Sony NEX-F3 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3N

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Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-F3

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
272 ms shutter lag
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

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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
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
12.5 EV vs 12.3 EV
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Almost the same
Size
Smaller
110×62×35 mm vs 117×67×42 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 1.7"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
269 g vs 314 g
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More than 10% lighter
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$289.00 vs $449.79
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The best price we've seen is $161 cheaper (around 40% less)
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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
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              NEX-3N480 shots
              NEX-F3470 shots
              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
              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
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Focus points Few focus points Help
              25
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              NEX-3N16.1 MP
              NEX-F316 MP
              Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
              slower focusing
              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

              $274 body only

              $440 - $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

              $605 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

              $400 body only

              $345 with 16mm 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

              $360 body only

              $350 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 C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $212 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 A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 body only

              $640 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 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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