Sony E-mount Lenses
  • Full 1080 HD 60p/60i/24p Movie Capture
  • 3.0″ 180º Tilt-able Touchscreen LCD
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • PlayMemories Camera and Mobile Apps
  • Wi-Fi Sharing
  • Intuitive Interface with Control Dial
  • Low Light Performance up to ISO 25600
  • Six-Image Layering

Sony Nex-5R Feature Breakdown

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor: The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot sensor, APS-C sensor size makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high res, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
  • Fast Hybrid AF: Sony’s advanced Fast Hybrid AF combines two technologies for outstanding performance: Phase detection auto focus for quick response that is ideal when tracking fast-moving subjects and contrast-detection auto focus for added precision. A perfect match that delivers optimal Auto Focus for fast, precise focusing in any scene.
  • Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p: Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920×1080 resolution.1 AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.
  • Wi-Fi Sharing: Wi-Fi capability, a first for Alpha-series, allows transfering photos directly to smartphones and tablets with the PlayMemories Mobile app. Wi-Fi enables sharing, viewing and saving photos for expanded photo-shooting enjoyment. Photos can be easily transferred to smartphones and tablets, viewed on large screen TVs or saved to a PC.
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps: Supports PlayMemories Camera Apps, the world’s first application download service that lets users install new camera functions as needed.
  • 180-degree tilt-able 3.0″ Touch LCD: The NEX-5R is equipped with a tilt-able LCD screen that flips up 180-degrees without sacrificing compactness. This makes taking great self-portraits incredibly easy since users can precisely compose shots, choosing to include people or objects in the frame for more satisfying results.
  • Control Dial: Control dial, Fn (function) button and touch screen (including touch shutter function) greatly facilitate operation and getting the shot that much easier.
  • Picture Effect mode: There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera.
  • 6-image layering: The camera captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images up to ISO 25600 to create a single image. This helps to control blur in Anti-Motion Blur mode as well as enables cleaner, sharper nighttime pictures in Hand-held Twilight mode.
  • Photo Creativity Touch interface: The Photo Creativity touch interface enables creative settings that can be easily made using the control dial with results seen in real time on the LCD. Settings include; Background Defocus, Brightness, Color, Vividness and most Picture Effects.
  • Auto Portrait Framing: Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.
  • Clear Image Zoom: Utilizing Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using.
  • Convenient USB charging: Easily recharge the camera via USB charging. Simply connect the bundled USB cable and recharge the battery without removing it from the camera, either via AC outlet or PC connection.
  • Multi-interface terminal: Multi-interface Smart Accessory 2 shoe greatly expands the connectivity options such as external flash units.
  • Auto HDR built into camera: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second.
  • Sweep Panorama Technology: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (18mm focal length).
  • Fast Auto Focus: Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. Sony’s fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes as little as 0.3 seconds and also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies.

