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

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Advantages

Sony NEX-3N over Sony NEX-5T

  • Longer battery life
    480 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Sony NEX-5T over Sony NEX-3N

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS M

Sony NEX-3N
Canon EOS M
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony NEX-5T
Canon EOS M
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Lens selection
  • $340
  • APS-C
  • 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 NEX-5T
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $427
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Sony A5000

Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5000
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Wi-Fi
  • More pixels
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5000
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Sony A5100

Sony NEX-3N
Sony A5100
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
Sony NEX-5T
Sony A5100
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher-res screen
  • $444
  • APS-C
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels

Compared to Panasonic GF7

Sony NEX-3N
Panasonic GF7
  • $341
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Sony NEX-5T
Panasonic GF7
  • $308
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $531
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Newer
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