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The larger sensor also allows for professional quality background defocusing effects to be applied to stills or video.

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Pros

interchangeable lens system

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very tiny and compact

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increases the MP count from the last NEX generation from 14 to 16 without degradation of any kind

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improved customizable button interface for better manual use

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high resolution 3" display (921.6k dot)

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records video in 720/30p HD with stereo audio

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$50 cheaper than the NEX-5 at launch

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microphone input for adding an external microphone for video shooting

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25-point contrast AF - same as the previous generation NEX-5, more points than the competition

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Cons

small, sleek design is ruined by the lenses - especially anything with a zoom, almost not worth it next to slightly bigger options

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high price next to the competition

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many far cheaper cameras record 1080p video

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tradeoff between size and form and function - slower and poorer image quality than larger micro 4/3rd options, full DSLRs

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no manual focus override during video shooting

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not sold body only

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poor burst performance of 2.5fps up to 18 JPEGS or 6 RAW

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The Sony NEX-C3 is an entry level interchangeable-lens digital camera designed to offer high-quality photography without the bulk of traditional DSLRs. A follow-up to the now discontinued NEX-3, the NEX-C3 features the same format APS-C image sensor as its predecessor, providing a resolution of 16.2 megapixels in its ultra compact form, and is also capable of capturing up to 720p HD video. The larger sensor also allows for professional quality background defocusing effects to be applied to stills or video. Intended to fill the gap between standard point and shoot cameras and DSLRs, the NEX-C3 features preset effects and a new Photo Creativity interface to provide professional quality images without having to spend a long time studying a manual.

 

Features
  • 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD
  • TruBlack contrast technology
  • Long-lasting battery
  • 3D Sweep Panorama mode
  • Anti-motion blur mode
  • Rear-mounted control wheel
  • Multiple settings can be combined in single shots
  • Traditional interface w/ aperture/shutter priority, manual, and custom functions for more advanced users 
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