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Sony alpha NEX-C3 16.2 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with 18 mm-55 mm Lens, White 1 of 3
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Learn more about Sony alpha NEX-C3 16.2 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with 18 mm-55 mm Lens, White (Body with Lens Kit):

Mfg Part#: NEXC3KW
Sku: 241771973
UPC: 662425839957
UPC 14: 00662425839957
Sales Rank: 37412

Small Wonder

Get all the performance of a DSLR in about half the size and half the weight. The NEX-C3's exquisitely compact dimensions make it the smallest interchangeable lens camera in the world with a large, image enhancing APS-C size sensor3 — you'll want to take everywhere. Experience gorgeous HD movies1, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 5.5 frames per second, incredible panorama shots and Live View on the tiltable 3" LCD.

Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures

Get the same sensor format as a full-sized a DSLR, minus the mass. Since the APS-C image sensor is 13 times the size of a typical sensor, you'll be taking 16.2MP photographs, not snapshots. Capture more attractive portraits and gorgeously blurred backgrounds. See better in low light thanks to the larger APS-C sensor and Sony Exmor™ APS HD CMOS technology.

World's Smallest and Lightest

The NEX-C3 delivers the quality of a DSLR in a compact camera that's ready to go wherever you go. At roughly half the size and half the weight of a conventional DSLR it's the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera (as of August 2012).

Photo Creativity Interface

Get creative with artistic SLR-quality digital imaging made easy by the Photo Creativity interface. Use the control wheel to access seven functions including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness and Self-timer. Review changes in real time and even combine or remove selections, all on the 3.0" LCD.

Expect More from a Camera

Sony has always recognized that a digital camera could take pictures in ways that film cameras never dreamed of. That's why we've created new capabilities to take your photography further than ever. These include Sweep Panorama in 2D and 3D, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes.

HD Movie

Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in a PC-friendly MP4 format. The NEX-C3 gives you a choice of 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.

The Creativity of Changing Lenses

The beauty of SLR photography is the ability to change lenses to match your shooting situation. Now Sony brings that beauty to a compact camera. The NEX-C3 gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.


Video Features 16.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
Video Features BIONZ Image Processor
Video Features 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
Video Features 18-55mm Wide-Angle Lens
Video Features Sony E-mount Lens Mount
Video Features Memory Stick & SD Media Slot
Video Features HD 1280 x 720 Movies
Video Features RAW Image Capture
Video Features Live View on LCD
Video Features ISO 12800 sensitivity
Video Features Fast Auto Focus
Video Features Accepts DSLR A-mount lenses
Video Features Photo Creativity interface
Video Features Anti-Dust Technology

Video Features What's in the Box
Video Features Sony alpha NEX-C3 16.2 MP Compact System Camera SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens
Video Features Power cord
Video Features USB cable (Mini B)
Video Features Lens cap
Video Features NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Video Features CD-ROM
Video Features BC-VW1 Battery Charger
Video Features Shoulder strap

Tech Specs

Tech Specs Camera
Tech Specs Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 lens adaptor)
Tech Specs Lens Mount : Sony E-mount
Tech Specs Camera Type : Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera

Tech Specs Optics/Lens
Tech Specs Lens Type : E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Tech Specs Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount
Tech Specs Aperture (Max.) : f/3.5-5.6
Tech Specs Aperture (Min.) : f/22-34
Tech Specs Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
Tech Specs Filter Diameter : 49mm
Tech Specs Lens Construction : Metal
Tech Specs Lens Groups-Elements : 9 groups, 11 elements (4 aspheric surfaces)
Tech Specs Minimum Focus Distance : 9.8" (0.25m)
Tech Specs Angle of View : 76o - 29o
Tech Specs Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture)
Tech Specs Dimensions (Max. Diameter x Length) : 62 x 60mm
Tech Specs Exterior Finish : Metal
Tech Specs Internal Motor : Yes (Stepping motor)
Tech Specs Lens Weight : 2.5oz (70g)
Tech Specs Low Noise During Movie Capture : Excellent
Tech Specs Maximum Magnification : 0.25x (APS-C)
Tech Specs Non-rotating Focusing Ring : No rotation

Tech Specs Focus Control
Tech Specs Focus System : Contrast AF
Tech Specs Focus Points : 25 points
Tech Specs AF Modes : Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
Tech Specs Focus Area : Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
Tech Specs Focus Sensitivity : 0 EV to +20 EV (at ISO100 conversion with F2.8 lens)
Tech Specs Manual Focus Assist : Magnified display for precise manual focus
Tech Specs Focus Features : Predictive Focus Control, Focus Lock
Tech Specs AF Illuminator : Built-in, LED type

Tech Specs Flash
Tech Specs Flash Bracketing : 3 frames, 1/3, 2/3EV steps selectable
Tech Specs Flash Compensation : +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Tech Specs Flash Coverage : FOV coverage up to 16 mm (in the focal length)
Tech Specs Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
Tech Specs Flash Modes : Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Tech Specs Flash Type : Smart accessory terminal (HVL-F7S Flash Supplied)
Tech Specs Guide Number : 7 (in meters at ISO 100)
Tech Specs Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec

Tech Specs Weights and Measurements
Tech Specs Dimensions (Approx.) : Approx. 4-3/8 × 2-3/8 × 1-5/16" (109.6 x 60.0 x 33.0mm) (W/H/D); 1 1/16" (25.9mm) excl grip and lens mount
Tech Specs Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 7.9 oz (225g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 10.0 oz (283g) (w/battery & media)

Tech Specs Service and Warranty Information
Tech Specs Limited Warranty Term : 1 Year Parts & Labor

Tech Specs Imaging Sensor
Tech Specs Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Tech Specs Processor : BIONZ™ image processor
Tech Specs Anti Dust : Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism
Tech Specs Pixel Gross : Approx. 16.5 megapixels
Tech Specs Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 16.2 megapixels
Tech Specs Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
Tech Specs Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters

Tech Specs Viewfinder
Tech Specs Magnification : 0.073x (APS-C)(when attached)

Tech Specs Exposure System
Tech Specs Picture Effect(s) : Toy Camera,Pop Color,Posterization (Color),Posterization (B/W)),Retro Photo,High-key,Partial Color(R),Partial Color(G),Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y),High Contrast Monochrome
Tech Specs Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock with focus lock)
Tech Specs Color Temperature : 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta / Green compensation
Tech Specs Creative Style : Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Tech Specs D-Range Optimizer : Yes: (Auto, Level 1-5, off)
Tech Specs Exposure Compensation : ±2.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Tech Specs 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 Selection
Tech Specs ISO : Auto, 200 to 12800
Tech Specs Metering : 49 Segment metering from CMOS image sensor
Tech Specs Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Tech Specs Metering Sensitivity : 0EV-20EV, (at ISO 100 equivalent w/ f/2.8 lens)
Tech Specs Noise Reduction : Long exp.NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (Auto/Weak)
Tech Specs Scene Mode(s) : Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports action, Sunset, Night portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight
Tech Specs White Balance Mode : Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom

Tech Specs Advanced Features
Tech Specs Face Detection : Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Tech Specs Smile Shutter™ technology : Yes - Off, Slight, Normal, Big
Tech Specs Advanced User Interface : Easy-to-understand Graphic Display and on-screen Help Guide User-friendly function menu
Tech Specs Anti Motion Blur : 6-image layering
Tech Specs Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off
Tech Specs Photo Creativity : Yes (via iAuto Mode)
Tech Specs Shooting Tips : 80 expert advice shooting tips
Tech Specs Sweep Panorama : Horizontal, Vertical, and 3D Panorama

Tech Specs Power
Tech Specs Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Tech Specs Number of Still Images : Approx. 400 images (CIPA standard)

Tech Specs Recording
Tech Specs Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Tech Specs Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB
Tech Specs Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Tech Specs Still Image Size 16:9 : L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376
Tech Specs Still Image Size 3:2 : L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624
Tech Specs Video Format : MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Tech Specs Video Resolution : MP4 HD: 1280 x 720/ 30p MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p
Tech Specs Audio Format : MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Tech Specs LCD Display
Tech Specs LCD Type : 3.0” TFT Xtra Fine™ LCD (921,600 pixels) w/TruBlack™ technology
Tech Specs Angle Adjustment : Up: Approx. 80 degrees, Down: Approx. 45 degrees
Tech Specs Brightness Control : Auto (-2 to +2 step sunny weather)
Tech Specs Coverage : 100%
Tech Specs Live View : Yes, (Constant AF Live View)
Tech Specs Real-time image adjustment display : Exposure Compensation, WB, Creative Style
Tech Specs Histogram : Yes (On/off)
Tech Specs Peaking : Yes (MF only, Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off), (Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Tech Specs Grid Display : Yes (On/off)
Tech Specs Customization : Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink

Tech Specs Drive System
Tech Specs Burst Buffer : JPEG (Fine: 14 shots, Standard: 18 shots), RAW (6 shots), RAW+JPEG (6 shots)
Tech Specs Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (2.5fps) Speed Priority (5.5fps)
Tech Specs Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Tech Specs Flash Sync Speed : 1/160 seconds
Tech Specs Self-timer : 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay, (single, continuous 3 or 5 frames)
Tech Specs Shutter Speeds : 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Tech Specs Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Tech Specs Interface
Tech Specs BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV
Tech Specs DVDirect : Yes, via USB
Tech Specs HD Output : HDMI® (TypeC mini)
Tech Specs Memory Card Slot : Dual slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Tech Specs PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync™ enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
Tech Specs USB Port(s) : USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, PTP)

Tech Specs Software
Tech Specs Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) v5.2; Image Data Converter SR v3.2; Image Data Lightbox SR v2.2
Tech Specs Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7; Mac OS X (v10.3-10.6), PMB is not compatible with Mac OS

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