Sony NEX-C3 specs

Audley Jarvis

By Audley Jarvis


Key Features

  • 16.2-megapixels
  • ISO 200-12,800
  • Fully manual controls
  • 11 digital filter effects
  • 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30fps
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • Review Price: £430.00
Quick Glance
Optical Zoom N/A
Megapixels 16.2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions Width 109.6
Length 33
Depth 60
Weight (body only) 225
Optical Zoom N/A
Megapixels 16.2
Image Sensor Emor R CMOS
Optical focal length N/A
Viewfinder No
Shutter speed 30sec - 1/4000sec
Auto focus 25-point contrast detect
Manual focus Yes
Video (max res/format) 1280 x 720
Max output resolution 4912 X 3264
Other resolutions 3568 X 2368 (8.4M), 2448 X 1624 (4M)
Focus range N/A
Exposure control PASM , Intelligent Auto, 8 Scene, Picture Effect, Anti Motion Blur, 3D, Sweep Panorama,
Exposure metering 49-segment
Exposure compensation +/-2EV with 1/3EVsteps
Image Stabilisation No, lens based
ISO settings ISO 200 - 12,800
LCD Monitor 3 in, 921k-dot
Flash range GN7 @ ISO 100,
Flash modes Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync
White balance modes Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash
Drive modes Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous
Image formats JPEG, Raw
Picture adjustments No
Movie length N/A
Self timer 2sec, 10sec
Memory card slot SD, SDHC
Supplied memory Yes
Batteries supplied Yes, Li-ion
Charger supplied Yes
A/V output Yes
Charging/Computer Connection Yes
AV Out Yes
Manual Yes


September 14, 2011, 6:34 am

Re: "Quite what Nikon and Canon will come up with when they finally decide to enter the mirrorless market is anyone's guess."

Nikon is announcing its CX mount mirrorless system (2.7x crop, 12.8 x 9.6mm sensor) in a manner of days.

What sony really needs with the NEX are smaller lenses, though (see Samsung NX 20-50/3.5-5.6 and the new Panasonic 14-42/3.5-5.6 X lenses) and more fast compact primes. Many more.


September 14, 2011, 1:53 pm

You would classify the 16mm as a "handy portrait lens"? Really?!


September 14, 2011, 5:03 pm

Hi Metalex. Yes, on reflection that was a bit of a misleading statement from me, so thanks for pointing it out. Personally I quite like shooting portraits with wideangle lenses (my Chaplin impersonator portrait in the sample images gallery was taken with the 16mm) although I'm happy to concede that not everyone does. I also appreciate that traditionalists would define the ideal 'portrait lens' as something closer to the 80mm mark (in 35mm terms) than the 24mm offered here. A 16mm f/2.8 lens like this is, of course, much more commonly associated with street photography and low-light reportage. Hope that clears things up.


September 14, 2011, 5:34 pm

Hi Voldenuit. I've seen the 2.7x crop factor mentioned on various Nikon rumour sites too and while they could well be correct, let's just wait and see shall we...

Agree totally with regards to the need for smaller lenses. The 16mm f/2.8 feels just right on the NEX-C3 (in the same way that the 20mm pancake lens feels just right on the Lumix GF3), whereas the 18-55mm makes the overall package a little lens-heavy. And yes, more fast primes please too.

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