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Sony NEX-F3 review

An entry-level CSC with a tilting screen and built-in flash

Sony NEX F3 review

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Images taken at high sensitivities show low levels of noise.

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Auto white balance tends to leave images with a cool cast, but this can be adjusted easily.

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Autofocus can struggle in low light conditions

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Adjusting exposure settings is easy, thanks to the direct nature of the controls

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Images from the NEX-F3 show good dynamic range

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Images are sharp and packed with detail

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Evenly lit scenes often require no exposure compensation

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+1 EV exposure compensation was required for these contrasty scenes

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The relatively large APS-C sized sensor makes it easier to blur backgrounds, isolating your subject.

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product Familyalpha A
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC
Weight (Approximate)255 g
Flash Memory CapacityNo
Minimum Focus Distance248.92 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor APS HD CMOS sensor
Total Camera Resolution16.7 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody with Lens Kit
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-FW50
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Eye-Fi Card
Height66.6 mm
Width117.3 mm
Depth41.3 mm
Autofocus Points25
Product SeriesA
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Audio FormatsAAC-LC
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-F3K
Product Namealpha NEX-F3K Mirrorless Camera
Product Linealpha
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEXF3KB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Little big shot.

Get DSLR quality that fits in your pocket. The interchangeable-lens NEX-F3 goes anywhere to capture stunning high-res stills and Full HD video courtesy of a large 16.1MP APS-C HD sensor nestled inside its ingeniously compact form factor. The 180° tiltable LCD screen makes self-portraits foolproof and fun. A powerful pop-up flash delivers a dose of illumination to brighten dark scenes. Just getting started in photography? Shoot like a pro with Superior Auto mode which picks the optimal camera setting for you-simply click away and collect the compliments.

Battery Life470 Shot
Display Resolution921600 Pixel
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone