Camera tech data for Sony NEX-3

NameSony NEX-3 , NEX-3C (without Eye-Fi)
Mount typeE-mount
Supported lensesE, FE, A-mount (via LA-EAx)
Release year2010
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]4592×3056, 3344×2224, 2288×1520
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]4592×2576, 3344×1872, 2288×1280
Output resolution (4:3) [pixels]
Output resolution (1:1) [pixels]
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]
Effective output pixels14.0 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.4×15.6 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (200–1600), 200–12800 (1/1 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness (-3 – +3)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, portrait, landscape, sunset, B/W
Creative look
Picture effectshigh-key, high contrast monochrome, pop color, posterization (color; B/W), partial color (red; yellow; blue; green), toy camera, retro photo
Picture parameters
Gamma settings
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (1 register)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 9 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (2 levels)
D-range optimizerstandard, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)
Auto HDRauto, manual (1–6 EV)
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]1280×720p30, 640×480p30
Movie ISO rangeunknown
Shutter speed (movie) [s]unknown
Movie formatsMPEG-4
Audio formatsMPEG4 AAC-LC
Movie length29 minutes
Microphonebuilt-in (stereo), Smart Accessory Terminal (stereo)
Audio monitoring
Movie featurespicture effects, creative styles
AF sensors25 areas
AF range [EV]0 – 20
AF modesAF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
AF bracketing [step width] ([number of shots])- (-)
Sensor-based image stabilisationno
Remote control via USB/WiFino
Other featuresMF peaking, on-screen help, Anti-Dust, BRAVIA Sync, face recognition, smile shutter, sweep panorama (2D/3D), speaker
Metering modes49 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20
Auto Exposure Lock buttonno
Exposure modesAuto, P, A, S, M
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night portrait, hand-held night shot, sunset
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Flash shoe typeSmart Accessory Terminal
Accessory shoe cap
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering49S-TTL (pre-flash only)
Requires D flash unit
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/160
High Speed Syncno
Wireless flash no
Wireless x-sync speed [s]
Wireless HSSno
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Studio flash socketno
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Flash Control from bodyno
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]
Diopter adjustment [diopters]
Eyepiece cup
Viewfinder accessory compatible
Live Viewmain sensor
Live View zoom1×, 7×, 10×, 14×
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mounttilt up 80°, tilt down 45°
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessyes
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesHDMI-Mini (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LH1EM, screen protector PCK-LS1EM
Frame rate [fps]7, 2.3
Frame rate with AF [fps]2.3
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, B
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10
Continuous self-timer [shots]5, 3
Bracketing frames (stops)3 (1/3, 2/3)
Remote release socket
Wireless remote release
Release priorityno
Depth of field previewno
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Storage media (number of slots)Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (1)
Remote storage via USBno
Remote storage via FTPno
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
File formatsARW 2.1, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.3
Batteries1× NP-FW50
Vertical grip
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-PW20
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]239
Standard accessoriesstrap, USB cable, battery NP-FW50, charger BC-VW1, software, flash HVL-F7S
Other optional accessorieslens adapters LA-EAx, microphone ECM-SST1, viewfinder FDA-SV1
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed; Mini-B)
USB modesmass storage
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)Ver. 05 (12/2011)
Commentssilver, black, red or pink version available; AF with LA-EA1/2 requires firmware 03 to 05; picture effects require firmware 04
Reviews & linksChris Niccolls on TheCameraStoreTV (video), Dave Etchells, Shawn Barnett, Zig Weidelich, and Mike Tomkins on Imaging Resource (full review), Gavin Stocker on TrustedReviews (full review), Richard Butler at (full review)
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