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.
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.
16.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
BIONZ Image Processor
3.0" Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
18-55mm Wide-Angle Lens
Sony E-mount Lens Mount
Memory Stick & SD Media Slot
HD 1280 x 720 Movies
RAW Image Capture
Live View on LCD
ISO 12800 sensitivity
Fast Auto Focus
Accepts DSLR A-mount lenses
Photo Creativity interface
What's in the Box
Sony alpha NEX-C3 16.2 MP Compact System Camera SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens
USB cable (Mini B)
NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
BC-VW1 Battery Charger
Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lens, (Sony A-mount lenses when used with LA-EA1 lens adaptor)
Lens Mount : Sony E-mount
Camera Type : Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera
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