Sony Alpha NEX-3

Announced May 11, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Body type
Body type Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor
Max resolution 4592 x 3056 ?
Other resolutions 4592 x 2576, 3344 x 2224, 3344 x 1872, 2288 x 1520, 2288 x 1280 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9 ?
Effective pixels 14 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 15 megapixels ?
Sensor size APS-C (23.4 x 15.6 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Bionz
Image
ISO Auto, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 ?
White balance presets 6 ?
Custom white balance Yes (2500-9900k ) ?
Image stabilization No ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Standard ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 25
Lens mount Sony E (NEX)
Focal length multiplier 1.5× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Tilting ?
Screen size 3 ?
Screen dots 920,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT Xtra Fine LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type None ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash No
Flash range 12.00 m
External flash Yes (Accessory Port)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
Continuous drive 7.0 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, 10sec (3 images))
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV steps) ?
WB Bracketing No ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format MPEG-4
Microphone Stereo
Storage
Storage types SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (Mini Type C) ?
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected ?
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion NP-FW50 rechargeable battery & charger
Weight (inc. batteries) 297 g (0.65 lb / 10.48 oz)
Dimensions 117 x 62 x 33 mm (4.61 x 2.44 x 1.3)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording No ?
GPS None
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