amazon Sony NEX-3N reviews
Design and feel
At first glance, the Sony NEX-3N has many similarities with its cousin, the Sony NEX-5R. Sony said it wanted to do so for the NEX-5R is a product sold very well in the market.
Sony NEX-3N with the smooth shell than the NEX-F3 predecessor, premium feel than using metal as the main material. The size of the machine is greatly reduced, but not too small to create a sense of inexpensive.
The lens comes, is a power zoom lens, also smaller than the other pipes of the same type, create more convenience when placed in pairs, or a large pocket.
Handgrip portion in front of the camera is much smaller than the Sony NEX-5R, but it’s still enough to make sure that you can confidently take pictures with a single hand.
There is no adjustment knob above the camera mode as the high-level segment camera. Instead, rotate the virtual interface can be accessed by pressing a button behind the camera, a little bit annoying if you want to quickly change between modes. But looking back on the object that the camera target, this can totally sympathize.
Accordingly, no keys rotate to change other parameters such as aperture and shutter. A virtual rotation will be controlled by the arrow keys Table 4, with two user modes for adjusting aperture or shutter. When shooting in full manual mode, press the down arrow key to toggle between shutter speed and aperture.
If you use any of a Sony Cybershot camera, the Alpha NEX or past life, you will feel familiar with the menu system of the Sony NEX-integrated 3N. Can be slightly confusing initially, you need a little time to sit surf through the items to find what you need. For example, if you need to change settings such as white balance and exposure, you will have to find it in the menu of Brightness and Colour, whereas want to adjust the ratio of the image, the RAW format is located in the submenu of the Image Size
One of the most confusing thing that any of Sony machines are acquired, which are some of the options will be disabled when you switch to shooting in RAW mode. Includes: Creative Effects, Auto Portrait Framming and Clear Object and Image Zoom. This means, you need to go back to the menu system, RAW shooting mode to go off and try again what he wants.
System issues this trouble can solve simply by having a button on / off separately RAW mode behind the camera or a pop-up when you’re turning some effects that should feature numerous cultural needs RAW mode and switch to JPEG. On top of that, Sony should allow these features work in its RAW mode.
Sony NEX-3N is the first camera with a rotating rod NEX line located around the shutter button zoom, rather like the compacts of the Sony Cyber-Shot line, allowing you to zoom without having to touch the lens. When used with a fixed focal length tube, it will activate the optical zoom mode Clear Image Zooming, convenient when you shoot yourself when rotating the lens seems inconvenient, or when filming would like to avoid touching because it can cause blurred lens.
Flip screen is also very convenient for shooting from a special angle, and it seems that it is suitable for customers that target. Unfortunately it is not horizontally but vertically flip up and down, while increasing the size and weight of the machine.
Like other Sony cameras, the NEX-back buttons can be customized 3N, very convenient during catching camera work according to their intentions. If you or someone using the feature, you can set up to be able to quickly use that feature just one button.
The previous cameras like the NEX-5R Sony NEX-6 and image quality are very good. Take Sony NEX-3N hope also for excellent image quality as its predecessors.
APS-C Sensor NEX-3N on potentially for very great detail, the stain is no longer available at low ISO levels. Various shots of detail will be lost when lifting light sensitivity up to ISO 6400, but they retain the sharpness to surprise.
Noise is controlled at an acceptable level, even at high ISO values such as ISO 3200. When zooming images to 100%, we can see some details are smoothing and noise, but in normal print and size for the web is very difficult to see – quite impressive for those who have a habit or take pictures in low light conditions.
Overall, the Sony NEX-3N is capable of very good white balance when displaying colors accurately, only difficulty encountered blended light source, and often leaning towards warm colors. In this case, you can switch to many different white balance settings to get better color results.
We also found the ability to work effectively metering when the light quality as what the naked eye can see, not skewed too much in places with high contrast.
The color display is also very good, strong light and without too bold. The sky is in, not broken turquoise tones often found in the previous generation Sony cameras. You can change the color of the machine handled by on Creative Styles. In it there are many options like Vivid and Black and White. These are good options if you shoot in RAW mode, so you will have a full version of the photo to work with what we’ve chosen.
