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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-F3

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

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
 

differences

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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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent mirrorless cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent mirrorless cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Sensor cleaning Self cleaning sensors Help
              Avoids dust in your photos
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              NEX-3N:$225.00
              NEX-F3:$194.99
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              External flash not needed
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 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

              $299 - $689 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              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 Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $287 body only

              $320 - $420 with 16-50mm 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
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $299 body only

              $549 - $630 with 16-50mm lens

              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 A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $316 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N Competitors

              Advantages

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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