Sony Nex-5R Specifications

Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
Camera Type Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
SD memory card
SDHC memory card
SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 L: 4912 x 2760 (14M)
M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1M)
S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4M)
Still Image Size 3:2 L: 4912 x 3264 (16M)
M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4M)
S: 2448 x 1624 (4M)
Panorama Horizontal Wide 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Panorama Vertical 5,536 x 2,160 (12M)
Panorama Horizontal Standard 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Panorama Vertical Standard 3,872 x 2,160 (8.4M)
Video Format AVCHD Ver. 2.0 (Progressive), AVCHD, MP4
Video Mode AVCHD PS – 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps
Video Mode MP4 HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30fps@12Mbps
VGA – 640 x 480/ 30fps@3Mbps
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphones or ECM-SST1 (sold separately) / Built-in, monaural speaker (volume settings in 8 steps between 0 and 7)
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant)
RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount lenses
Digital Zoom Approx. 4x (still images and movie)
Smart Zoom Technology M: approx. 1.4x
S: approx. 2x
LCD Type 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT (921,600 dots)
Angle Adjustment Up: Approx. 180 degrees
Down: Approx. 50 degrees
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2), Sunny Weather mode
Real-time Image Adjustment Display On/Off
Peaking Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/ Yellow)
Customization Graphic display/ Display all info/Big font size display/No display info/Levels/Histogram/Viewfinder
Touch Panel Yes
Focus System Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrastdetection AF) with “Exmor” APS HD CMOS sensor
Focus Points 99 points (phasedetection AF), 25 points (contrastdetection AF)
AF Modes AF-S: Single-shot AF
AF-C: Continuous AF
Focus Area Multi Point (99 points(phasedetection AF), 25 points(contrast-AF)), Center-weighted, Flexible Spot
Focus Sensitivity 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens attached)
Manual Focus Assist Yes MF assist (4.8x, 9.6x)
Focus Features Predictive control, Focus lock, Eye-Start AF (with FDA-EV1S and LA-EA2 (Sold separately))
AF Illuminator Built-in, LED type (with a range of approx. 0.3-3.0m (with E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS attached))
Picture Effect(s) 11 types (15 variations):
Posterization (Color, B/W)
Pop Color
Retro Photo
Partial Color (R,G,B,Y)
High Contrast Mono
Toy Camera
Soft Highkey
Soft Focus
HDR Painting
Rich-tone Mono
Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock AE is locked when the shutter button is half pressed (ON/ OFF is available in MENU)
Creative Style Standard
Vivid
Portrait,
Landscape,
Sunset
B/W (Contrast, -3 to +3steps)
Saturation (-3 to +3steps)
Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
Exposure Bracketing With 1/3, 2/3, 1, 2, 3EV increments, 3 frames
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/- 3.0EV (1/3EV steps), Movies: +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Exposure Settings iAUTO
Superior Auto,
Programmed AE (P)
Aperture priority (A)
Shutterspeed priority (S)
Manual (M)
Sweep Panorama
Scene Selection
ISO Still Images Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100- 25600)
ISO Movies Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100-6400)
Metering 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent with F2.8 lens)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/ Low)
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode Auto WB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, C.Tem (2500 to 9900K), C.Filter (G7 to M7,A7 to B7), Custom
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed Priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Bracketing, Remote Cdr
Self-timer 2s or 10s delay (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds Still images: 1/4000 to 30s.
Movies: 1/4000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in AUTO mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow shutter)
Shutter Type Electronically controlled, verticaltraverse, focalplane type
Flash Compensation +/- 2.0EV (1/3EV steps)
Flash Coverage FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Rear Sync., Flash Off
Flash Type External flash (supplied) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal (sold separately)
Guide Number 7 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Self Timer Yes (3 sec delay/Off selectable)
Still Image Playback Options Single, 6/12-frame index view, Enlarged display mode, Panorama (Standard), Panorama (Wide): 34x), Auto Review, Image orientation, Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection, Delete, Protect
Video Playback Options Forward/Rewind
Easy Handycam/Help Function Yes
Self Timer Yes (3 sec delay/Off selectable)
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off, Face Selection (maximum 8 detectables)
Smile Shutter Technology Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Tracking Focus Yes (object tracking)
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Shooting Tips Yes
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide/ Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
HD Output HDMI (TypeC mini), BRAVIA Sync, Photo TV HD
PhotoTV HD Yes
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM NPFW50 (7.2V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
Power Consumption (in Operation) Still images:approx. 2.7W(w/ E PZ16- 50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens attached)
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3
Windows Vista SP2
Windows 7 SP1
Mac OS X (v10.3- 10.8)
Dimensions WxHxD 4.36 x 2.3 x 1.53″ / 110.8 x 58.8 x 38.9mm
Weight Approx. 7.7 oz / 218g (excl battery & media)
Approx. 9.7 oz / 276g (w/ battery & media)

Nex-5R Price: ~$648 (body Only)

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Sony Nex-5n

Sony Nex-5n - Body Only

The Sony Nex-5n is technical the previous generation 5-series model, but it’s still has the huge APS-C sized sensor and almost all the other features of the newer models. It continues to sell like wildfire at Amazon and rank on the top of the charts for Most Sold Compact Cameras. The Sony Nex-5n has the previous generation 16mp sensor which has excellent image quality and noise control. It also features a touch screen which some people really like for flexible focusing and accessing the menu. The Nex-5n does not have a buile in viewfinder, but it does support the OLED Accessory Viewfinder.

Key Features:

  • 16.1Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • Tiltable 3.0″ Touch LCD
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 1080/60p HD Movie Capture
  • Up to 10 FPS Shooting
  • Photo Creativity Touch
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Accepts Sony E-Mount Lenses
  • HVL-F7 Flash Included

Sony Nex-5n Feature Breakdown

  • DSLR quality in your pocket: This is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera using a large APS-C size sensor (as of Aug 2011). The removal of the conventional mirror box and viewfinder results in a camera body that is about half the size and weight of a standard DSLR camera
  • Full HD movie shooting 60p/24p: Record Full HD 1920×1080 video in a variety of frame rates from 60p for super smooth action to 24p for a more cinematic feel
  • Object Tracking AF via Touch LCD: Object Tracking AF can lock onto a specified object and maintain focus even as the subject moves. This hassle-free mode allows unpredictable subjects to stay in focus even while zooming
  • 11 Picture Effect modes: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow), Soft High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera (Normal, Cool, Warm, Green, Magenta), Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome and Miniature
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length)
  • P/A/S/M operating modes: The NEX-5N offers a full range of controls for video and still shooting from the beginner’s iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority & Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence & exercise greater creative control
  • BIONZ image processor: The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony’s BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 25600 sensitivity
  • Phase Detect AF for E-mount bodies w/ adapter: Both the LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters allows you to attach A-mount lenses to your E-mount camera
  • Stamina battery power for up to 430 shots: Take up to 430 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony’s InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
  • Up to 10 fps shooting: Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution. Standard continuous shooting speeds vary based upon shooting conditions and memory card speeds
  • Photo Creativity Touch: The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression through direct photographic control in an easy to use interface. Changes can be combined/removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments
  • World’s shortest release time lag (0.02 sec): In photography, shutter lag, or release time, is the delay between triggering the shutter by fully depressing the shutter button and when the photograph is actually recorded
  • Peaking AF display: The Peaking AF display makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot
  • 6-image layering: The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. The camera then combines the data from the 6 different images to create a single image
  • Intelligent Auto Focus: Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
  • 25-point Auto Focus: 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
  • 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor: You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise
  • Tiltable 3.0″ Touch LCD: Sony’s 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD monitor has 921K dots for superb resolution. The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increasing contrast compared to conventional LCDs
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television
  • Auto HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot
  • iAUTO mode: Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot
  • HDMI output: Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output