Black and White mode for the ability to display very attractive, and can change the contrast based on what they want.
Besides, Sony also added a lot of visual effects, however, can not be used when in RAW mode. Still, there are plenty of effects is not to try it, such as: Toy Camera, Pop Colour and High Contrast Monochrome, they can also own optimal. For example, Toy Camera has many different options, such as Cold and Purple Red tones. Very worthwhile to take some time to learn.
Unlike Panasonic, Sony do not advertise much on Autofocus speed. In fact, the Sony NEX-3N is capable of fast and standard-definition key in most trials, sometimes occurs a few hiccups – even when taking photos in good lighting conditions. Autofocus speed when shooting normally reduced in low light conditions, but still not enough to care for those who frequently shoot in such conditions.
The latest version of the Bionz processor found in the Sony NEX-3N, confirming the processing speed of the product. We clearly see the recording time is very fast, continuous shooting multiple images, even in RAW mode, exceeded expectations.
However, you should note that the write speed when capturing multiple frames at once, such as HDR effects or continuous shooting is slower, though not to the camera to wait too long to complete processing capability.
Because the camera sensor owns a large (APS-C), you can enjoy creative with depth of field, whether used lens comes with a maximum aperture of f / 3.5. Out of focus areas are beautifully displayed, with the parts look very natural and attractive.
Sony was the first company to introduce features Sweep Panorama by camera-style horizontal sweep to create a panoramic image panoramic. Sony NEX-3N is also likely that, and it was fun to take a photo ultra wide landscapes. You will take some time to be able to exercise smooth motion required for shaping sewn, once mastered it, the results are always excellent.
Surprisingly, with its modest size, the Sony NEX-3N can manage to fit a tilting screen. Although it does not tilt fully flipped, the screen is useful for portraits and positioning the screen to avoid glare.
With 460,000 pixels, the Sony NEX-screen-resolution 3N quite low compared with many other screens on the market, but it is still clear, bright images in any angle.
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As stated from the beginning, Sony has created a lot of mirrorless cameras in recent times and after several years of testing, it was really hit top with the latest cameras.
Sony NEX-5R camera ever made a good impression on the market and Sony NEX-3N it seems that the next step at a cheaper price. Completely remove bad design of the NEX-F3, instead of polished shells and become camera sensor APS-C interchangeable lens is the smallest size in the world today.
Although there is little confusion when using the advanced photography features, but we can not deny the object that Sony is targeting mobile users travel or camera. There’s so much support for them, as the screen is flipped or eye-catching image effects.
There are many interesting things in the Sony NEX-3N, but above all the image quality, detail, color and noise control capabilities, allowing your camera can take pictures in many different conditions while ensuring quality.
A little disappointing, that is no sign of the emergence of touchscreen here. Those familiar with the mobile will definitely appreciate this change, as it is often used with some familiar features such as choosing a focus point. Users may be disappointed about this shortcoming, especially for a large technology companies such as Sony, which has much experience in this matter.
Sony NEX-3N is not a camera for the professional photographer search and replace your old DSLR. Thankfully, Sony still has other cameras can meet the requirements within the same product line.
Instead, the camera is something that almost anyone can buy and be assured of quality shots. There is some inconvenience during use, such as having to turn off RAW shooting mode when you turn effects
Different, but still acceptable
The camera has many good options to learn about the art of photography, especially when you have full control and the ability to capture images in RAW mode. But Sony has yet to have the best treatment when something may or may not be captured RAW mode, confusing menu system. We can expect Sony will offer a new firmware upgrade or at least for this generation rear camera.
The most important thing is the great image quality. The camera is the image quality of the camera on the best products on the market, participate in the segment NEX-5R, the NEX-6 and NEX-7 with an impressive showing in many different conditions, characteristics especially in low light shooting.
Sony did not participate in the market use format camera Micro Four Thirds lenses, but there are so many choices, including third party has made lenses for this brand, certainly still more opponents machine other mirrorless image as Olympus PEN Mini Nikon 1 J3 and Panasonic GF5.