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Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
272 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
480 shots
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-F3

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
314 ms shutter lag
 
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-3N

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Shutter lag Less shutter lag 272 ms vs 314 ms
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More than 10% less delay when taking photos
Size Smaller 110x62x35 mm vs 117x67x42 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.5 EV vs 12.3 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 480 shots vs 470 shots
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Almost the same
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 1.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 269 g vs 314 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-F3

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Startup delay Less startup delay 1500 ms vs 2200 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
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        similarities

        Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Battery life Great battery life Help
        NEX-3N:480 shots
        NEX-F3:470 shots
        Supports 24p 24p support Help
        For that film look
        Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
        Great for movies
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
        Avoids dust in your photos
        Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
        External flash not needed
        Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
        1/4000 of a second
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        30 seconds
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Focus points Few focus points Help
        25
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
        Risk of blur

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        competitors

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        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 with 16-50mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony NEX-5N

        Sony NEX-5N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $598 body only

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $348 body only

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Sensor cleaning Lacks a self cleaning sensor
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony NEX C3

        Sony NEX C3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $766 - $921 with 18-55mm lens

        Image stabilization Has image stabilization
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Sony Alpha NEX-3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $322 body only

        $315 with 18-55mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N Competitors

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        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Alpha NEX-3N.

        Sony NEX-F3 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony NEX-F3.

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        James B (3:03 PM, April 22, 2013)
        This is ALL WRONG. The NEX-3N has NO viewfinder, and the Sony NEX-f3 lens also has image stabilization... so the 2 big things that you are claiming make it better than the NEX-f3 are false. The NEX-F3 should rate much higher than the 3N, the 3N was put out to entice the point and shoot crown, The f3 is a much much more capable camera, the only upside to the 3n is the new lens, it has slightly better IQ, but most people will buy other lenses or use MF lenses with adapters (which the F3 does much better) anyway, so its a moot point really