• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  •  
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3
  • Ricoh G900
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Predecessor:    
Successor: Sony NEX-3N
NEX-3 vs NEX-3N
 
General
Model Number: NEX-3 G900
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $599.99 $799.95
Street Price:   $785.96
Date Available: 2010-07-15 2019-05-30
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 18.0 oz (511 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
8.7 oz (247 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.6 x 2.5 x 1.3 in.
(117 x 63 x 33 mm)
4.7 x 2.6 x 1.3 in.
(118 x 66 x 33 mm)
Waterproof: No Yes
Waterproof Depth: n/a 65.00 feet (20 meters)
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony  
Effective Megapixels: 14.2 20.2
Sensor Format: APS-C 1/2.3 inch
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm) 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 5.16 microns 1.19 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x n/a
Aspect Ratio: 3:2, 16:9 4:3
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed None
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 68  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.1  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.0  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 830  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4592 x 3056 (14.0 MP, 3:2),
4592 x 2576 (11.8 MP, 16:9),
3344 x 2224 (7.4 MP, 3:2),
3344 x 1872 (6.3 MP, Other),
2288 x 1520 (3.5 MP, Other),
2288 x 1280 (2.9 MP, Other)
5184 x 3888 (20.2 MP, 4:3)
Image File Format: JPEG, .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3)
Continuous-mode frames/second: 2.7 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1280x720 (30)
640x480 (30)
3840x2160 ()
1920x1080 ()
1280x720 ()
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Composite Video Out: No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: n/a n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a n/a
HD Video Out: Yes Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Sony E n/a
Lens: Sony SEL1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Ricoh zoom lens; 11 elements in 9 groups, 5 aspherical elements, protective cover with SP coating
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83mm 28 - 140mm
Focal Length (actual): 18 - 55mm 5 - 25mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x 5.00x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 34 (T) f/3.5 - 4.2 (wide) / f/5.5 - 6.6 (tele)
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:   1 - 30 cm
0.4 - 11.8 in
Filter Thread: 49.0mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 10x Precision digital zoom with prime lens attached Up to 8.1x; Intelligent Zoom up to 40.5x total at VGA
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: 25-area, Center, Flexible Spot; with Face Detection Contrast Detection: 9-point AF, Spot AF, Auto tracking AF; Infinity-landscape, Pan Focus, Manual Focus
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: (Optional FDA-SV1 optical viewfinder available with 16mm FOV)  
Focus Peaking: No No
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots 1,040,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.0x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   6400
Minimum ISO (native):   125
ISO Settings: Auto (200-1600), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 Auto (125-6400, adjustable), 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light (D:Daylight Color, N:Daylight White, W:White Light), Ring Light, Manual
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 4 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes No
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Multi-segment (49 segments), Center-weighted, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes No
Shutter Priority: Yes No
Full Manual Exposure: Yes No
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama HDR, Movie, High Speed Movie, Digital Microscope, Interval Shot, Interval Movie, Surf & Snow, Digital SR, Report, Watermark, Firefighting, Skew Correct, Text, Zoom Macro, Haze removal, Depth of field composition
Self Timer: 2 or 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):   Yes
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: No Yes
Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction Auto, Flash Off, Flash On, Auto + Redeye, On + Redeye
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 7.0 m / 23.0 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Bundled flash has GN of 7m/ISO 100 ISO Auto: Wide:approx. 0.2 - 5.5m / 0.66 - 18 ft., Tele:approx. 0.2 - 3.5m / 0.66 - 11 ft.
Max Flash Sync: 1/160  
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps  
External Flash Connection: Smart Accessory Terminal (flash is detachable) n/a
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes No
Uncompressed Format: .ARW RAW, RAW+JPEG  
Movie File Format: MPEG-4 MP4 (H.264 video with stereo audio)
Included Memory:   6,500.0 MB
Included Memory Type:   Internal
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No Yes
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No No
Remote Control Type:    
Connections (extended): Mini HDMI (Type C) USB3.0 (Type C), Micro (Type D) HDMI
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.77  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.77  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 17  
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):    
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 2.7  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 38  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.44 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.44 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):    
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash):    
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.115 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.0 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 2.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 330 shots 340 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary DB-110
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary DB-110 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: PMB (Picture Motion Browser) 4.3.01 Image Data Converter SR 3.1 Image Data Lightbox SR  
OS Compatibility: Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Available in black, silver or red. Waterproof (65 ft), dustproof, shockproof (6.5 ft), crushproof (220 lbf) and chemical-resistant; includes CALS mode, built-in GPS, electronic compass, barcode scanning function, password protected camera lock, 6.5GB of built-in memory and an electronic level.