Sony NEX-F3

Sony NEX-F3 is a new entry-level compact system camera with 16.1MP APS-C HD image sensor. It features High sensitivity ISO 16000, AVCHD 1080/60i or 24p HD movies recording, built-in flash, 180° tiltable LCD screen, up to 5.5 fps, Superior Auto mode, and an E-mount 18-55mm lens. The camera measures (W x H x D) 4-5/8 × 2-5/8 × 1-11/16″ (117.3 x 66.6 x 41.3mm) and weight Approx. 9.0 oz (255g) (excl battery & media). This camera is one of TOP 100 cameras in Compact System Cameras at It is available with price of $498.00 at Amazon online store.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony NEX-F3 Reviews

Imaging-resource reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“It works quite well, and we can easily recommend the Sony NEX-F3 to anyone wanting excellent image quality in a small mirrorless camera. Upgraders will find better battery life, USB charging, a better grip (compared to NEX-3 and NEX-C3), and of course the forward-facing LCD.”
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CNET reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“Video looks good as well; though there are aliasing and moiré artifacts at the best quality, in part because it’s interlaced rather than progressive, in dim and dark lighting there’s surprisingly little noise.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Digitaltrends reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“We feel this is very nice move up from an enthusiast point-and-shoot. The small size, quality of the stills and videos and the nicely-loaded feature set make this camera a good option for anyone shopping for a CSC or entry-level DSLR this season.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Digitalcamerainfo reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“It doesn’t feel chintzy, but rather nice and compact. It’s quite responsive, with solid autofocus accuracy when light is good. The menu system is also still nice, especially for beginners,..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Engadget reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“As with the NEX-C3, image quality is in line with what you’d expect from a $600 mirrorless camera — it’s not the best we’ve seen, but it’s far from the worst. The F3 boosts the top sensitivity from ISO 12,800 to 16,000, which should provide a negligible bump in versatility for low-light shooting.”
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Techradar reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“The Sony NEX-F3 is a well rounded entry-level compact system camera, offering excellent image quality and plenty of features. It is currently priced similarly to alternatives from other manufacturers – such as the Panasonic Lumix GF5, Olympus PEN E-PL3 and Samsung NX1000 – so it should make a good value choice due to the great range of features, handling and image quality.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ubergizmo reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“In the end, the largest added-value of this camera is its ease of use, image quality, the “Superior” auto-mode (Sony’s own feature name) and the ability to charge and sync with Micro-USB. If you have checked the photos and videos that I have posted on Flickr, you can see that the image quality is very good.”
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Photographyblog reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“Image quality is excellent, with results from the 16 APS-C sensor in most cases surpassing the Compact System Camera alternatives, especially if you want to achieve shallow depth-of field effects, and even rivaling some of the DSLR competition.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCMAG reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“Noise, on the other hand, is where a larger image sensor can shine. Like the NEX-C3, the F3 can capture photos with less than 1.5 percent noise through ISO 6400. Impressively, it does so without sacrificing too much image detail—although JPG photos at ISO 3200 do appear noticeably sharper.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Digitalversus reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“Sharpness levels are good, video noise is kept in check and the dynamic range is good enough to render light, bright parts of the image well. Sound quality is nice too, with a good stereo effect and good general fidelity.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Expertreviews reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“As with the rest of the NEX range, the F3 excels for video capture, with crisp details, remarkably little noise in low light and smooth, silent autofocus. The move from 720p to 1080p recording in this entry-level model is a big improvement, and we’re impressed to find that priority and manual exposure modes are available for videos too.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Theverge reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“It’s also worth mentioning that the NEX-C3 is still a great camera, and can likely be found for considerably less than $599.99 now that the F3 is out — if you can do without 1080p video and the awesome flash, it might be a better option. As far as bang for your buck, though, for $599.99 the NEX-F3 is still hard to beat.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Ephotozine reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“The Sony NEX-F3 is a fantastic choice for those looking at their first interchangeable lens camera. It is very simple to use once you have familiarised yourself with the menu systems and takes excellent pictures, with fantastic detail and colour reproduction.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Gizmodo reviews the Sony NEX-F3 and writes;
“The NEX-F3 takes lovely photos, even in tricky situations. The camera is fast, responsive, and, with some tinkering, a more powerful shooter than its competitors.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

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Sony NEX-F3 User Manual (PDF)

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Sony NEX-F3 Features

The Sony NEX-F3 comes with 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor which is able to capture more light for flawless, low-noise stills and crisply detailed Full HD video (50i/25p). The camera is also easy to make beautiful defocus effects like a DSLR cameras with subject focused sharply against a smoothly blurred background. It also has an 180° tiltable LCD screen which allows you make self-portraits by hold the camera at arm’s length and flip the LCD 180° to see yourself clearly, then press the shutter button to take your photos.

In addition, this camera also offer a powerful pop-up flash lets you brighten up shots when you are shooting in low light situations, make you aren’t need to carry an additional flash accessory.


There is an Auto Portrait Framing mode which offers Face Detection technology and the “rule of thirds” principle to create high-resolution portrait photos by recognize the subject’s position then crop the scene into a beautifully balanced portrait. The Sony NEX-F3 also allow you get closer to your subject by use a powerful lens.

While with the Clear Image Zoom technology, the camera gives double effective magnification of your lens lets you enjoy high-quality close-ups result. Not only that, by features Pixel Super Resolution Technology ensures you’ll get superb image detail, tones and textures that make for gorgeous enlargements.


The Sony NEX-F3 Highlight Features:

+ 3D Sweep Panorama™ Mode3
+ Auto HDR built into camera
+ Interchangeable lenses
+ Anti-Motion Blur mode
+ Anti-Dust Technology
+ RAW image capture
+ iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode
+ Photo Creativity interface


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