Sony Nex-5n Specifications

Burst Buffer JPEG (Fine: 10 shots, Standard: 10 shots), RAW (6 shots), RAW+JPEG (4 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous (up to 3fps) Speed Priority (up to 10fps)
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Camera Type Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution Approx. 16.1 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB, AdobeRGB
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Size 16:9 L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376
Still Image Size 3:2 L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: Horizontal Wide: 7152 X 1080 (7.7M) Horizontal Std.: 4912 X 1080 (5.3M) 16:9: 1920 X 1080 (2.1M)
Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in stereo microphone; Built-in, monaural speaker
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
BRAVIA Sync Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect Yes, via USB
HD Output HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s) USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Focus System Contrast AF
Focus Points 25 points
AF Modes Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Focus Sensitivity 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Manual Focus Assist Magnified display for precise manual focus
Focus Features Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
AF Illuminator Built-in, LED type
Viewfinder Type Optional OLED finder available (FDA-EV1S)
Face Detection On/On (Regist. Faces)/Off
Smile Shutter technology Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Photo Creativity Yes (via iAuto Mode)
Shooting Tips Yes
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical and 3D Panorama
LCD Type 3.0″ TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack technology
Angle Adjustment Up: Approx. 80 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2), Sunny Weather
Coverage 1
Live View Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Real-time image adjustment display Exposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style
Histogram Yes (On/off)
Peaking Yes (MF only, Level setting
Grid Display Yes (On/off)
Customization Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather; Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink
Touch Panel Yes
Lens Mount Type Sony E-mount
Picture Effect(s) 11 types (15 variations)
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)
Color Temperature 2500 – 9900 k with 15-step Magenta / Green compensation
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps))
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Exposure Bracketing Yes: (3 Continuous)
Exposure Compensation ±3.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Program AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), 3D Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect, Scene Selection
ISO Auto (ISO 100-3200), Selectable (ISO 100 to 25600)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
White Balance Mode Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Number of Still Images Approx. 430 images (CIPA standard)
Flash Compensation +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Flash Coverage FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Type Smart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)
Guide Number 7 (in meters at ISO 100)
Recycling Time Approx. 4 sec.
Supplied Software PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Operating System Compatibility Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS. Camera (via USB), Image Data Converter and Image Data Lightbox software are compatible with Mac OS.
Dimensions (Approx.) Approx. 4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-9/16″ (110.8 x 58.8 x 38.2mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) Approx. 7.4 oz (210g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 9.5 oz (269g) (w/battery & media)

Nex-5n Price: ~$548 (body Only)

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Sony Nex-3n

Sony Nex-3n - Back 3/4

Sony Nex-3n – Back 3/4

The Sony NEX-3N Mirrorless Digital Camera has an Exmor APS-C CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 16.1MP and a BIONZ image processor. It accepts Sony E-Mount lenses, including the supplied Power Zoom (PZ) lens, which has an effective focal length of 16-50mm (35mm equivalent: 24-75mm), a maximum aperture of f/3.5-5.6, and both ED and aspherical elements. The lens is retractable and compact, measuring just 3/16″ at its shortest length.

The camera also features a large 3.0″ LCD screen that has a resolution of 460,800 dots and tilts 180° up and 13° down. Capture Full HD 1080i video at 60 fps and 1080p video at 24 fps. The NEX-3N is effective in challenging lighting conditions without using the built-in flash, thanks to a wide ISO range of 100-16000 and advanced noise reduction. The camera has an Intelligent AF system and manual focus capability. Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject by automatically recognizing the scene and cropping accordingly. Using the Photo Creativity feature, you’ll enjoy easy access to Picture Effect settings and controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness.

Sony NEx-3n Features Breakdown

  • Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies: Record stunning high quality Full HD video4 in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD format, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
  • Built-in flash built into compact body: Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting.
  • Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity: With a new Exmor sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-3N easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000.
  • Newly designed anti-slip grip: Perfect for self-portraits or casual snaps, the natural form ensures quick, comfortable handling and makes the camera easy to carry around. In addition, the textured grip prevents slipping even when shooting one-handed or when using exceptionally large lenses.
  • Picture Effect modes: The NEX-3N includes 15 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.
  • Photo Creativity feature: NEX-3N provides easy access to most Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real-time on the LCD screen.
  • Superior Auto mode: Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results.
  • Anti-Motion Blur mode: Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode: Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures beyond the capability of traditional cameras without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second.
  • Face Detection/Smile Shutter: Set NEX-3N to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter – adjustable in three levels – automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are at their brightest.
  • Creative Style: Tailor the look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of six settings – Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White – depending on the scene or your creative intent.
  • Speed Priority Continuous mode: Freeze fast-moving subjects by shooting at up to 4 fps. This is the ideal solution for photographing sports, children at play or other action.
  • Up to 480 Shots of battery life: Take up to 480 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony’s InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
  • PlayMemories Home supplied software: Free, easy-to-use PlayMemories Home image management software automatically installs onto Windows PC’s for Sony Digital Camera users. View, organize, edit, retouch, print, burn to disk, share or upload to social networking websites.

