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Sony NEX-3N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the image quality and performance. The value for money and lens are also appreciated, but the focus and features get negative views.

portability, lens, value for money, performance, image quality

features, focus

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Compact System Cameras the Sony NEX-3N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony NEX-3N Review


The Sony NEX-3N is an affordable and capable Interchangeable Lens Camera featuring an APS-C sized 16.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, powerful BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount with its fantastic collection of lenses. This camera is easy enough for...

All auto modes work with excellent results ; Dedicated Video Capture Button is always ready to record ; Zoom controls on the camera give a compact camera feel when using a compatible lens ; Excellent image quality at the lower and mid ISO levels ;...

No hot shoe for external flash or audio accessories ; Very noisy at higher ISO settings ; No built-in WiFi as found on most new ILC models ; Confusing menu system (at first) ; No viewfinder, electronic or optical

The Sony NEX-3N is an affordable and capable Interchangeable Lens Camera featuring an APS-C sized 16.1-Megapixel imaging sensor, powerful BIONZ image processor and the Sony E-mount with its fantastic collection of lenses. This camera is easy enough for...

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Sony NEX-3N review: superior shooting on the cheap


More Info Sony NEX-3N hands-on Sony NEX-F3 review Sony NEX-C3 review Last year, Sony's peculiar move to beef up its entry-level NEX left

Excellent performance and image quality ; Solid build and design ; Very affordable for a mirrorless kit ; 16-50mm power zoom lens in the box

No accessory port or mic input ; Power zoom is too choppy for video

Sony's latest entry-level mirrorless camera is hard to beat.

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Sony Alpha NEX-3N


The Sony Alpha NEX-3N isn't as good a performer as its predecessor, but it does include a collapsible power zoom lens and it comes at a lower price.

Attractive price. APS-C image sensor. Compact zoom lens. Excellent high ISO performance. 180° tilting LCD. Built-in flash

Screen not as sharp as on previous NEX models. Kit lens isn't the best performer. No EVF or expansion options. Front-facing LCD eliminates downward tilt. No dedicated battery charger

In the past we've given a few Editors' Choice awards to cameras in the Sony NEX series. The latest entry-level model, the Sony Alpha NEX-3N ($499.99 direct with 16-50mm lens), comes in at a lower asking price than its predecessor, the NEX-F3, but does...


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Sony NEX-3N Review: Stepping up to Mirrorless


Consumers have shown, over the last few years, that they love compact digital cameras with interchangeable lenses that combine the ease of use and convenience of a point and shoot camera with DSLR features like larger sensors, improved performance,...

Excellent image quality ; User interface is perfect for consumers stepping up from P&S digital cameras ; Fast and accurate AF

No hot shoe ; Poor placement of zoom slider on lens barrel

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Sony Alpha NEX-3N


Sony's baby NEX is an E-Mount gateway drug.

An economical way to join the NEX generation

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Camera Test: Sony Alpha NEX-3N


In light of the wide acclaim greeting Sony's current Alpha NEX line of interchangeable-lens compacts, it's easy to forget that the line had rather a rough start. But after overcoming early teething problems (notably a unique soft-button interface),...

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Hands-on Sony NEX 3N review


The 16.1-megapixel Sony NEX-3N shares the same sensor as the Sony NEX-5R but offers a smaller, lighter body. Find out our first impressions of this new Sony camera in our hands-on Sony NEX-3N review video.

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Amazon review summary for Sony NEX-3N


alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Sony NEX-3N from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Compact System Cameras on

portability, performance, value for money, usability, lens

manual adjust.

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Compactness makes the difference


Since you can get a competent DLSR for a similar price, you should consider the NEX 3n only if you will appreciate\/benefit from its smallness and the skinny kit lens. I like the ease of carrying it in a compact camera case and the fact that photo...

Easy To Use","Fast \/ Accurate Auto-Focus","Fast Shutter Speed","Good Image Quality","Good Image Stabilization","Tilt \/Swivel LCD

Noisy At High ISO","No Viewfinder

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I would buy this product again..


It's my every day camera very compact so easy to carry...

Good Lenses Interchangeab

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Changeable Lens: Yes
Image Stabiliser: No
Integrated GPS Module: No
Touchscreen: No
View Finder Type:LCD Monitor


Bluetooth: No
PictBridge: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Sensor Size:23.5 x 15.6 mm


Longest Shutter Speed in s:30
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/4000


Compact Flash Card: No
Memory Stick / Memory Stick Pro: No
Memory Stick Duo / Duo Pro: Yes
Micro Drive: No
Multimedia Card: No
SDXC Card: Yes
Secure Digital Card: Yes
Secure Digital High Capacity Card: Yes
XD Card: No

Power Supply

Battery Model:Sony NP-FW50


Aperture Priority: Yes
Face Detection Mode: No
RAW Format: Yes
Serial Shot Mode: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes