• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Advantages

Sony NEX-3N over Sony A6000

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.78 vs 3.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    480 vs 360 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner

Sony A6000 over Sony NEX-3N

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher-res screen
    307k vs 154k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Less shutter lag
    ~ <0.2 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Faster RAW shooting
    2.1 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in single-shot mode
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    2.0 fps vs 1.3 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality for an entry-level mirrorless; User interface ideal for consumers stepping up from point-and-shoots; Speedy and accurate autofocusing; Zoom lever on body; Tremendous value.

  • Lack of hot shoe or accessory port limits more advanced shooting; No electronic viewfinder; Performance lags behind previous model, especially on burst shooting speed.

  • Amazing image quality for the price; Blazing-fast hybrid autofocus; Swift burst shooting with generous buffer depths; Good battery life with LCD monitor; More compact than a DSLR; In-camera Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Continuous autofocus can't match its burst rate; High-ISO JPEGs can look overprocessed; Sluggish startup performance; No touch-screen display; Wi-Fi can be a bit frustrating to use

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-7
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Newer
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-7
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $532
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • External Mic Jack

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Sony NEX-3N
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
Sony A6000
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5T
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A6000
Sony NEX-5T
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5000
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Sony A6000
Sony A5000
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $444
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5100
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony A6000
Sony A5100
  • $543
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
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