Sony Nex-3n Specifications

Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adapter
Lens Mount Sony E-mount
Camera Type Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera
Imaging Sensor Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross 16.5M pixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution 16.1M pixels (approx.)
Focal Length Conversion Factor 1.5x
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Media Type Memory Stick PRO Duo /Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS Color
Still Image Mode JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution Memory Stick PRO Duo /Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Still Image Size 16:9 L (14 MP) 4912 x 2760, M (7.1 MP) 3568 x 2000, S (3.4 MP) 2448 x 1376
Still Image Size 3:2 L (16 MP) 4912 x 3264, M (8.4 MP) 3568 x 2368, S (4 MP) 2448 x 1624
Panorama Still Image Size Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode AVCHD FX – 1920 x 1080/60i at 24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/60i at 17Mbps
FX – 1920 x 1080/24p at 24Mbps
FH – 1920 x 1080/24p at 17Mbps
Video Mode MP4 HD – 1440 x 1080/ 30p at 12Mbps
VGA – 640 x 480/ 30p at 3Mbps
Video Signal NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)
LCD Type 3.0″ TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
Angle Adjustment Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees; Down: Approx. 13 degrees
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage 100%
Live View Continuous Live View
Real-time Image Adjustment Display Yes(On/Off)
Histogram Yes (On/Off)
Peaking Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square Grid, Diagonal + Square Grid, Off)
Customization Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback
Focus System Contrast-detect AF
Focus Points 25 points
AF Modes Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot
Focus Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
AF Illuminator Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3′ 4″ – 9′ 9″ (0.3m-3.0m)
Picture Effect(s) 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
Color Temperature 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3 steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
D-Range Optimizer Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Exposure Bracketing 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
Exposure Compensation Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
Metering Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Scene Mode(s) Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom
Burst Buffer JPEG Standard (9 shots)
JPEG Fine (9 shots)
RAW (5 shots)
RAW+JPEG (4 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 4 fps
Drive Mode Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
Self-timer 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Flash Bracketing +/-2.0 EV
Flash Compensation +/-2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Flash Coverage 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Flash Type Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number 6 (in meters at ISO200) 4 (in meters at ISO100)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Self Timer Yes, 10/2 second delay selectable
Red-Eye Reduction Yes, On/ Off selectable
Media/Battery Indicator Yes
View & Index Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect
Face Detection On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter Technology Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization Lens-based (where applicable)
Auto High Dynamic Range Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) Yes (eight faces max)
Sweep Panorama Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
BRAVIA Sync? Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
DC IN Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
HD Output HDMI (Type C mini)
Memory Card Slot Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo /Pro-HG Duo /PRO-HG HX Duo media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
Tripod Mount Yes
USB Port(s) USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
Battery Type InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh
Number of Still Images Approx. 480 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Supplied Software Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Operating System Compatibility Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4″ (109.9 x 62 x 34.6mm)
Weight 9.5 oz (269g)

Nex-3n Price: ~$498 w/ kit lens

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Sony Nex-F3

Sony Nex-F3

The Sony Nex-F3 is currently the introductory model Nex family camera. It features the 180 degree swivel screen, which is again great for reviewers and self photographs etc.. The 3″ LCD Screen is Not a touch screen like the one found on the Nex-5R and Nex-5N cameras. It has pretty much all the same features as the Nex-5n for the photography side. Video side the Nex-F3 offers 720p HD video where as the Nex-5n offers Full 1080P. Be sure to check out my Hands on review of the Nex-F3 using a variety of Lenses!!

Key Features:

  • 16.1Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • Tilting 3.0″ LCD Display
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Full 1080/60i/24p HD Video Capture
  • Up to 5.5 FPS Continuous Shooting
  • 3D Sweep Panorama viewable on 3DTVs
  • Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Auto HDR and Dynamic Range Optimizer
  • Accepts Sony E-Mount Lenses
  • Adaptor Accepts Sony A-Mount Lenses

