The D-Range Optimizer boosts shadow detail and resolution levels are very good...
...as this 100% crop from the above image shows
The larger APS-C sensor can also generate a much shallower depth of field than compact cameras
There's a handy Macro mode tucked away in the Scene mode menu that works well
Used at its maximum f/2.8 aperture, the 16mm lens can be used for creative portraiture
This image shows that, even at ISO 12,800, the NEX-C3 can produce usable results
Used on the 'Standard' setting the NEX-C3 delivers lifelike colour...
...but can also deliver plenty of punch when needed
We're big fans of the seamless Sweep Panorama mode, although it's a shame there's no high resolution option