Sony NEX-C3 Review

 
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Model Name: Sony Alpha NEX-C3 
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General
Model Number: NEX-C3 
Camera Format: Compact System Camera 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $599.99
Street Price: $559.47
Date Available: 2011-08-01
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Weight: 17.5 oz (497 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? Yes
Size: 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3 in.
(110 x 60 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony 
Total Megapixels: 16.5
Effective Megapixels: 16.2 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.12"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, Other),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, 3:2),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, Other),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, 3:2),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other),
7152 x 1080 (7.7 MP, Other),
4912 x 1080 (5.3 MP, Other),
1920 x 1080 (2.1 MP, 16:9)
Image File Format: JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.2), RAW+JPEG 
Video Capture
Movie Mode: Yes 
Movie Resolution: 1280x720, 640x480
Movie Frame Rate: 30, 30
Movie Audio: Yes 
Movie File Format: MP4 
Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount 
Kit Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) 
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 49mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot (11x17 areas); with Face Detection 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No 
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-SV1 optical viewfinder available with 16mm FOV) 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 921,600 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: Yes 
Max Playback Zoom: 11.8x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800.
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Color Temp./ Filter (2500 9900K with 19-step Magenta/Green compensation) 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/4000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 49-zone Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro,Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight (6 shot layering), 2D/3D Sweep Panorama 
Self Timer: 2, 10; 3 or 5 after 10 sec seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal (flash is detachable) 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: No 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: n/a 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi:  
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: No 
Remote Control Type:  
Other Connection: Mini HDMI (Type C), Mic via Smart Accessory Terminal 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NP-FW50 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 400
Software
Included Software: Software CD-ROM (includes Picture Motion Browser, Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR) 
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7, Mac OS X (v.10.3 +) 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 720p HD Video, Picture Effects, Photo Creativity, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Auto HDR, D-Range Optimizer, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama, Smile Shutter, 5.5fps Full-res Burst Mode. Available in Silver, Black or Pink. 

 


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