Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Specifications

Sony Alpha NEX-C3

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 (with 16mm lens, black)

Part Number: NEXC3A/B Released: August 1, 2011

General

  • Depth
    1.3 in
  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 Megapixel
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Total Pixels
    16500000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16200000 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • 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
    H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Exposure & White Balance

  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto
  • 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, High Key, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color, High contrast monochrome, Landscape, Neutral, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Sunset
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    2500K - 9900K (19 steps), 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
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Lens System

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

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Video Capture
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 9Mbps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
    H.264 - 640 x 480 - 30 fps - 3Mbps

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Additional Features

  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5.5 frames per second
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec, 2 sec
  • Flash Terminal
    hot shoe
  • Features
    3D Sweep Panorama technology, AE lock, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, AF lock, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, Anti-motion Blur Mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, High ISO NR, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), LCD live view mode, NR Slow Shutter, RGB primary color filter

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    HDMI output, USB 2.0
  • 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 10.3 - 10.6, MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    CD-ROM drive, USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony a NEX
  • Model
    C3A
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    digital camera
  • Digital Camera Type
    mirrorless system
  • Continuous Shooting Speed
    2.5 frames per second, 5.5 frames per second
  • Light Sensitivity
    ISO 200-12800, ISO auto
  • ISO (Max)
    12800
  • Digital Zoom
    10 x
  • Digital Video Format
    H.264
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Max Video Resolution
    1280 x 720
  • High Definition Video Support
    720p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Special Effects
    Black & White, High Key, Toy camera, Vivid, partial color, High contrast monochrome, Landscape, Neutral, Pop Color, Portrait, Posterization, Retro, Sunset
  • 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
    3D Sweep Panorama technology, AE lock, Smile Detection Auto Shutter, Smile Detection technology, Sweep Panorama technology, automatic display brightness adjustment, built-in help guide, built-in speaker, camera orientation detection, date/time stamp, digital image rotation, digital noise reduction, AF lock, face detection, highlight point display, histogram display, shadow point display, Anti-motion Blur Mode, Dynamic Range Optimizer, High ISO NR, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), LCD live view mode, NR Slow Shutter, RGB primary color filter

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
    2500K - 9900K (19 steps), cloudy, daylight, flash, fluorescent, incandescent, shade

Auto Focus

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

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    4.3 in
  • Height
    2.4 in
  • Weight
    7.94 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Sensor Resolution
    16.2 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor APS HD CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    15.6 x 23.5mm
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    15.6 x 23.5 mm
  • Field of View Crop Factor
    1.5
  • Total Pixels
    16500000 pixels
  • Effective Sensor Resolution
    16200000 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)
    7.5 cm
  • Display Format
    921,600 pixels
  • Features
    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 PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Print Standard
    DPOF support, Exif Print support, PRINT Image Matching

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2448 x 1624, 3568 x 2368, 4912 x 2760, 4912 x 3264
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG, RAW

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    H.264
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 640 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    30 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    3Mbps, 6Mbps, 9Mbps

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-C3 (with 16mm lens, black)

Part Number: NEXC3A/B Released: Aug 1, 2011
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