Sony Alpha NEX-F3
Announced May 17, 2012 •
16 megapixels | 3″ screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi there, I've been trawling the forums and review websites for a few months now (ridiculous I know), trying to decide on the best camera to take travelling for 2 years to Asia with me. I'd like to spend under $1000 and the most important qualities in a camera for my particular situation are image quality, low light performance, enough zoom or cropping ability for far away objects, quick AF for wildlife shots and bokeh capabilities. So far, I'm considering: Panasonic Lumix FZ200 $450...
Help! :-) In an hour or so I'm doing a short promo video with my NEX-F3 (APS-C mirrorless) at a wine-tasting event. I'm a video nO0b, but it's for a friend, quite casual, and not a once-off do-or-die situation. If I mess up I can just try again at the next event. Is this set-up and guide below suitable for this type of situation and event? Any other tips from experienced video shooters? Specifically - given that the camera produces (barely) usable ISO1600 stills, should I under-expose...
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...
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...
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...
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!
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...
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...