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Sony NEX-3N review

Ben Pitt
24 Oct 2013
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
320
inc VAT

Light on features, but superb image quality and an aggressively low price - a great deal

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Specifications

23.5x15.6mm 16.0-megapixel sensor, 3.1x zoom (24-75mm equivalent), 390g

Basic Specifications

Rating*****
CCD effective megapixels16.0 megapixels
CCD size23.5x15.6mm
Viewfindernone
Viewfinder magnification, coverageN/A
LCD screen size3.0in
LCD screen resolution460,800 pixels
Articulated screenYes
Live viewYes
Optical zoom3.1x
Zoom 35mm equivalent24-75mm
Image stabilisationoptical, in kit lens
Maximum image resolution4,912x3,264
File formatsJPEG, RAW; AVCHD, MP4 (AVC)

Physical

Memory slotSDXC, Memory Stick Pro HG Duo
Mermory suppliednone
Battery typeLi-ion
Battery Life (tested)480 shots
ConnectivityUSB, micro HDMI
Body materialplastic
Lens mountSony E mount
Focal length multiplier1.5x
Kit lens model nameSEL-P1650
AccessoriesUSB cable
Weight390g
Size62x111x71mm

Buying Information

Warrantyone year RTB
Price£320
Supplierhttp://www.amazon.co.uk
Detailswww.sony.co.uk

Camera Controls

Exposure modesprogram, shutter priority, aperture priority, manual
Shutter speed30 to 1/4,000 seconds
Aperture rangef/2.5-22 (wide), f/5.6-36 (tele)
ISO range (at full resolution)200 to 16,000
Exposure compensation+/-3 EV
White balanceauto, 9 presets with fine tuning, manual, Kelvin
Additional image controlscontrast, saturation, sharpness, noise reduction, dynamic range optimisation, lens compensation (peripheral shading, chromatic aberration, distortion), AF micro adjust
Manual focusYes
Closest macro focus25cm
Auto-focus modesmulti, centre, flexible spot, face detect
Metering modesmulti, centre-weighted, centre, face detect
Flashauto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, rear curtain, red-eye reduction
Drive modessingle, continuous, self-timer, AE bracket, HDR, panorama