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Sony Alpha NEX-F3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 405 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the price and portability. The image quality and performance also get good views, but there are some negative opinions about the color and shutter. The zoom and viewfinder get mixed comments.

usability, performance, image quality, portability, price

screen, battery, storage, shutter, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : TrustedReviews Staff (

Sony NEX-F3


First Look Video: We take a quick look at the key features of Sony's new entry level NEX camera.

The Sony NEX-F3 is the new entry level model in the company's compact system camera range. Key to its improvements over its predecessor, the C3, are a flip-up screen for easy self portraits, an in-built flash and improved grip. In this video a Sony...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Sony NEX-F3 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


In addition to the Sony A37 also announced today, the company has refreshed its entry-level NEX-series compact system camera. The NEX-F3, the camera to

May, 2012

Expert review by : Gary Wolstenholme (

Sony NEX-F3 review


An entry-level CSC with a tilting screen and built-in flash

Good at high ISOs ; Excellent dynamic range ; 180 degree swivel screen ; Auto HDR mode ; Customisable controls

AF struggles in low light ; Articulated arm could be improved

Technology moves fast, and Sony has never been a company to rest on its laurels. Just under a year ago, we tested the Sony NEX-C3, which was an extremely compact interchangeable lens camera, with an emphasis on ease of use. That compact system camera...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Sony NEX-F3 review


An outstanding camera with welcome improvements over the NEX-C3, but check the latest prices on other NEX cameras before buying

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Alpha NEX-F3 (with 18-55mm lens) review


Sony has really hit its stride with the latest generation of Alpha NEX mirrorless interchangeable-lens compact cameras. With a streamlined interface, small -- but not too small -- bodies, solid performance, and very good photo quality for a modest...

The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 produces very nice low- to midrange sensitivity pictures, plus you can configure it for streamlined shooting, and delivers solid overall performance. The new automated self-portrait is also a boon for people who like to put...

The LCD can be difficult to view in bright light, and the SD card slot is in a bad spot for tripod users.

Though it doesn't wow us for any particular aspect, the Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a nice overall package for photographers looking for something with better photo quality and more flexible than a point-and-shoot.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Sony NEX-F3 review


The Sony NEX-F3 is a very capable camera. What it does, it does well, and for an entry-level compact system camera it's difficult to find anything that is really missing. The only exceptions, perhaps, are touchscreen control and Wi-Fi capability, as...

Apr, 2014

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Sony NEX-F3 Mirrorless Camera Review


Daniel Bell reviews the entry level Sony NEX-F3 mirrorless compact system camera which has a 16.1 megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor.

Superior Auto mode works really well; 5.5 fps continuous shooting; Tiltable screen; Substantial rubber grip; Very good battery life; Image quality is excellent with great colour reproduction; Good noise performance throughout ISO range

Menu system is unusual and takes some getting used to

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

Sony NEX-F3 mirrorless camera


The NEX-F3 makes a good compromise between DSLR and compact cameras

Good image quality ; Quick operation, simple controls ; Good ergonomics and add-on features

Pictures are slightly underexposed ; No compact kit offered

Sony’s cheapest, simple NEX mirrorless camera is easy to use, as long as you don’t want to exert too much control. One picture quality quirk doesn’t detract significantly from the F3’s appeal.

Oct, 2012

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Sony NEX-F3 review


Sony's NEX-F3 is one of the top buys in the mirrorless category, but it fails to best its predecessor.

Built-in flashFantastic battery lifeExcellent image qualityLow suggested retail price

Bulkier designFew improvements over NEX-C3

The NEX-F3 is an excellent mirrorless ILC, but it's not the best entry-level camera -- not even from Sony. There's little here to push us to make the jump from the company's NEX-C3, which we find to be the better option, even at the same price (we're...

May, 2012

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Review: Sony Alpha NEX-F3


Sony's NEX-F3 is a superb entry-level camera for photographers looking to break out of point-and-shoot mode but who aren't quite ready to splurge on --...

Lightweight. Excellent manual capabilities and good lenses that lead to sharp pictures. Surprisingly good for a 0 camera

Flimsy-feeling plastic body does not inspire confidence. Anemic hand grip. Touchy joystick interface can get in the way of the camera’s best performance. No external battery charger, so you have to plug the camera into the wall

Oct, 2012

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