Sony NEX-F3 Review

 
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Basic Specifications
Full model name: Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Resolution: 16.10 Megapixels
Sensor size: APS-C
(23.5mm x 15.6mm)
Kit Lens: 3.06x zoom
18-55mm
(27-83mm eq.)
Viewfinder: OLED
Native ISO: 0 - 0
Extended ISO: 200 - 16,000
Shutter: 30 - 1/4000
Max Aperture: 3.5
Dimensions: 4.6 x 2.6 x 1.6 in.
(117 x 67 x 41 mm)
Weight: 18.6 oz (526 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
MSRP: $600
Availability: 06/2012
Manufacturer: Sony
Full specs: Sony NEX-F3 specifications

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16.10
Megapixels
Sony E APS-C
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NEX-F3 Summary

Sony's entry-level NEX-series camera has gotten a little bigger and heavier, but that's allowed for some pretty worthwhile upgrades. The LCD panel now helps when shooting self-portraits, and there's a built-in popup flash, too. Add great image quality and an affordable pricetag, and there's much to appeal to entry-level shooters.

Pros

Great image quality; Above-average battery life for a mirrorless camera; Makes light work of shooting self-portraits; Very versatile video mode for a camera of this class.

Cons

Built-in flash is weak and uneven; Grip feels cramped due to low shutter button position; Bundled kit lens turns in a mediocre performance, and body isn't sold without the lens.

Price and availability

The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 digital camera went on sale in the US market from mid-June 2012. Pricing is set at around US$600, with an SEL1855 18-55mm zoom lens included in the product bundle. Body colors include silver, black, and white.

Imaging Resource rating

4.5 out of 5.0

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