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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 763 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-3N. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the contrast and reliability get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-3N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-3N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-3N from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the focus and color, while reviews about the battery and lens are mixed.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-3N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-3N from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the image quality and price. The performance and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the contrast and glare. Some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, performance, price, image quality

viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-3N

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-3N from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Opinions about the image quality and performance are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas the flash and size get negative opinions.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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

 

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

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

Is this Sony's strongest NEX to date? No, it's not. But it's by far the most impressive entry-level Sony ILC we've seen, and one of the very best options for less than 600 bucks. Excellent image quality, a solid (but compact) build and Sony's new...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

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 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.

Wi-Fi is becoming more common on cameras, but it's still not standard issue across the board. If you want wireless within the NEX system you'll have to move up to the NEX-5R or NEX-6, or you can look at the Samsung NX1000, which also features an APS-C...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Hands-on with the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

 

Some first impressions of the company's new compact, least expensive interchangeable-lens camera.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Fate (steves-digicams.com)

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...

Sep, 2013

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony NEX-3N Review

 

The NEX-3N is the new entry-level model in Sony's range of compact system cameras. It's also currently the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera. Successor to last year's NEX-F3 model, the Sony NEX-3N features a 16.1 megapixel Exmor...

Looking and feeling more like a compact camera than ever, thanks to the combination of the new finger-tip zoom lever and the 16-50mm power-zoom lens, the Sony NEX-3N is almost the perfect introduction to interchangeable lens cameras. Significantly...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Sony NEX-3N

 

Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless camera, with good high ISO performance and dynamic range, Generally fast and accurate autofocusing that even works well in very low light, Compact body is the size of a pocket camera (without a...

Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless camera, with good high ISO performance and dynamic range, Generally fast and accurate autofocusing that even works well in very low light, Compact body is the size of a pocket camera (without a...

In developing a replacement for last year's successful NEX-F3, Sony aimed to deliver nothing less than the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens system that featured an APS-C-sized sensor. Mission accomplished with the entry-level NEX-3N,...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

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Budget cameras are usually hit and miss—can this $500 interchangeable lens camera perform or does it fall flat?

May, 2014

Expert review by : Digital Camera Review (digitalcamerareview.com)

Sony NEX-3N Review: Stepping up to Mirrorless

 

Conclusion

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-3N Review

 

The Alpha NEX-3N is the best camera you can buy for under Rs. 30,000. If you were considering getting an advanced point and shoot, forget it. Get the Alpha NEX-3N instead for its bigger sensor, incredibly compact size and the versatility of being able...

Compact form factor, APS-C sensor for the price of a point and shoot, Fast AF, Amazing high ISO performance

Menu system is a little obtuse, Kit lens doesn't do macro

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Brendan Nystedt (reviewed.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

 

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

An economical way to join the NEX generation

May, 2013

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