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Sony NEX-3 with 16mm Lens 14 Megapixel Digital Camera with Tiltable LCD
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Mfg Part#: NEX3A/B
Sku: 215984536
UPC: 027242785564
UPC 14: 00027242785564
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So small, yet so good
Sony has engineered an impressively small camera that takes incredibly good photographs. In fact, the a NEX-3 camera has all quality of a DSLR in about half the size and weight5. Pulling off this minor miracle took some clever innovations in glass, silicon and software code.

Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living In technical terms, the APS-C image sensor is 13 times the size of the typical sensor. In human terms, you'll be taking photographs, not snapshots. The bigger sensor means softer backgrounds, for more attractive portraits. You'll see better into the dark after sunset, and all your pictures will benefit from 14.2 megapixel resolution.

World's Smallest and Lightest

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living The NEX-3 delivers the quality of a DSLR in a camera that's ready to go wherever you go. In fact, this is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera (as of April 2010). It's roughly half the size and weight of Sony's smallest, lightest DSLR, the a230.

The Creativity of Changing Lenses

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living 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-3 gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.

Expect More from a Camera

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HD Movie

Simple, Mobile, Essence of Easy Living Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. The NEX-3 gives you a choice of 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.

Sophistication Made Simple

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The performance of a DSLR without the size and weight. The Sony a NEX-3 stands apart as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera (as of April 2010). Experience gorgeous HD movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots and Live View on a tilting 3.0" LCD (measured diagonally). Additionally, this a NEX-3 camera comes with an E-mount 18-55mm lens.


Video Features Smallest in class
Video Features HD movie recording
Video Features ISO 12800 sensitivity
Video Features Anti Motion Blur mode
Video Features Live View LCD
Video Features Fast Auto Focus
Video Features On-screen Help Guide
Video Features Sony Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
Video Features Accepts a DSLR A-mount lenses
Video Features Manual Focus Assist
Video Features Accepts image stabilized lenses
Video Features Smile Shutter™ technology
Video Features Six Creative Style settings
Video Features Up to 300 Shots8 of battery life
Video Features PhotoTV HD compatibility
Video Features Interchangeable lenses
Video Features 14.2 megapixel resolution
Video Features Sweep Panorama
Video Features Hand-held Twilight Mode
Video Features Tiltable 3” LCD screen
Video Features Intelligent Auto Focus
Video Features On-screen Shooting Tips
Video Features BIONZ® image processor
Video Features 25-point Auto Focus
Video Features RAW image capture
Video Features Powerful supplied software
Video Features HDMI™ output for HD viewing
Video Features P/A/S/M operating modes
Video Features Supplied detachable flash
Video Features Index and Slide Show Display
Video Features APS-C size HD image sensor
Video Features Up to 7 frames per second
Video Features 3D Panorama
Video Features Auto HDR built into camera
Video Features 920K pixel TruBlack™ LCD screen
Video Features iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode
Video Features Control Wheel + Soft Keys
Video Features Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Video Features Multi-segment measuring
Video Features "Background Defocus" control
Video Features Face Detection technology
Video Features Eight Scene Selection Modes
Video Features Anti-Dust Technology
Video Features Dual Media Slots

Video Features In the Box
Video Features SEL16F28 E-mount 16mm F2.8 lens
Video Features Case for flash
Video Features NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Video Features CD-ROM
Video Features Lens cap
Video Features BC-VW1 Battery Charger
Video Features Shoulder strap
Video Features HVL-F7S detachable flash
Video Features Power cord
Video Features USB cable (Mini B)

Tech Specs

Tech Specs Drive System:
Tech Specs Burst Buffer : JPEG (unlimited to card capacity) RAW (8 shots) RAW+JPEG (5 shots)
Tech Specs Continuous Shooting Speed : Continuous (2.3fps) Speed Priority (7fps)
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 - 30 seconds, bulb
Tech Specs Shutter Type : Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type

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 Advanced Features:
Tech Specs Face Detection : Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Tech Specs Smile Shutter™ technology : 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 Shooting Tips : 80 expert advice shooting tips
Tech Specs Sweep Panorama : Horizontal, Vertical, and 3D Panorama

Tech Specs Imaging Sensor:
Tech Specs Imaging Sensor : Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.4 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. 14.6 megapixels
Tech Specs Effective Picture Resolution : Approx. 14.2 megapixels
Tech Specs Focal Length Conversion Factor : 1.5x
Tech Specs Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters

Tech Specs Optics/Lens:
Tech Specs Lens Type : E-mount 16mm F2.8
Tech Specs Lens Mount Type : Sony E-mount
Tech Specs Aperture (Max.) : F2.8
Tech Specs Aperture (Min.) : F22
Tech Specs Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : 24mm (35mm equivalent)
Tech Specs Filter Diameter : 49mm
Tech Specs Lens Groups-Elements : 5 groups, 5 elements (1 aspheric surfaces)
Tech Specs Minimum Focus Distance : 9.4" (0.24m)
Tech Specs Aperture Blade : 7 blades (Circular aperture?
Tech Specs Non-rotating Focusing Ring : No rotation

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 Weights and Measurements:
Tech Specs Dimensions (Approx.) : Appx 4-5/8 × 2-1/2 × 1-3/8" (117.2x62.6x33.4mm) (W/H/D); 1" (25.4mm) excl grip and lens mount
Tech Specs Weight (Approx.) : Approx. 8.4 oz (239g) (excl battery & media) Approx. 10.5 oz (297g) (w/battery & media)

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

Tech Specs Camera:
Tech Specs Lens Compatibility : Sony E-mount lens, (Sony a 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 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 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 (12M): 4592 X 2576 M (6.3M): 3344 X 1872 S (2.9M): 2288 X 1280
Tech Specs Still Image Size 3:2 : L (14M): 4592 X 3056 M (7.4M): 3344 X 2224 S (3.5M): 2288 X 1520
Tech Specs Video Format : MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Tech Specs Video Resolution : MP4 HD: 1440 x 1080/ 30p MP4 VGA: 640 x 480/ 30p
Tech Specs Audio Format : MPEG-4 AAC-LC

Tech Specs Exposure System:
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 : ±2EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Tech Specs Exposure Settings : iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M)
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,Custom

Tech Specs Power:
Tech Specs Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50,7.2V
Tech Specs Number of Still Images : Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)

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

Tech Specs LCD Display:
Tech Specs LCD Type : 3” TFT TruBlack™ LCD (921,600 pixels)
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 Grid Display : Yes (On/off)
Tech Specs Customization : Brightness: Auto, Manual, Sunny Weather Display Color: Black, White, Blue, Pink

Tech Specs Software:
Tech Specs Supplied Software : PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR
Tech Specs Operating System Compatibility : Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP*SP2 Windows Vista Mac OS X(v10.1.3) or later

Product Attributes

Product attributeAspect Ratio:   16:9
Product attributeCamera Megapixels:   10 - 14 Megapixel
Product attributeCamera Resolution (Megapixel):   14.2
Product attributeColor:   Black
Product attributeColor Class:   Black
Product attributeFocal Length (mm):   16
Product attributeFocus Mode:   Auto
Product attributeMax Shutter Speed:   o 1/4000
Product attributeMaximum Aperture:   f/2.8
Product attributeMaximum Still Frame Rate (fps):   30
Product attributeMemory Card Type:   Memory Stick PRO Duo
Product attributeMin Shutter Speed:   30
Product attributeMinimum Aperture:   f/2.8
Product attributeProduct Line:   alpha
Product attributeResolution:   4592 x 3056
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