Summary Sony NEX-3N

Prices Price
Body only
With 16-50mm lens
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Help 16.1 MP
Movie format
Help 1080p @ 60fps
Screen size
Help 3"
Light sensitivity
Help 16,000 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Sony Alpha NEX-3NSony Alpha NEX-3N


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Sony Nex-3n - Shooting Modes, Menus, and Camera Setup Explained
  • Sample video
  • Zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Manual focus
Sony NEX-3N Sample Video
  • Tutorial
  • Exposure bracketing
  • White balance
  • Shooting video


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The Sony NEX-3N vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Size Quite small Help
Compact (110×62×35 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
Weight Light Help
269 g


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The Sony NEX-3N vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
Not supported
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Lens availability Slightly fewer lenses available Help
62 lenses
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
16,000 ISO
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.1 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
Announced Old Help
February 2013
Popularity Not so popular Help
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drumleyproductions (2:46 AM, January 17, 2014)
The NEX-3N does NOT have 3D capability. It has neither 3D Sweep Panorama or 3D photo ability! Please correct!
J (7:08 PM, January 04, 2014)
a store technician told me this camera does have video continuous autofocus, and i cant seem to find another source that says this camere doesnt have it and the nex-5r does...
so where did you get that information snapsort?
i'm considering buying a nex-3n but as it will mainly be used for video the lack of continuous AF would be a major setback....
Avatar for skunstmann skunstmann (1:26 PM, September 03, 2013)
let me tell you, I own a sony nex 3n and when shooting video in 24p
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:08 PM, May 17, 2013)
Thanks for pointing that out, we will have that fixed up soon
TaS (5:27 AM, May 17, 2013)
get your facts right snapsort...NEX 3n does not have a viewfinder nor 2 storage slots and also it does have 24p video