Sony NEX-3 Specification Guide (en)

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The performance of a DSLR without the size and weight. The NEX-3 stands apart as the world's 
smallest interchangeable lens camera. Experience gorgeous HD movies, astounding low-light 
pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3" 
LCD .
 
 
Smallest in class
This is the world's smallest 
interchangeable lens digital still 
camera (as of April 2010). We removed 
the conventional mirror box, AF sensor 
and viewfinder, reducing the "flange 
back" distance from 44.5 mm to 18 
mm. The result has all the quality of an 
α 
DSLR, but is 48% smaller and 49% 
lighter than our α230.
Interchangeable lenses
Compatible with Sony's E-mount series 
of smaller, lighter lenses designed 
specifically for α compact 
interchangeable lens cameras. Opens 
up a world of creative options.
APS-C size HD image sensor 
The same sensor format that Sony 
builds into the full-sized α DSLRs. With 13 
times the area of the typical image 
sensor, APS-C makes the difference 
between "snapshots" and 
"photographs," delivering an 
exceptional combination of high 
resolution, high sensitivity and 
gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
HD movie recording
Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the 
PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p 
high definition or standard definition 
480/30p.
14.2 megapixel resolution
You get incredible detail and gorgeous 
enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C 
sensor size and Sony Exmor™  APS HD 
CMOS technology, the camera 
achieves high resolution with no 
penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor 
noise.
Up to 7 frames per second
Capture the decisive moment in sports 
and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 7 
fps continuous shooting at full 14.2 MP 
resolution with exposure and focus fixed 
at the first frame. Standard continuous 
shooting at up to 2.3 fps.
ISO 12800 sensitivity
Incredibly clear low-light pictures 
without sacrificing detail. As of April 
2010, this is best-in-class performance, 
made possible by low-noise Exmor™  
APS HD CMOS image sensor and 
refined BIONZ® image processor.
Sweep Panorama
Capture expansive landscapes 
automatically. Press the shutter, sweep 
vertically or horizontally. The camera 
does the rest, continuously shooting 
images and stitching them together. Up 
to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees 
maximum sweep angle (16mm focal 
length).
3D Panorama
Captures scenic vistas in spectacular 
3D. As you sweep across the 
panorama, the camera records 
separate right-eye and left-eye images 
that make landscapes come alive on 
your 3D television.
13 
Anti Motion Blur mode
Corrects for subject movement to 
capture amazingly clean and sharp 
images in low light. The camera 
leverages the large, APS-C image 
sensor and captures six images in a 
fraction of a second. Combining the 
data from all six creates a single image 
that minimizes subject blur.
Hand-held Twilight Mode
Corrects for subject movement to 
capture amazingly clean and sharp 
images in low light. The camera 
leverages the large, APS-C image 
sensor and captures six images in a 
fraction of a second. Combining the 
data from all six creates a single image 
that minimizes subject blur.
Auto HDR built into camera
High Dynamic Range (HDR) 
photography captures more scene 
contrast than a single exposure can 
handle by combining the best highlight 
detail from one shot and the best 
shadow detail from another for one 
incredible shot. Until recently, you 
needed a computer and editing 
software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles 
severe backlighting and other high-
contrast scenes. Captures in a split 
second. (Recommended for still 
subjects.)
Live View LCD
The LCD monitor is active full-time for 
composing shots. Provides a what-you-
see-is-what-you-get preview of white 
balance, focus, depth of field, exposure 
and 100% framing accuracy, plus 
informative on-screen displays.
Tiltable 3” LCD screen  
Empowers your photography with a 
different point or view. Tilts down 45°  
and up 80°  to frame high- and low-
angle shots that would otherwise be hit-
or-miss.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES
920K pixel TruBlack™  LCD screen 
Fast Auto Focus
Intelligent Auto Focus
iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode
On-screen Help Guide
On-screen Shooting Tips
Control Wheel + Soft Keys
Sony Exmor™  APS HD CMOS sensor 
BIONZ® image processor
Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
Accepts α DSLR A-mount lenses
25-point Auto Focus 
Multi-segment measuring