Sony Alpha NEX-3 Specifications

General

  • Packaged Quantity
    1
  • Width
    4.6 in
  • Depth
    1.3 in
  • Weight
    8.43 oz
  • Height
    2.5 in
  • Enclosure Color
    red
  • 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
  • AV Interfaces
    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 )

Carrying Case

  • Type
    none
  • Included Accessories
    USB cable, battery charger, body cap, dust cap, flash carrying case, lens cap, shoulder strap

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

Camera

  • Lens Mounting
    Sony E-mount

Display

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

Lens System

  • Type
    Wide-angle lens - 16 mm - f/2.8 - wide angle
  • Lens Aperture
    f/2.8
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    24 m
  • Lens Construction
    5 groups / 5 elements
  • Min Focus Range
    9.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Max View Angle
    83 degrees
  • Filter Size
    49 mm
  • Features
    aspherical lens

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, 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

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support
    1 year warranty

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
    720p HD movie recording, accessories hot shoe, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, date/time stamp, digital noise reduction, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, saturation control, AE lock, shadow point display, sharpness control, AF lock, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent Scene Recognition (iSCN), LCD live view mode, RGB primary color filter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick Duo card, SD card

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FW50
  • Details
    1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1080 mAh ( included )

Software

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

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

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

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

Part Number: NEX-3A/R
MSRP: $549.99 Low Price: $538.75 See all prices