Summary Sony NEX-3N

Prices Price
Body only
$369
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 2
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 28
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
Screen resolution
Help 460k dots
Megapixels
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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Videos

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

Pros

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The Sony NEX-3N vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$368.98
Weight Light Help
269 g
Size Quite small Help
Compact (110×62×35 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
1.4"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Sony NEX-3N vs other recent mirrorless cameras

Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
2200 ms startup delay
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
16.1 MP
Autofocus contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
25
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Longest exposure Short exposures Help
30 seconds
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
460k dots
Viewfinder Can only preview photos on the screen Help
None
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
Announced Old Help
February 2013
External flash No external flash Help
Less expandable
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