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Sony Alpha NEX-3N

alaTest has collected and analyzed 763 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the price and image quality. The performance and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the viewfinder. Views about the contrast and reliability are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-3N is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Libby Plummer (

Hands on: Sony NEX-3N review: Hands-on


The Sony NEX-3N is the brand's new entry-level compact system camera

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Sony NEX-3N pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Sony's refreshed its entry level NEX camera, updating the NEX-F3 with the new - and smaller - NEX-3N model. And Pocket-lint was on hand to take a gander

Feb, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony NEX-3N review


World's smallest and lightest APS-C CSC

Tilting screen ; Small size ; APS-C sized sensor

No touchscreen ; Limited raw functionality ; No accessories port/hotshoe

May, 2013

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Sony NEX-3N review


Light on features, but superb image quality and an aggressively low price - a great deal

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Sony NEX-3N review


Sony has delivered a capable, pocketable camera with the convenience of a compact. While the Power Zoom control makes perfect sense when used with a compatible lens, only two such lenses exist. The lack of an accessory port also suggests that Sony is...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Sony NEX-3N Review


The Sony NEX-3N is the latest entry level mirrorless camera from Sony, and is the World's smallest APS-C sized sensor mirrorless camera, and is bundled with the 16-50mm OSS Power Zoom lens with an RRP of £399. The price it's available to buy is a very...

Image quality, Noise performance, Compact size, Quick performance, Wide-angle 16-50mm OSS Power Zoom lens, Stunning value for money, 480 shot InfoLithium battery, Panoramic mode

ISO100 option would be nice, Moiré visible in videos, Lack of touch-screen, Picture effects are JPEG only (raw not available)

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : What Digital Camera (

Sony NEX-3N First Look


We go hands-on with the Sony NEX-3N – Sony's latest Compact System Camera

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (

Sony NEX-3N review: superior shooting on the cheap


Sony's latest entry-level mirrorless camera is hard to beat.

Excellent performance and image quality ; Solid build and design ; Very affordable for a mirrorless kit ; 16-50mm power zoom lens in the box

No accessory port or mic input ; Power zoom is too choppy for video

Is this Sony's strongest NEX to date? No, it's not. But it's by far the most impressive entry-level Sony ILC we've seen, and one of the very best options for less than 600 bucks. Excellent image quality, a solid (but compact) build and Sony's new...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony Alpha NEX-3N


The Sony Alpha NEX-3N isn't as good a performer as its predecessor, but it does include a collapsible power zoom lens and comes at a lower price.

Attractive price. APS-C image sensor. Compact zoom lens. Excellent high ISO performance. 180° tilting LCD. Built-in flash.

Screen not as sharp as on previous NEX models. Kit lens isn't the best performer. No EVF or expansion options. Front-facing LCD eliminates downward tilt. No dedicated battery charger.

Wi-Fi is becoming more common on cameras, but it's still not standard issue across the board. If you want wireless within the NEX system you'll have to move up to the NEX-5R or NEX-6, or you can look at the Samsung NX1000, which also features an APS-C...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Hands-on with the Sony Alpha NEX-3N


Some first impressions of the company's new compact, least expensive interchangeable-lens camera.

Feb, 2013

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