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Sony Alpha NEX-C3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the size and performance are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good views. Opinions about the image stabilizer and shutter are different. Many are critical about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

flash, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 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-C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability. The durability also gets good reviews, but there are some negative comments about the price and usability.

durability, portability

usability, price

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

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People really like the size and portability. The performance and image quality are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, size

battery, viewfinder

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Review: Sony Alpha NEX-C3 (Videos)

 

Unsere US-Kollegen haben einen Monat lang Sony s Alpha NEX-C3 unter die Lupe genommen und sind ziemlich begeistert. Im Gegensatz zum Vorgänger NEX-3 ist sie dünner, hat einen neuen APS-C Sensor, 20 Prozent mehr Batterielaufzeit, eine verbesserte...

Jul, 2011

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Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review

 

Traditionally known as DSLRs, interchangeable lens cameras (ILC) have always promised excellent image quality, speed, and versatility. But their enormous size a...

Jul, 2011

SILVER AWARD!

Expert review by : Kelcey Smith with additional material byRichard Bu (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

The NEX-C3 is the first of Sony's second generation of mirrorless cameras, following the introduction of the 14MP NEX-3 and NEX-5 in mid-2010. If these first two models showed how committed Sony is to offering APS-C capabilities in a compact form...

Improved interface with increased customization options compared to NEX-3/5 ; High resolution sensor with excellent High ISO performance ; Very good JPEG output quality ; Very good build quality ; Versatile, high-resolution LCD screen ; Easy to use but...

iAuto mode does not take full advantage of the large sensor's low-light capability. (ISO is capped at 1600) ; Optional flash is underpowered (and adds bulk) ; Auto HDR is only available while shooting in JPEG only modes ; Operation is very different in...

The NEX-C3, like its predecessors the NEX-3/5, is a well built, easy to use interchangeable lens camera. The NEX-C3 is capable of image quality that rivals the best of its APS-C DSLR competition while being significantly smaller and lighter. As well as...

Aug, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 builds on the already-excellent NEX-3, but manages to be lighter and more compact. Not only does the NEX-C3 produce stunning images, even at high ISO settings, it easily earns our Editors' Choice for compact interchangeable lens...

Smaller and lighter than its predecessor. Large APS-C sensor. High-resolution, tilting 3-inch LCD. Includes removable flash. Customizable control buttons. Outstanding low-light performance.

No eye-level EVF. Limited E-mount lens selection. Only supports 720p MP4 video. Ergonomics can be a bit tricky depending on lens selection.

Sweep Panorama mode, now a familiar feature in Sony models, captures a series of images as you pan the camera. They’re stitched together to make one extremely wide shot. Sony has enhanced this mode with the NEX-C3, making it possible to capture 3D...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Review: Sony NEX-C3

 

The Sony NEX-C3 is absurdly small considering what's packed inside. We tested it at a rehearsal for a Broadway musical, where it showed off some...

Incredibly small and light, considering the large sensor and bevy of features inside. Excellent low light performance with DSLR-like low noise images at high ISOs. Tilting 3-inch LCD screen for composing over-the-head “Hail Mary” shots is helpful....

Loses much of its portability with even a basic zoom kit lens attached. Too many menus to dig through to change functions. More experienced photographers may find the simplified settings condescending. HD video mode only goes to 720p

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (wired.com)

Sony's Compact System Camera Has Enough Skill to Perform on Broadway

 

The Sony NEX-C3 is absurdly small considering what's packed inside. We tested it at a rehearsal for a Broadway musical, where it showed off some nimble moves.

Incredibly small and light, considering the large sensor and bevy of features inside. Excellent low light performance with DSLR-like low noise images at high ISOs. Tilting 3-inch LCD screen for composing over-the-head “Hail Mary” shots is helpful....

Loses much of its portability with even a basic zoom kit lens attached. Too many menus to dig through to change functions. More experienced photographers may find the simplified settings condescending. HD video mode only goes to 720p

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review: Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

Compact and attractive, with a tilting LCD and excellent photo quality, the ; has some compelling aspects.

With the 18-55mm lens the camera becomes substantially less compact, there's no EVF option, and the video capabilities are more limited than I'd expect for the price.

A lot of people will like the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 for its excellent photo quality and a now more usable design, but it can get unexpectedly heavy with the zoom E-mount lenses and it's still a bit more expensive than many point-and-shoot upgraders will like.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : William Chambers (steves-digicams.com)

Sony NEX-C3 Preview

 

Along side their SLT-α35 announcement, Sony has introduced yet another powerful NEX model, withe NEX-C3. While building off both the NEX-3 and NEX-5, the NEX-C3 carries over most of its features from the NEX-3. Like it's Alpha sibling (the α35), the C3...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Sony Alpha NEX-C3. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

The NEX-C3 did reasonably well in our video tests, but the camera is not a top choice for someone looking to primarily shoot video. The camera tops out with a 1280 × 720 video resolution, which is technically HD, but is not the same resolution as Full...

May, 2012

Recommended

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony NEX-C3 Review

 

The Sony NEX-C3 is the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable-lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor, offering DSLR-like image quality in a much smaller and lighter package. Successor to the NEX-3 model, the new NEX-C3 features a 16.2 megapixel...

The Sony NEX-C3 modestly builds on the success of its predecessor by increasing the megapixel count, refining the user interface further for beginners, and making the body size even smaller and lighter. While the extended battery life and new range of...

Aug, 2011

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