Sony Nex-F3 Feature Breakdown

  • 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor: The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized a DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between snapshots and photographs, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
  • Full HD 1080/60i/24p movies: Record super smooth 1080 Full HD Video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
  • Up to 5.5 frames per second: Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps.
  • On-screen Help Guide: Provides a ready-reference that explains the camera’s modes and settings. It walks through the camera’s operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication.
  • Accepts image stabilized lenses: Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light.
  • Intelligent Accessory port: Intelligent accessory port allows use of external flash, microphone and OLED EVF (all sold separately).
  • Multi-segment metering: Optimizes exposure based on 1200 segments. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations.
  • P/A/S/M operating modes: The NEX-F3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner’s iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control for still image capture as well as movie mode too.
  • Enhanced Tracking Focus: Tracking Focus continuously tracks a user-designated subject and is now more effective at tracking people If the subject turns away from the camera, face-detection tracking automatically switches to subject tracking and continues tracking.
  • Picture Effect mode: HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Green/Blue/Yellow/ Red), Pop Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Posterization (B/W, Color), and Rich Monotone . Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.
  • Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode: Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures beyond the capability of traditional cameras without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.
  • Background Defocus control: Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus.
  • Eight Scene Selection Modes: These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes.
  • HDMI output for HD viewing: Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the the television’s remote.
  • BIONZ image processor: The camera chip is a refined version of Sony’s BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.1 megapixel images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering.
  • Built-in flash: Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6* flash combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting.
  • Convenient USB charging: Easily recharge the NEX-F3 via USB charging
  • Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys: Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-F3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It’s elegant, uncluttered and intuitive.
  • Anti-Dust Technology: Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor’s low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.
  • RAW image capture: The NEX-F3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files and/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 on your PC.
  • Manual Focus Assist: Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.
  • iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode: Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving Auto Mode so you always get the best shot.
  • Auto Portrait Framing: Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds. Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced portraits.
  • Clear Image Zoom: Using Sony’s exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you’re using, providing more flexibility.
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode: Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
  • Auto HDR built into camera: High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes.
  • Face Detection technology: The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
  • Six Creative Style settings: Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
  • Up to 470 Shots of battery life: Take up to 470 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony’s InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
  • ISO 200 – 16000 sensitivity: The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processing engine combine to ensure clear imaging with reduced noise. In addition to an ISO AUTO range of ISO 200 – 3200, user-selectable sensitivity of up to ISO 16000 is offered, making it possible to capture low-light photos with reduced blur using fast shutter speeds.
  • 180° tiltable 3.0″ LCD: Self-portraits made easy 180° tiltable 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD screen and 3-second count down timer
  • Live View LCD: The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.
  • Accepts a DSLR A-mount lenses: Using the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of a A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.
  • Dual Format Media Card Slot: For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Memory card is required. All are sold separately.)
  • 25-point Auto Focus: 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
  • Peaking for Precise Focus: The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where accurate focus can make or break your shot.
  • Photo Creativity interface: The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined/ removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments.
  • Interchangeable lenses: Compatible with Sony’s E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for a compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.
  • Anti-Motion Blur mode: Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO): Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
  • Smile Shutter technology: Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
  • Index and Slide Show Display: Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect.
  • Powerful supplied software: To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and PlayMemories Home software.

