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Sony Nex-3k Digital Camera 14.2mp W/18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Interchangeable Lens| Black

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Sony NEX-3K Digital Camera 14.2MP w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Interchangeable Lens| Black

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  • 14.2 MP APS (1.5x) Exmor CMOS Sensor, Extremely Compact HD Imaging System
  • Interchangeable 18-55mm E-Series Lens
  • 720p HD / MP4 w/ MPEG-4 AAC-LC Audio. Up to ISO 12800 / Up to 7 fps
  • In-Camera 226° Sweep Panoramas
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC Cards (Not Included)
  • Tiltable 3.0\" LCD; Accepts A-mount lenses via LA-EA1 adapter

Product Description The performance of a DSLR without the size and weight. The NEX-3 stands apart as the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera.3 Experience gorgeous HD movies,1 astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3\" LCD4. From the Manufacturer Sony has engineered an impressively small camera that takes incredibly good photographs. In fact, the a NEX-3 camera has all quality of a DSLR in about half the size and weight. Pulling off this minor miracle took some clever innovations in glass, silicon and software code. Sony Alpha NEX-3 Overview and Highlights Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures In technical terms, the APS-C image sensor is approximately 13 times the size of the typical sensor. In human terms, you'll be taking photographs, not snapshots. The bigger sensor means softer backgrounds, for more attractive portraits. You'll see better into the dark after sunset, and all your pictures will benefit from 14.2-megapixel resolution. The NEX-5 and NEX-3 are equipped with a powerful new 14.2-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, specially tuned to deliver uncompromising still-photo and movie image quality. Equal in surface area and performance to the large, APS-C image sensors used in Sony's acclaimed a system digital SLR cameras, it offers exceptionally rich tonal gradation and true-to-life color. Proprietary Sony processing technologies are also incorporated directly into the sensor, assuring clean, low-noise signal output and ultra high-speed data transfer. World's Smallest and Lightest The NEX-3 delivers the quality of a DSLR in a camera that's ready to go wherever you go. In fact, this is the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera (as of April 2010). It's roughly half the size and weight of Sony's smallest, lightest DSLR, the a230. Equipped with an image sensor that's 13 times the size of the typical compact camera's sensor, a NEX cameras turn snapshots into photographs. The bigger sensor means images with softer background that make your subject stand out and stunning low-light shots. Expect More from a Camera Sony has always recognized that a digital camera could take pictures in ways that film cameras never dreamed of. That's why we've created new capabilities to take your photography further than ever. These include Sweep Panorama, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes. Thanks to their powerful Exmor CMOS image sensor and BIONZ image processing engine, both these cameras can offer high-speed continuous shooting at up to 7 fps (approx.) in Speed Priority Continuous mode, and at up to 2.3 fps (approx.) in Continuous Advance mode. In addition, their 10-second self-timer also has a 3-shot continuous shooting setting. Hand-held Twilight Mode takes six shots at high speed when the shutter is pressed, and then aligns and merges them into a single image, significantly reducing the graininess and noise that can degrade image quality when shooting in extremely low light. Combined with the outstanding low-noise performance of the Exmor CMOS image sensor, it lets you take exceptionally clear, beautiful, nighttime photos without using a tripod or flash. Like Hand-held Twilight mode, Anti Motion Blur mode uses exclusive Sony image analysis and alignment technologies to combine six shots into a single image. Ideal for low-light and telephoto shooting, it makes it easy to get clear images that capture the mood and atmosphere of the moment. HD Movie Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. The NEX-3 gives you a choice of 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p. One-touch recording means there's no need to fumble with menu settings when you want to shoot a movie--recording can be started or stopped simply by pressing the dedicated MOVIE button. When you're shooting movies in AF mode with an E-mount lens, the camera smoothly adjusts focus and exposure in response to changes in the scene, and you can use the control wheel to instantly adjust exposure compensation on the fly. If desired, you can also preselect white balance and Creative Style settings before movie recording begins. Although many recent video cameras incorporate high-power zoom lenses, none can match the framing flexibility and creative freedom of interchangeable lenses. With the NEX-5 and NEX-3, you get a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses for wide-angle, standard zoom, and high-power zoom shooting, optional ultra wide-angle and fisheye converters, and--via a simple mount adaptor--the full range and world-class optics of the a digital SLR lens lineup. Sophistication Made Simple Some cameras bristle with knobs, buttons and dials. The NEX-3 replaces them with a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and a pair of Soft Keys. These give you easy access to the full power of digital photography. To make learning even easier, Sony includes an On-Screen Help Guide and On-Screen Tips. iAuto mode automatically applies exposure values and Scene Selection modes that are optimized to suit each scene. What's more, they combine this full-auto convenience with a Background Defocus Control function that lets you enjoy one of the biggest creative advantages of interchangeable lens photography--the ability to defocus the background to make your main subject stand out from the scene. Just press and rotate the control wheel to set the level of background defocusing you want--it's easy and intuitive because you can confirm the level of defocusing on the LCD monitor in real-time. In addition to basic Help Guide information, these cameras are also equipped with built-in shooting tips. The tips provide information relevant to the current shooting situation or mode selection, and are designed with both beginners and more advanced users in mind. Two types of tip are offered: 1) tips about particular types of subject and scene, and 2) tips on general photographic technique. Since the entire library of shooting tips can also be accessed via the Camera menu and viewed as a single guidebook, it's like having a complete photography tutorial built right into your camera. The main menu features six clearly labeled icons that can be selected simply by rotating and pressing the control wheel. Inside, standard scrolling menus provide quick access to settings for shooting and playback functions, as well as a host of other user preferences and camera settings. The wide-screen format of the LCD monitor also contributes to enhanced menu legibility, so text and icons are always easy to see and select. The Creativity of Changing Lenses The beauty of SLR photography is the ability to change lenses to match your shooting situation. Now Sony brings that beauty to a compact camera. The NEX-3 gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.

