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Sony Alpha NEX-C3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. Opinions about the image stabilizer and shutter are mixed. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, performance, size

flash, viewfinder, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability. The durability is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the price and usability.

durability, portability

usability, price

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha NEX-C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Sony Alpha NEX-C3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The performance and image quality also get good comments, whereas there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, image quality, performance, portability, size

battery, viewfinder

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

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Expert review by : Audley Jarvis (trustedreviews.com)

Sony NEX-C3

 

The Sony NEX-C3 delivers DSLR-level image quality but in a much smaller package. While the 18-55mm kit lens can leave it looking a little front heavy, this remains a fantastic all-round performer.

DSLR-like image quality ; Small and portable ; Stylish design

Menu navigation still fiddly ; 720p movie mode lags behind rivals ; 18-55mm kit lens unbalances overall package somewhat

While much of the NEX-C3 remains exactly the same as its predecessor, the addition of a newly developed 16.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor does raise overall image quality up a notch from what we’ve previously seen. Add to this the introduction of digital...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (t3.com)

Sony NEX-C3 review

 

World's lightest and most compact interchangeable lens camera reaches its second generation with the Sony NEX-C3

Slimline body ; Solid feel ; Battery life

Zoom lens ; Over large bulk from Zoom ; Not too fast

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-C3

 

Sony came to market with its first compact system camera duo in the NEX-3 and NEX-5 last summer, quickly securing the number one sales spot in the Far East, based largely on the fact that its system, when lens is removed, is truly compact. The pitch...

Solid feel build, slender body design finds room for handgrip, better 400-shot battery life than predecessor, fun and easily selectable digital effects filters, jack-of-all-trades 18-55mm kit zoom supplied in test bundle

Flash is clip-on rather than built-in, ‘improved’ user interface could do with being less esoteric still, video isn’t Full HD, screen flexibility could be further improved

The pitch from the Sony NEX range is the same as its compact system camera competitors in that DSLR quality is being offered in a less cumbersome form. Our major issue with the Sony NEX range and its standard zoom kits however is that the combination...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony NEX-C3 review

 

Sony's NEX-C3 is dinky, digital and decidedly dashing

Massive skills are packed into the NEX-C3’s miniature body, but the basic controls will put off serious shutterbugs

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Lars-Göran Nilsson (pocket-lint.com)

Sony NEX-C3 hands-on and exclusive photos - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has now officially announced its small form factor interchangeable lens camera, the Sony NEX-C3, and Pocket-Lint got a chance to have a quick play earlier

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (techradar.com)

Sony NEX-C3 review

 

Does 16.2MP, a flip out screen and 720p video recording come at a price?

Excellent performance at high ISO sensitivities ; Fast autofocus

Lens-heavy design ; Hard to use in dark conditions ; Orange AF illuminator is poor in dark conditions

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Theano Nikitas (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review

 

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is a prime example of how the definition of entry-level camera has changed. Sure, it's the smallest and most affordable model in the NEX line of mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras but, like its siblings, the 16.2Mp Alpha...

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is a solid option for photographers who want a compact interchangeable-lens camera with a good feature set and above average-image quality. It has most of the same features as the higher-end NEX cameras, so you'll get good value...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony NEX-C3 review

 

Image quality to rival SLRs and much improved performance over the NEX-3 – a breathtakingly impressive point-and-shoot camera

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.co.uk)

Sony Alpha NEX-C3 review

 

Now in its second generation, the NEX line has proven to be popular; I generally liked the NEX-5 (we never reviewed the NEX-3) thanks to excellent photo quality and an attractive, compact design, though I still think the line is a bit expensive for...

Compact and attractive, with a tilting LCD and excellent photo quality, the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 has some compelling aspects.

With the 18-55mm lens the camera becomes substantially less compact, there's no EVF option, and the video capabilities are more limited than I'd expect for the price.

A lot of people will like the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 for its excellent photo quality and a now more usable design, but it can get unexpectedly heavy with the zoom E-mount lenses and it's still a bit more expensive than many point-and-shoot upgraders will like.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (amateurphotographer.co.uk)

Sony NEX-C3 review

 

Although Sony clearly had the consumer market in mind when it created the NEX-C3, enthusiast photographers shouldn't dismiss the camera.The fully customisable buttons help improve the handling over the first-generation NEX models, although another...

Apr, 2014

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