Sony Nex-F3 Specifications

Camera Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 lens adaptor)Lens Mount: Sony E-mountCamera Type: Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Lens Lens Mount Type: Sony E-mount
Aperture (Max.): f/3.5-5.6
Aperture (Min.): f/22-34
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
Filter Diameter: 49mm
Lens Construction: Metal
Lens Groups-Elements: 9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces) Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8″ (0.25m)
Angle of View: 76o – 29o
Aperture Blade: 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Optics Aspheric Elements: 4 aspheric surfaces
Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length): 62 x 60mm
Direct Manual Focus: Yes
Exterior Finish: Metal
Focus Ring in AF Mode: No rotation
Internal Motor: Yes (Stepping motor)
Lens Weight: 2.5oz (70g)
Low Noise During Movie Capture: Excellent
Maximum Magnification: 0.25x (APS-C)
Mount Material: Metal
Non-rotating Focusing Ring: No rotation
Focus Control Focus System : Contrast-detection AF
Focus Points: 25 points
AF Modes: Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Focus Area: Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Focus Sensitivity: 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens) Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus
Focus Features: Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock, Tracking Focus
AF Illuminator: Built-in, LED type
Flash Flash Bracketing: 3 frames, 1/3, 2/3EV steps selectable
Flash Compensation: +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Flash Coverage: FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Type: Built-in flash
Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO 100 equivalent)
Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec
Imaging Sensor Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS
Processor: BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Pixel Gross: Approx. 16.7 megapixels
Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 16.2 megapixels
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Exposure Picture Effect(s): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, MiniatureAuto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensationCreative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W, Saturation, Sharpness D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
Exposure 2 Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous exposures in 0.3 or 0.7 EV stepsExposure Compensation: +/-3.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), Sweep Panorama (3D), Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect, Scene SelectionISO: ISO200 to 16000, AUTO (ISO200 to 3200) Metering 1200-zone evaluative meteringMetering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure 3 Metering Sensitivity : 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)Noise Reduction : Long exp.NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (Normal/Low)Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld TwilightWhite Balance Mode: Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
Advanced Features Face Detection: Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Smile Shutter technology: Yes – Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Advanced User Interface: Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Anti Motion Blur: 6-image layering
Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Photo Creativity: Yes (via iAuto Mode)
Shooting Tips: Yes
Sweep Panorama: Horizontal/vertical/3D
Recording Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo, media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cardColor Space: sRGB, AdobeRGBStill Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEGStill Image Size 16:9: L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376Still Image Size 3:2: L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624
Recording 2 Panorama Still Image Size: Sweep Panorama: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), vertical 5536 x 2160 (12M), Standard: horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M), vertical 3872 x 2160 (8.4M) 3D Sweep Panorama: 7152 x 1080 (7.7M), Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3M), 16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1M)Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Recording 3 Video Mode: AVCHD: 1920 x 1080/ 60i (60i/24Mbps/ FX, 60i/17Mbps/ FH, 24p/24Mbps/ FX, 24p/17Mbps/ FH) MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 12Mbps (Average bit-rate) MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p (29.97 Progressive) Approx. 3Mbps (Average bit-rate) Video Resolution: MP4 HD: 1280 x 720/ 30p MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30pAudio Format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
LCD Display LCD Type: 3.0 TFT Xtra Fine LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack technology
Angle Adjustment: Up: Approx. 180 degrees, Down: Approx. 13 degrees
Brightness Control: Auto (-2 to +2 step sunny weather)
Coverage: 100%
Live View: Constant AF Live View
Real-time adjustment: On/off
Histogram: On/off
Peaking: MF only, Level setting: Hi/Mid/Lo/Off, (Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display: Yes (On/off)
Customization: Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny
Weather: blk/wht/blu/pink
Drive System Burst Buffer: JPEG (Fine: 18 shots, Standard: 30 shots), RAW (7 shots), RAW+JPEG (6 shots)
Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Flash Sync Speed: 1/160 seconds
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter
Interface BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
DVDirect: Yes, via USB
HD Output: HDMI (TypeC mini)
Memory Card Slot: Dual slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo, media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
USB Port(s): USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)
Software Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home; Image Data Converter SR v4.0
Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1; Mac OS X (v10.3-10.6)
Dimensions WxHxD Approx. 4-5/8 x 2-5/8 x 1-11/16″ / 117.3 x 66.6 x 41.3mm
Weight Approx. 9.0 oz / 255g excl battery & media
Approx. 11.1 oz / 314g w/battery & media

Nex-F3 Price: ~$598

 

Sony Nex-C3

Sony Nex-C3

Sony Nex-C3

The Nex-C3 is the previous generation Nex 3-series camera, but it’s still a great deal if you can find one!! I did an extensive review on the Nex-C3 and loved it!!

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.