Buy Now : Sony NEX-3K Digital Camera 14.2MP w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Interchangeable Lens| Black

Brand : Sony
Category : Electronics,Camera & Photo,Digital Cameras,Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
Rating : 3.7
Review Count : 65
Auto Focus Technology : Selective single-point, Multi-area, Single, Continuous, Live View, Contrast Detection
Photo Sensor Size : APS-C
Photo Sensor Technology : CMOS
Effective Still Resolution : 14.2 MP
Camera Flash : F3.5–F5.6
Video Capture Resolution : 720p
Video Standard : MPEG-4
Model Name : Sony Alpha NEX-3
Model Number : NEX3K/B
Best Sellers Rank : #517,736 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #3,534 in Digital Point & Shoot Cameras
Color : Black
Included Components : Flash and flash case NP-FW50 rechargeable battery AC-UB10 AC adaptor Shoulder strap Body cap Micro USB cable CD-ROM
Expanded ISO Maximum : 12800
Lens Type : Zoom
Optical Zoom : 3 x
Compatible Mountings : Sony FE, Sony E (NEX)
Screen Size : 3 Inches
Batteries Required? : Yes
Number of Batteries : 1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)
Are Batteries Included : Yes
Rechargeable Battery Included : No
Battery Cell Composition : Lithium Ion
Battery Weight : 40 Grams
Target Gender : Unisex
Connectivity Technology : USB, HDMI
Continuous Shooting Speed : 2.5
Special Feature : Lightweight
Skill Level : Professional
Form Factor : Mirrorless
Hardware Interface : Memory Stick PRO Duo, SDHC
Display Resolution Maximum : 920,000
White balance settings : Auto, Flash use
JPEG quality level : Fine
Video Capture Format : MPEG-4, AVCHD, AVC
Display Fixture Type : Tilting
Item Dimensions LxWxH : 4.61 x 1.3 x 2.44 inches
Item Weight : 0.52 Pounds
Focus Type : automatic with manual
Maximum Focal Length : 55 Millimeters
Expanded ISO Minimum : 200
Metering Description : Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Shooting Modes : Scene
Battery Description : Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Wireless Communication Technology : EyeFi
Flash Memory Type : SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Water Resistance Level : Not Water Resistant
Max Shutter Speed : 1/4000 seconds
Min Shutter Speed : 30 seconds
Processor Description : Bionz
Autofocus Points : 25
Aperture Modes : F3.5–F5.6
Flash Sync Speed : 1/160_sec
Photo Filter Thread Size : 49 Millimeters

