• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Detailed specifications
  • Sony Alpha NEX-3N
  • Nikon Z50
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Predecessor: Sony NEX-3
NEX-3 vs NEX-3N
 
Successor: Sony A5000
NEX-3N vs A5000
 
General
Model Number: NEX-3N Z50
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $500.00 $999.95
Street Price: $399.00 $856.95
Date Available: 2013-04-15 2019-11-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.7 oz (389 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
18.8 oz (533 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 62 x 35 mm)
5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.
(127 x 94 x 60 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD  
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 20.9
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 368.95mm2 (23.50mm x 15.70mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.78 microns 4.22 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
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 Yes
DxO Sensor Score: 74  
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 22.8  
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 12.5  
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 1,067  
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4912 x 3264 (16.0 MP, 3:2),
4912 x 2760 (13.6 MP, 16:9),
3568 x 2368 (8.4 MP, Other),
3568 x 2000 (7.1 MP, 16:9),
2448 x 1624 (4.0 MP, Other),
2448 x 1376 (3.4 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2),
4176 x 2784 (11.6 MP, 3:2),
2784 x 1856 (5.2 MP, 3:2),
5568 x 3128 (17.4 MP, 16:9),
4176 x 2344 (9.8 MP, 16:9),
2784 x 1560 (4.3 MP, 16:9),
3712 x 3712 (13.8 MP, 1:1),
2784 x 2784 (7.8 MP, 1:1),
1856 x 1856 (3.4 MP, 1:1)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, .ARW 2.3 RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.31), .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit; RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 11.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/​17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p)
1920x1080 (120p/​100p/​60p/​50p/​30p/​25p/​24p)
Movie File Format: AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC)
Composite Video Out: No 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 Nikon Z
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces Nikon Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm 24 - 75mm
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm 16 - 50mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x 3.10x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture f/3.5 (wide) / f/6.3 (tele) - f/16
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
20 cm to Infinity
7.9 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm 46.0mm
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes No
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: Contrast Detect: Multi Point (25 points), Center, Flexible Spot, with Face Detection Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.68x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.02x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.2
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px)
Touchscreen: No Yes
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: Yes
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 51200
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto (2 types), Cloudy, Shade, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Kelvin Color Temperature (2,500K-10,000K), Preset manual; Fine tuning available.
Shutter Speed Range: 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 1200-zone Multi Segment, Center-weighted, Spot Matrix metering; Center-weighted (weight of approximately 75% given to 8mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame; Spot: meters circle with diameter of about 3.5mm (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point; Highlight-weighted
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur; Picture Effects: Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature; Sweep Panorama Custom: U1, U2; Scene Modes: Autumn Colors, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk / Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party / Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset; Special Effects: Night Vision, Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, Low Key
Self Timer: 2, 10, Self-portrait, 3 or 5 shots after 10 seconds 2/5/10/20s; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear-Sync.; Red-eye Reduction On/Off Fill flash, Red-eye reduction, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Rear-curtain sync, Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Flash off; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. 7.0 m / 23.0 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent GN=7m/22ft at ISO 100; range depends on lens aperture
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/200
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps -3 to +1 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   UHS-I
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW 2.3 RAW, RAW+JPEG .NEF (RAW), 12 or 14 bit; RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC)
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No Yes
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No Yes
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: No Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Wi-Fi/Bluetooth
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported)
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 0.79  
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 0.90  
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): Unlimited  
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): 4.0 11.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   11.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):    
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   11.0
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.27 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):    
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.108 seconds  
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.39 seconds  
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.022 seconds  
Shutter Lag (notes): Full Autofocus lag, Multi-area AF mode = 0.270s  
Startup Time: 2.2 seconds  
Play -> Record Time: 1.0 seconds  
Flash cycle time, full power: 1.8 seconds  
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 480 shots 320 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):   280 shots
Battery Life, Video:   75 minutes
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary EN-EL25
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary EN-EL25 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: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7 SP1/8; Mac OS X v10.5 or later. (Software is Windows only.)  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: World's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with APS-C sensor, 3" 460K-dot tilting LCD, Full HD 1080i60 video. Available in black or white.