Sony expands its Alpha NEX line of mirrorless cameras with the latest NEX-3N. Weighing just 7.5oz, the camera is the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C size image sensor. The compact camera has a redesigned grip that is smaller than that of F3, and the textured grip makes it comfortable to hold and prevents slipping. It even managed to pack built-in flash into is compact body.
The NEX-3N sports a 16.1 Megapixel Exmor HD CMOS APS-C image sensor and features 100 – 16,000 ISO range for enhanced low-light performance. It is also equipped with BIONZ processor with adaptive noise reduction to deliver shapr, ultra-low noise handheld shots. The new Auto Object Framing technology allows the camera to identifies the main object of the framed scene – whether it’s one person, two people or even macro and moving subjects – and then automatically trims the scene and re-compose the picture. The cropped image will be boosted to full resolution using By Pixel Super Resolution technology, and the original images are also saved for review.
The NEX-3N has a 3-inch tiltable LCD display that flips up 180-degree to mak self-portraits shooting easy. Full HD video can be recorded in 1080/60i/24p in AVCHD format or in 1080/30p MP4 format. The compact shooter offers Superior Auto mode, Auto-motion Blur mode, handheld twilight mode for capturing clean, sharp nighttime images and Speed Priority Continuous mode for 4fps high-speed shooting. The Picture Effect mode with 15 effects and real-time preview, and Creative Style allow you to add effects to both photos and movies. It is also the first E-mount camera TRILUMINOS Color that allows images and videos from the camera to be played with vivid, ultra-realistic colors on a compatible BRAVIA TV.
Coming in black and white, the Sony’s NEX-3N will be available in a kit with a motorized 16-50mm zoom lens (model SELP1650) for about $499.99.