Sony NEX-3K Digital Camera 14.2MP w/18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Interchangeable Lens| Black

  • I have been waiting a lifetime for this camera and it was worth the wait! It provides excellent quality shots in the smallest possible sized body. I am a point-and-shoot user who has been disappointed with the photo quality that comes from even expensive point-and-shoot cameras but who has never bought a DSLR because I knew I would never want to lug one around. If this describes you, then this is your perfect camera. Or, if you own a DSLR and use 5% or less of the features on your camera, this is also the camera for you. On the other hand, if you\'re a skilled DSLR user, skip this camera because you\'ll be frustrated the compromises that make this camera a smart choice for the average consumer.Why is this camera \"perfect\" if you\'re a typical or even advanced point-and-shoot user?COMPARED WITH POINT-AND-SHOOTS, you\'ll immediately see the following improvements:- Low light/indoor shots are dramatically better- Quicker shutter response time- Ability to do continuous shooting at 7 frames per second and other DSLR-like features- Great HD videoCOMPARED WITH DSLRs, you get:- A much smaller camera than a DSLR that you can actually carry around on a regular basis- As good or better HD video because of the advanced auto-focus technology in the Sony Alpha Nex which does a better job of continuous auto-focus than the average DSLR- Photo quality that is comparable to a DSLR for the average user (again, if you\'re an advanced DSLR user, skip this camera)- An easier-to-use camera that was designed to make the most important features very accessible with the advanced features tucked away in the menus. The advanced features are there if you need them but if you\'re more likely to set the camera on the auto setting, you won\'t need the advanced stuff much and will appreciate how straight-forward the camera is to use.COMPARED WITH OTHER WANNABE PERFECT CAMERAS, you\'ll be glad you waited for the Sony Alpha Nex because it\'s:- Smaller in size than the other options- Has better photo performance due to the larger APS-C sensor (12X the size of a typical point-and-shoot and also significantly larger than the competitive Micro Four Thirds sensor)- Has better video performance- Is similar or cheaper in priceOther wannabe \"perfect cameras\" I\'ve considered and almost purchased have all been \"Micro Four-Thirds\" cameras, which owned this category of cameras before the arrival of the Sony Alpha Nex.Panasonic Lumix GF1:  Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 12.1MP Micro Four-Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-45mm Lens Olympus PEN E-PL1:  Olympus PEN E-PL1 12.3MP Live MOS Micro Four Thirds Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens (Black) And I am glad I waited. The Sony Alpha Nex has better photo and video performance than both, a smaller form factor than both and is cheaper than the Panasonic (though slightly more expensive than the Olympus which cut its price when the Sony was announced).As for the Nex-3 vs Nex-5, if you care about the dollars involved in the price difference, then you should get the Nex-3. Three key differences are not really worth the added cost if you\'re looking to maximize value: (1) the typical user will not see a noticeable difference between the higher 1080i video resolution in the Nex-5 vs the 720p resolution in the Nex-3 (and I have a hard time believing that home movies can even benefit from the higher resolution). (2) The Nex-5 has a metal body vs plastic for the Nex-3 which is an aesthetic nice-to-have but not a need-to-have. (3) The Nex-5 is marginally smaller in two of the three dimensions (0.2 inch and 0.1 inch). Because of the overall size of the camera with its lens, shaving a little off of the height and width just won\'t make a practical difference. Spend your savings on stuff that will actually impact how you use the camera like a spare battery or a larger memory card.Other things to note:- The flash is small and detachable, and it\'s different than almost any other camera you\'re considering. PRO: you don\'t need it often because of the great low-light performance and you get a more compact camera as a result. CON: there\'s a part you can lose or forget to bring with you if you really need it.- If you\'re looking to own multiple lenses, there aren\'t many available lenses directly compatible with the camera and they\'re expensive compared to competing lines. But for the advanced point-and-shoot user, you don\'t need multiple lenses; just the 18-55mm or if you splurge, the 18-200mm when it comes out (expected fall 2010). But if you have the 18-200mm, the even larger lens starts to erode the benefit of the small body.- While this is very compact compared to a DSLR, it\'s not really going to fit in a pocket (though it will fit into a purse). The lens still juts out like on a DSLR so it won\'t be portable like an ultra-compact point-and-shoot. But for high quality shots, there isn\'t a smaller camera than this one.
