• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony NEX-3N advantages over Fujifilm X-T1

  • Less expensive
    $500* vs $1700
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    34 mm vs 46 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    389g vs 771g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens

Fujifilm X-T1 advantages over Sony NEX-3N

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~1.40 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher-res screen
    346k 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.14 vs 0.27 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.3 fps vs 4.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 6 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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.

  • Excellent image quality; Solid, weather-sealed body; Retro design that actually makes sense in a digital camera; Very low viewfinder lag for single-servo shooting; Fast burst shooting with great buffer depths; In-camera Wi-Fi connectivity

  • Exposure compensation dial is easily bumped; Four-way controller buttons are hard to press; Significant viewfinder lag for burst shooting; No raw files above ISO 6,400; Default settings strongly limit JPEG dynamic range

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5R
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony NEX-5R
  • $1700
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic Jack
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NX1100

Sony NEX-3N
Samsung NX1100
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX1100
  • $1700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung Galaxy NX

Sony NEX-3N
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung Galaxy NX
  • $1700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Sony NEX-5T

Sony NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5T
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Internal flash
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X-T1
Sony NEX-5T
  • $1700
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • External Mic Jack
  • $398
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Samsung NX30

Sony NEX-3N
Samsung NX30
  • $500
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Fujifilm X-T1
Samsung NX30
  • $1700
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $825
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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