Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless

Product Classification: Cameras

Title: Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless

Release Date: 2013

Manufacturer: Sony

Included: user manual, warranty, cables, connectors

The Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless camera is a great addition to the market segment. It has a 16-50mm lens. At the moment the product is offered in color white and silver but it is not yet clear whether there will be other options in the future. You can expect to pay a price in the region of $500 for this product. The product highlights include a 16.1MP Exmor APS-C CMOS Sensor as well as the obligatory BIONZ Image Processor. Enjoy the capabilities of the Sony E-Mount with 16-50mm (35mm Equiv: 24-75mm) PZ Lens. The 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot 180-deg Tilting LCD is one of the very best within the class. In any case you have enough technical capability in order to shoot Full HD 1080i Video at 60fps.

Product Features

The camera has an ISO reading of 100-16000 as well as a patented Intelligent AF System. We think the Auto Object Framing feature is fabulous. Likewise the Photo Creativity Feature for Effects is a great addition to the impressive specification list. You will need to purchase an essential memory card because it has not been included in the package. However the product comes with a Power Zoom (PZ) lens. This has an effective focal length of 16-50mm (35mm equivalent: 24-75mm). Moreover you get both the ED and aspherical elements. One of the intriguing facts about this product is the fact that the lens are retractable thus emphasizing the compact nature of the item. At the shortest end of the spectrum it measures 3/16”.

The front is dominated by a 3.0” LCD screen which is capable of producing resolutions of 460,800 dolts. In addition the screen can tilt up to 180 degrees up and 13 degrees down. This significantly expands the shooting positions that are open to you. The product is more than capable of capturing Full HD 1080i video. This is measured at 60fps. In addition it can capture 1080p video at 24fps. You will notice that the quality of output is not affected by the conditions. This is thanks to the in-built flash facilities as well as the wide ISO range. With the advanced noise reduction, it is possible to shoot on functions without disrupting the rest of the proceeding.

Overall it is clear that this product was designed with an intuitive understanding of how the consumer works. There are no flashy but impractical additions. Everything is included for a purpose and consequently it does the job very well. If you need the manual focus facility then you will find that it is available in addition to the Intelligent AF System. A scene can be recognized and cropped using the Auto Object Framing feature. If you decide to use the Photo Creativity feature then you will be granted to the Picture Effect settings which include Color, Brightness, Vividness and Background Defocus.

There are a number of small details that are fast turning the Sony Alpha NEX-3N Mirrorless into a major phenomenon. This camera is a testament to the fact that modern products of this nature are embracing all the technological advancements that are available on the market today.

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