Sony Alpha NEX-F3

Announced May 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I've been reading through a few threads on this but couldn't see an obvious answer to this (does such a thing exist!?)... On my NEX-F3 I often use focus peaking and MF assist (auto magnification when you touch the focus ring when on manual focus. The problem is that MF assist is only useful in certain situations. If the subject is moving or not centered, for example, MF assist can actually make it impossible to compose a shot. What I'd love is the ability to toggle it on/off without having...
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Hello everyone.  I just purchased a Nex-F3 bundle from Sony which came with the 18-55mm and also the 55-210mm.  We decided to get a new camera to take on vacations and we also have a baby on the way.  For these situations, would upgrading to a prime lens significantly increase the photos?  Any suggestions on what to get?  Would a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 be an upgrade from the kit lens?  Or should I not bother unless I'm going to get a 35mm f/1.8 or something else?  I'm also wondering how often I'll...
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I recently got Nex-F3 with the kit lens and started playing with it. Coming from DSLR, I really appreciate the reduced size and weight. However, there is one thing that is making me worried. While experimenting with focusing, I turned the focus ring several times. The ring kept turning and I did not feel any resistance. However, it didn't do anything and then I realized that I was still in AF mode.  Now, could I have done any damage to the internals (such as focus motor)?  I am worried...
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Hi, guys. Please help me to choose! I am buying a new camera and narrowed it down to these two. Can anyone who has put their hands on both of the devices/or at least one of them/ suggest which one should I buy.I would go for both the 18-55mm Lens and the  55-200mm Lens on the NEX, but still, would it make it a better choice compared to the HX300? Thanks!
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Hi, first of all, thanks for the great website! ;-) When using the studio comparison tool with different cameras, say the Olympus XZ1 (max. f1,8-2,5) and the Sony NEX F3 (max. f3,5-5,6), do I have to compare them at say ISO 400 and 1600 respectively (doing only JPEG comparisons)?  To me it seems like I should, because the XZ1 is approx. 2 stops brighter. Or are there so many other variables involved (like sensor, jpeg-engine, etc.) that an answer to this is not as simple? Another question...
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Hello everyone !This is my first time posting on the dpreview forums, so please bear with me if I do anything wrong :-)As indicated by the title, I am looking to buy a camera with a price range around 300 euros, 350 max, with as much versatility and image quality as possible. I have no preference in size or type (compact, bridge, hybrid, dSLR...), so at first I started to look for a bridge camera (Canon SX40, Pana FZ150 and others) , but after spending much time reading reviews, looking at...
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I'm canon t2i user, and i'm not professional. For me i choose the dslr just because of the low light photography and great image quality compared to compact camera. I was thinking to jump from canon to sony nex to get an portable camera for family shot and travelling.Sometimes i was thinking dslr for family gathering might be overkill, most of the time my dslr just keep in the bag collecting dust.I have been searching around and found that the sony nex f3 selling at $500 with one extra...
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Hello dear enthusiasts/professionals,What are the benefits of having an electronic viewfinder on a camera like the NEX-5R?  Is it just the ability to see better in sunlight?  What about using a shade for the LCD or something like this?http://dx.com/p/2-8x-lcd-viewfinder-for-sony-nex3-nex5-104865I thought the battery might be improved but further researched seemed to show that the EFV actually uses more power than the LCD.I know the resolution is better on the EFV, but it is it really that...
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Hi all,I'm sure you guys get this question all the time so I hope you don't mind pointing me in the right direction. I am looking to upgrade my camera, the primary use is for travel photography. I currently either just use my iPhone or Canon Powershot SD750. There are a couple reasons I want to upgrade:1. I want to be able to make medium size prints (maybe large prints as well?) without having to worry about noise or blurriness.2. I'd like a camera that is able to perform adequately in more...
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Hi guysHoping someone can help a novicecurrently I can pick up these two cameras for the same pprice will be for general use however the big test is for a pro wrestling event on FridayThe event would be indoor, lighting i'd say will be a mixture of flashing bright lights etcI've heard the Lumix is much quicker in auto focusing and handles better there Have heard the Sony struggles in low light with focusing - wouldn't want to lose my target!but as a novice would I notice on the Sony and would...
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