• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 16,000
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Detailed specifications
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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 sd Quattro
Alternate Model Number(s):    
Camera Format: Compact System Camera Compact System Camera
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $500.00 $799.99
Street Price: $359.00 $715.89
Date Available: 2013-04-15 2016-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 13.7 oz (389 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
22.0 oz (625 g)
Size: 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 in.
(110 x 62 x 35 mm)
5.8 x 3.7 x 3.6 in.
(147 x 95 x 91 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Sony Exmor APS HD Foveon X3 Quattro
Effective Megapixels: 16.1 19.6
Sensor Format: APS-C APS-C
Sensor size: 366.6mm2 (23.50mm x 15.60mm) 364.25mm2 (23.50mm x 15.50mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.78 microns 4.33 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.5x 1.5x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG Full Color
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed Not needed
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)
5424 x 3616 (19.6 MP, 3:2),
4816 x 3616 (17.4 MP, 4:3),
5424 x 3048 (16.5 MP, 16:9),
3616 x 3616 (13.1 MP, 1:1),
4480 x 3616 (16.2 MP, Other),
5424 x 2328 (12.6 MP, Other),
7680 x 5120 (39.3 MP, 3:2),
6816 x 5120 (34.9 MP, 4:3),
7680 x 4320 (33.2 MP, 16:9),
5120 x 5120 (26.2 MP, 1:1),
7680 x 3296 (25.3 MP, Other),
6352 x 5120 (32.5 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG, MPO, .ARW 2.3 RAW, RAW+JPEG JPEG (EXIF 2.3), Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F RAW, (Uncompressed 12-bit DNG via upcoming firmware update), RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 4.0 n/a
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes No
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (60i or 24p (24/​17Mbps))
1440x1080 (30p/​12Mbps)
640x480 (30p/​3Mbps)
Movie File Format: AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo  
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 Sigma SA bayonet
Lens: Sony SELP1650 PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS; 9 elements in 8 groups, 4 aspheric surfaces n/a
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 24 - 75mm  
Focal Length (actual): 16 - 50mm  
Zoom Ratio: 3.13x  
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - f/22 (W) / f/5.6 - f/36 (T); 7-blade circular aperture  
Integrated ND Filter: No
Normal Focus Range: 25 cm to Infinity
9.8 in to Infinity
 
Macro Focus Range:    
Filter Thread: 40.5mm n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes No
Digital Zoom: Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x; up to 2x Clear Image Digital Zoom  
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: 9 points select mode, Free move mode (It is possible to change the size of Focus Frame to Spot, Regular and Large), Face Detection AF Mode
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD EVF / LCD
Viewfinder Type:   EVF: 2,360K-dot LCD, 100% coverage, 1.10x magnification, 21mm eyepoint, -4 to +2 diopter
Focus Peaking: Yes Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a 2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):   0.73x
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):   1.10x
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No Yes
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 460,800 dots (153,600 px) 1,620,000 dots
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 13.6x  
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 16000 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 200 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 16000 Auto, 100-6400 in 1/3 EV steps; Auto has programmable High/Low limits
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color Temp./Filter, Custom Auto, Auto (Lighting Source Priority), Daylight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Color Temperature, Flash, Custom 1/2/3
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 Evaluative, center-weighted average, spot
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 Color modes: Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Portrait, Landscape, Cinema, Sunset Red, Forest Green, FOV Classic Blue, FOV Classic Yellow, Monochrome
Self Timer: 2, 10, Self-portrait, 3 or 5 shots after 10 seconds 2 or 10 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes No
Flash Modes: Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow sync., Rear-Sync.; Red-eye Reduction On/Off n/a
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 4.0 m / 13.1 ft. n/a
Flash Range Description: Lens dependent n/a
Max Flash Sync: 1/160 1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Hot Shoe, PC Socket
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:   No
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:    
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: .ARW 2.3 RAW, RAW+JPEG Lossless compressed 14-bit X3F RAW, (Uncompressed 12-bit DNG via upcoming firmware update), RAW(X3F)+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVCHD / MP4; Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC, stereo  
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No No
NFC: No
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 3.0 Super Speed
PictBridge Compliant: No No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: No Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional wired (Cable Release Switch CR-3)
Connections (extended): Micro HDMI (Type D) Mini (Type-C) HDMI
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  
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 6  
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   3.6
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   14
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):    
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):    
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.27 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  
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary InfoLithium NP-FW50 Proprietary BP-61
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NP-FW50 Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary BP-61 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
Software
Included Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter 4 SIGMA Photo Pro Download
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP2/7 SP1/8; Mac OS X v10.5 or later. (Software is Windows only.) Windows, Mac OS
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.