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Sony Alpha NEX-3 Review

The latest Sony Alpha NEX-3 is same as Sony NEX-5 digital cameras with mirrorless and with interchangeable lenses, this time the Sony is new to this market and it should make a good impression, some differences are there between these two and this one is also is in the track that lenses are huge compared to body, the grip is small and lenses are large. The lens body looks shiny aluminum with beauty which is updating and very refreshing thing. The image quality is great and this machine is standing better than any model in the market.

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The new in market Sony Alpha NEX-3 is light and weighs just 10.5 ounces including battery and memory card with its plastic body and when lenses add the weight goes up to 18 ounces. This is better when compared to its rivals in the market because Panasonic G2 weighs 21.8 ounces and Samsung NX10 weighs 21.5 same for some others also, so handling is so easy with this new machine. This new Sony NEX-3 does not have infrared remote control port like Sony NEX-5.

The LCD of this new Sony Alpha NEX-3 tilts, see this is a good and new feature to follow. The LCD will tilt 90 degrees up and 45 degrees down with 921,000 dot resolution. The image quality is superb because of Tru Black technology and this new machines display uses Clear Photo LCD Plus of Sony. It looks so professional with Wrap attached and LCD will face up and it’s ready to shoot. The thumb plays key role in operation of mode functions and Control wheel is beautifully well designed, the edging is high rounding the perimeter with good grip. The mode operation is very fast which will not bore us.

Sony Alpha NEX-3 is equipped with new company’s latest third generation sensor namely Exmor sensor, these sensors are 13 times larger than a common video camera sensors. For dust removing this machine uses a good technology so don’t worry about dust. This machine is provided with contrast detect autofocus with AF-S for single one and AF-C for focusing continuous, and it has an option of Multi area metering. Sony NEX-3 lenses are very fast than SLR lenses , the autofocus mode in this new machine will not be disabled while shooting video but this feature is not present in common cameras.

The latest Sony NEX-3 has Daylight, Auto, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color etc options. This new NEX series cameras have some problem with menu system but the menu is fast and basic controls are good. Sweet panorama is a good and new feature in this camera which gives a good refreshing to the machine and for shooting.

Sony Alpha NEX-3 is provided with 7.2V 1080mAH lithium ion battery with naming NP-FW50, officially tested by CIPA standard and expected to 330 shots per one charge. With all these good qualities Sony NEX-3 is coming this July for the cost of 550 US dollars for 16mm lens and 650 US dollars for 18-55mm. With some negative points and huge good qualities this piece is one of its kind and new to mirrorless camera market, now don’t dream just grab it and enjoy by using its new features.


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