  • This is the Mustang of digital cameras. Tons of horsepower, no sophistication. This is about as much bang-for-buck picture quality you can get in a reasonably small package. What I\'m talking about is ISO performance. It\'s all good all the way up to ISO 3200, and ISO 6400 is surviveable, especially if you shoot RAW. That\'s about 1.5-2 stops better than a micro 4/3rds. The 18-55 kit lens is decently sharp. Too bad you can\'t get too close to do macro shots (you\'ll have to get a close-up filter kit, which is another inconvenience). I can\'t comment on the 16mm prime, since I don\'t have it. For [...] shipped with kit zoom lens, that\'s quite a deal.The autofocus is pretty fast, though sometimes it has to hunt a little, especially in the dark. In most cases it\'s about as fast as my brother\'s Panasonic GF1, which is commendable.As you probably already know, the flash comes as a hotshoe add-on (included with purchase). It screws on to lock. It\'s pretty well diffused but quite weak in range. The operation is pretty simple: flip up to activate flash, flip down to deactivate.The panoramic mode is very well done. It is smooth and intuitive, and the results usually come out great.Operation is pretty fast, though is you set it to auto review after ever shot (which everyone does) and then try to zoom in during the review, it will lag for a second or two.The 720p movies are fantastic in quality. Built-in stereo mic. Sounds pretty good without having to get the hotshoeHigh resolution LCD screen is always nice. Plus it tilts up and down so you don\'t have to find a stool to stand on to take that really wide angle downwards picture.The arrangement of the interface is quite horrible. Why does it take so many button presses to get to where I can change ISO? Same for white balance. Why can\'t I set ISO parameters to, say, between 200 and 3200? There a DEDICATED button for tips. Really? Someone from Sony\'s engineering department thought it was a great idea to throw away all the important buttons and make a dedicated button for helpful tips?One can make the argument that it is geared towards \"point-and-shoot\" customers, but is that really a valid excuse? Is it so hard to get an APS-C sized sensor in a live-view-oriented body with decent controls? For $550 I\'m not going to cry too much about it, but I have to say I was strongly considering the GF1 despite the higher price and huge loss in ISO performance. Just saying, Sony could\'ve made the choice much more obvious by making a more pro-friendly interface and button layout.UPDATE 2010-12-08: Apparently firmware update gives some interface customization options that make life a lot better. You can now map two of the soft keys to do something other than shooting tips. Changing from 4/5 to 5/5 stars.
  • I bought an expensive--for me anyway--Sony DSLR and was not happy with the complexity of use or the quality of the pics. Plus the size and weight of the DSLR was a pain. I got better pics with a Lumix point and shoot and with a Sony H50 than with the DSLR. So I sold it at a loss and bought the NEX-3. Really glad I did. I got better pics from day 1 than with the DSLR and the NEX is easier to use, while still giving lots of options and interchangeable lenses. Good in low light without the flash. The video is also good, though I did not buy it for video. I am pleased with this camera\'s all around performance though I have not been able to get great results on freezing moving subjects yet. Probably me, not the camera. I have only the 18-55mm lens--got it for the flexibility. Can\'t see much use for the 16mm. I am going to add a screw on 2.5x adapter lens using a 49-52mm converter ring to extend the range rather than pay through the nose for the 55-200mm lens. I also bought the LA_EA1 AF adapter so I could use my 55-200 SAL Sony A-mount lens with this camera. That\'s another story and I will review that separately. If I lost this camera today, I would buy another one tomorrow.

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