Key Features:

  • 6.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 3.0″ Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
  • 18-55mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Sony E-mount Lens Mount
  • Memory Stick & SD Media Slot
  • HD 1280 x 720 Movies
  • RAW Image Capture
  • Live View on LCD

Sony Nex-C3 Feature Breakdown

 

One of the Smallest in Class
This is the one of the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera using an APS-C size sensor (as of June 2011). Sony removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the “flange back” distance from 44.5mm to 18mm. The result has all the quality of an Alpha DSLR, in about half the size and weight
Interchangeable Lenses
Compatible with Sony’s E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Alpha compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options
APS-C Size HD Image Sensor
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between “snapshots” and “photographs,” delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds
HD Movie Recording
Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p
16.2Mp Resolution
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise
Up to 5.5 Frames Per Second
Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.2Mp resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps
ISO 12800 Sensitivity
Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. This remarkable performance, is made possible by low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
3D Sweep Panorama View
Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
Sweep Panorama
Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23Mp image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length)
Anti Motion Blur Mode
Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur
Hand-Held Twilight Mode
Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise
Auto HDR Built Into Camera
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects)
Live View LCD
The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays
Tiltable 3″ LCD Screen
Empowers your photography with a different point or view. Tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss
Fast Auto Focus
Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. Sony’s fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes just 0.3 seconds. Also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies
Intelligent Auto Focus
Pre-focuses as you compose teh shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
921K Pixel TruBlack LCD Screen
The TruBlack screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight
On-Screen Shooting Tips
Offers advice so you can shoot like a pro
iAuto (Intelligent Auto) Mode
Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot
On-Screen Help Guide
Provides ready reference, explains the camera’s modes and settings. Walks you through camera operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication
BIONZ Image Processor
The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony’s BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.2Mp images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama and 6 image layering
Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys
Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-C3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It’s elegant, uncluttered and intuitive
Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The NEX-C3 Exmor sensor provides 4,912 column-parallel A/D converters. You get fast response, superb image clarity
25-Point Auto Focus
25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
Accepts Alpha DSLR A-mount Lenses
Using the LA-EA1 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of Alpha A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide (operational restrictions apply)
Peaking for Precise Focus
The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot
Multi-Segment Metering
Optimizes exposure based on 49 segments. Choice of Multi, Center, and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
Manual Focus Assist
Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only
Accepts Image Stabilized Lenses
Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light
RAW Image Capture
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 on your PC
“Background Defocus” Control
Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention in portrait photography. But you’ve had to know about aperture f-stops and shutter speeds. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus
Smile Shutter Technology
Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
Powerful Supplied Software
To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
Face Detection Technology
The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
Six Creative Style Settings
Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B/W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste
HDMI Output for HD Viewing
Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television’s remote
Eight Scene Selection Modes
These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Night Shot modes
P/A/S/M Operating Modes
The NEX-C3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner’s iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
Photo Creativity Interface
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging. Changes can be combined / removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from seven different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button: Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness, and Self-timer / Continuous Advance
Picture Effect Mode
There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop
Supplied Detachable Flash
to help you shoot more effectively in formal portraits, the supplied flash has a Guide Number of 7
Index and Slide Show Display
Quickly review your photos using 6 or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
Anti-Dust Technology
Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor’s low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor
Up to 400 Shots of Battery Life
Take up to 400 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony’s InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
PhotoTV HD Compatibility
Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures
Dual Format Media Card Slot
For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended. Memory card is required. All are sold separately)

Sony Nex-C3 Specifications

Lens Mount Sony E Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Memory Card Type Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 25
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (921600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Live View Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 200-12800
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 0.33 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Shade, Preset Manual
Flash
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 sec
External Flash Connection Proprietary
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0
Software Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Power
Battery 1x NP-FW50  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.31 x 2.36 x 1.30″ / 10.96 x 6.0 x 3.30 cm
Weight 7.9 oz / 224  g Camera body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18-55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27-82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 – 5.6
Minimum: f/22 – 32
Angle of View 76° – 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84″ (24.99 cm)
Magnification 0.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3.3
Groups/Elements 9/11
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 2.36″ (6.20 x 5.99 cm)
Weight 6.84 oz (194 g)


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