Sony Alpha NEX-3

Announced May 11, 2010 •
14 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Price
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
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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