Sony Alpha NEX-C3

The Sony Alpha Nex-C3 is the first of Sony’s second generation of mirrorless cameras, following the introduction of the NEX-3 and NEX-5 in 2010. If these two models showed how committed Sony to offering APS-C capabilities in a compact form factor, the point is underlined by the arrival of the still-smaller C3.

Get all the performance of a DSLR in about half the size and half the weight. The NEX-C3’s exquisitely compact dimensions make it the smallest interchangeable lens camera in the world with a large, image enhancing APS-C size sensor — you’ll want to take everywhere. Experience gorgeous HD movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 5.5 frames per second, incredible panorama shots and Live View on the tiltable 3″ LCD.

says Sony about Sony Alpha Nex C-3.

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 specifications:

  • sensor: 23.4×15.6 mm Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, 16.2 MP
  • file formats: RAW, JPEG
  • movie: MPEG-4, 1280x720p, 29.97 fps
  • lenses: Sony E-mount
  • sensitivity: ISO 200 to 12800
  • shutter speed: Electronically Controled, 30 to 1/4000 sec
  • LCD monitor: 3.0” Xtrafine LCD, 921,600 pixels
  • connectivity: HDMI out (with Photo TV HD and Bravia Sync); USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • storage: Memory Stick pro Duo, SD/SDHC/SDXC

More Sony Alpha NEX-C3 specs you can read on Sony official website.

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 reviews

There are a few reviews of Sony Alpha Nex C-3.

The engadget.com says in his review that Sony Alpha Nex-C3 advantage is that can captures a 720p video, with a good quality but it can’t shoot in 1080p, then it is not full HD.

The 16-megapixel Alpha NEX-C3 builds upon the successes of its predecessor – the NEX-3 – sporting a slimmer body and redesigned APS-C sensor. It also adds a reported 20-percent boost in battery life, improved low light performance, and a slimmer, more attractive design.

In PCmag.com review, the advantages of Sony Alpha Nex-C3 are small dimension (than its predecessor), large APS-C sensor and tilting 3-inch LCD:

 The NEX-C3 is able to deliver D-SLR quality images in a compact body, one that is even smaller than the Olympus PEN E-P3  or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, but packs a larger sensor than any Micro Four Thirds camera. The NEX-C3 follows the tradition of the NEX-3 as our Editors’ Choice for compact interchangeable lens cameras.

In his Sony Alpha Nex-C3 review, cameralabs.com days that Sony Nex-C3 unique attraction is that is based on the APS-C sensor format, commonly used in DSLR’s and can therefore offer comparable image quality and noise performance:

Given the APS-C sensor concealed within, the NEX-C3 really is a miracle of modern miniaturisation. Measuring 110 x 60 x 33mm and weighing 225 grams with battery and card (but no lens) it’s smaller even than the NEX-5. It measures up well against the Lumix GF3 and, the curviness of the latter apart, with the kit lens attached they are similarly dimensioned. While the Olympus E-PL3 has a slightly thicker body thanks to its built-in stabilisation, the smaller kit lens makes it the least bulky of the three overall.

In conclusion of his NEX-C3 review, pocket-lint.com says:

…the new NEX-C3 compact system camera is more refinement than revolution in comparison with the original NEX-3 of 2010, adding a couple of million extra pixels, better battery performance, fun digital effects filters, and minor control layout changes. None of which make a huge difference. Still, approaching this model afresh, it is a very capable camera in its own right for existing snapshot users looking to up their game, delivering consistently sharp and colourful results.

You can see video review of Sony Alpha NEX-C3 on youtube.

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