Sony Alpha NEX-3 Specifications

Sony Alpha NEX-3 (with 16mm lens, silver)

Part Number: NEX-3A/S

General

  • Depth
    1.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    14.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    14600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    14200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.4mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)
  • Digital Zoom
    10 x
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto (200-1600)
  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    49
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec
  • Exposure Range
    EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )

Display

  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    folding

Camera Flash

  • Type
    detachable flash
  • Guide Number (m / ISO 100)
    7
  • External Flash Name
    Sony HVL-F7S
  • Red Eye Reduction
    Yes
  • Features
    AF illuminator, flash +/- compensation, wireless off-camera control
  • Flash Modes
    auto mode, fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction, slow synchro

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none

Miscellaneous

  • Color
    silver
  • Color Category
    silver

Lens System

  • Special Functions
    wide angle
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8
  • Min Focal Length
    16 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    9.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Max View Angle
    83 degrees
  • Group Qty
    5
  • Element Qty
    5
  • Filter Size
    49 mm
  • Lens Included
    16mm lens
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    MPEG-4 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps
    MPEG-4 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.3 frames per second, 7 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, digital noise reduction, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), LCD live view mode, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, accessories hot shoe, automatic display brightness adjustment

Connections

  • Connector Type
    1 x USB
    1 x HDMI output
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB
  • Qty
    1

Shutter

  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    30 sec
  • X-sync Speed
    1/160 sec

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony Image Data Converter SR, Sony Image Data Lightbox SR, Sony Picture Motion Browser

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FW50

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    Apple Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later, MS Windows 2000 Professional, MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP SP2
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a NEX
  • Model
    3A
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

CE System

  • Remote Control
    optional

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    mirrorless system
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.3 frames per second, 7 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto (200-1600)
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Zoom
    10 x
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    720p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, Landscape, Neutral, Portrait, Sunset, Vivid
  • HDR Mode
    Auto HDR mode
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Lens Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount
  • Features
    AE lock, AF lock, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, digital noise reduction, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, shadow point display, sharpness control, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), LCD live view mode, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, accessories hot shoe, automatic display brightness adjustment

Lens System Mounting

  • Mounting Type
    Sony E-mount

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    center-weighted, multi-segment, spot
  • Exposure Metering Zones
    49
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±2 EV range, in 1/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Modes
    aperture-priority, automatic, bulb, manual, program, shutter-priority
  • Auto Exposure Bracketing
    3 steps in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Shooting Programs
    handheld twilight, landscape, macro, night portrait, night view, portrait mode, sports mode, sunset

Exposure Range

  • Light Metering Range
    EV 0-20
  • Sensitivity
    ISO 100

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • Auto Focus Points (Zones) Qty
    25

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.6 in
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Weight
    8.43 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    14.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.4mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.4mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    14600000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    14200000 pixels
  • Sensor Dust Reduction
    Yes
  • Sensor Features
    Anti-Dust coating, Dust Reduction (image sensor vibration)

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    folding
  • Diagonal Size
    3 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    7.6 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    contrast control, display brightness control

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    parts and labor
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year

Camera Memory

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2288 x 1280, 2288 x 1520, 3344 x 1872, 3344 x 2224, 4592 x 2576, 4592 x 3056

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-4
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    30 frames per second

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Capacity
    1080 mAh
  • Included
    included

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

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Sony Alpha NEX-3 (with 16mm lens, silver)

Part Number: NEX-3A/S
MSRP: $649.99 Low Price: $349.99 See all prices