Sony NEX3 Photo + Specification

by - Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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Last month, Advertlets gave me an opportunity to "use + keep" it for 1 weeks ++.
I played with DSLR before and to have an opportunity to play with "cute DSLR" is really cool. No need to mention that I was invited by Advertlets and Sony to the Sony NEX Launch that took place at Teeq Brasserie, Lot10 last few month.

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This small and the first ultra-compact, interchangeable lens system digital cameras - Sony NEX3!

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The only function that I like most is allows you to do sweep panorama. If you ask me what I think about the camera, I really impressed with the camera. No need to talk about the picture quality and auto HDR, no wonder people compare it with the Sonny Alpha 550.

If want to compare about the noise control, I still prefer A550 since it's better than the NEX. If you ask me to choose between the NEX3 and the DSLR, I still prefer DSLR! For me, the good things for NEX3 is when you want to attend some of the press conference. Some of the press conference like MTV Worldstage, they not allowed us to bring DSLR and NEX3 really work well on this type of situation where you can get a good quality picture without bring your DSLR.

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The LA-EA1 Mount Adaptor lets you use Sony α system A-mount lenses with your NEX-5 or NEX-3 camera.
* Enable use of α system A-mount lenses
* Include detachable tripod attachment

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Playback
Single: Yes (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning)
6/12-frame Index View: Yes
Enlarged Display Mode: L: 13x, M: 10x, S: 6.7x, Panorama Standard: 24x, Panorama wide: 34x
Image Orientation: Yes
Slideshow: Yes

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Size
Dimensions: (W x H x D) 117.2 x 62.6 x 33.4mm (without protrusions)
Weight (Body Only): Approx. 239g
Weight (With Battery & Memory Stick PRO Duo): Approx. 297g

System
Camera Type: Interchangeable lens digital camera
Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount lenses

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LCD
LCD Monitor Type: 7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT, Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack technology
Total no. of Dots: 921,600 dots
Brightness Control: Auto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny Weather
Field Coverage: 100%
Adjustable Angle: Up by approx. 80 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees (from the camera back)

Power
Battery: One rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery Performance: Approx. 330 images (CIPA standard)
External Power: Battery charger BC-VW1(supplied), AC Adaptor AC-PW20AM*5

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Flash
Type: External flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal
Guide No: 7 (in meters at ISO100) *6
Flash Coverage: 16mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Control: P-TTL metering
Flash Compensation: +/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Flash Modes: Flash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Red-eye Reduction: On/Off selectable for Autoflash and fill-flash mode
Recycling Time: Approx. 4 sec.

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Recording System (Still Image)
Recording Format: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), RAW & JPEG
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 3:2): L: 4592 x 3056 (14M), M: 3344 x 2224 (7.4M), S: 2288 x 1520 (3.5M)
Image Size (Aspect Ratio 16:9): L: 4592 x 2576 (12M), M: 3344 x 1872 (6.3M), S: 2288 x 1280 (2.9M)
Image Quality Modes: RAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W (Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps)
Dynamic Range: Off, D-Range Optimizer (Auto, Lv 1-5), Auto HDR (Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff.: up to 6EV between 1.0EV to 6EV in 1 EV steps)
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB

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Recording System (Movie)
Recording Format: MP4
Video Compression: MPEG-4 visual, Audio
Audio Recording Format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Image Size (MP4): 1280 x 720 (29.97fps / average bit rate 9/6Mbps)
Image Size (VGA): 640 x 480 (29.97fps / average bit rate 3Mbps)

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Image Sensor
Type: APS-C type (23.4x15.6mm), "Exmor" APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary color filters
Effective no. of Pixels Approx: 14.2 megapixels
Total no. of Pixels Approx: 14.6 megapixels
Anti-Dust System: Charge protection coating on low-pass filter and electro-magnetic vibration

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Focus System
Type: Contrast-detection AF
Sensitivity Range: EV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Autofocus mode: AF-S (Single-shot AF) / AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable
Focus Area: Multi (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable
Other Features: Predictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator (Distance: approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx. 0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)

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