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Sony NEX-F3 review

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  • Sony NEX-F3
  • Sony NEX-F3
  • Sony NEX-F3
  • Sony NEX-F3

Verdict:

An outstanding camera with welcome improvements over the NEX-C3, but check the latest prices on other NEX cameras before buying

Review Date: 20 Aug 2012

Price when reviewed: £439

Buy it now for: £270
(see more store prices)

Supplier: http://www.jessops.com

Reviewed By: Ben Pitt

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

User Rating 4 stars out of 5

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Basic Specifications

Part Code NEXF3KB.CE
Review Date 20 Aug 2012
Rating **** stars out of 5
CCD effective megapixels 16.0 megapixels
CCD size 23.5x15.6mm
Viewfinder optional electronic
Viewfinder magnification, coverage N/A
LCD screen size 3.0in
LCD screen resolution 921,600 pixels
Articulated screen Yes
Live view Yes
Optical zoom 3.0x
Zoom 35mm equivalent 27-82.5mm
Image stabilisation optical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution 4,912x3,264
File formats JPEG, RAW; AVCHD, MPEG-4

Camera Controls

Exposure modes program, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture range f/3.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-32 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution) 200 to 16,000
Exposure compensation +/-3 EV
White balance auto, 9 presets with fine tuning, manual, Kelvin
Additional image controls contrast, saturation, sharpness, dynamic range optimisation, soft skin effect
Manual focus Yes
Closest macro focus 25cm
Auto-focus modes multi, centre, flexible spot, face detect, tracking
Metering modes multi, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flash auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modes single, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, HDR, panorama, 3D panorama, smile detect

Physical

Memory slot SDXC and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Mermory supplied none
Battery type Li-ion
Battery Life (tested) 470 shots
Connectivity USB, mini HDMI
Body material plastic
Lens mount Sony E mount
Focal length multiplier 1.5x
Kit lens model name Sony SEL-1855
Accessories USB cable
Weight 414g
Size 67x118x104mm

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £439
Supplier http://www.jessops.com
Details www.sony.co.uk
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