Sony NEX-3
Top 34%1,006 points
Top 34%
Megapixels
Number of cameras
lowmidhigh
Top 95%
747 cameras
10.91MP - 19.73MP
NaN% of all camerasYes
No
megapixels
sensor size
maximum light sensitivity
continuous shooting at high resolution
video recording
longer battery life

Sony NEX-3: 55 facts and highlights

1. megapixels

14.2MP
Panono Camera: 108MP
294
0

2. sensor size

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
23.4 x 15.6mm
Polaroid Snap: 81.2 x 38mm
247
0

3. focus points

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
25
Sony Alpha a6500: 425
190
0

4. noise

The maximum ISO at which the device still captures excellent quality images. Source: DxOMark.
830ISO
Sony Alpha 7S: 3702ISO
178
0

5. continuous shooting at high resolution

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7fps
Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II: 60fps
175
0

6. has a flip-out screen

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.
Sony NEX-3
26% have it
152
0

7. weight

297g
HTC Re: 65.5g
142
0

8. image quality

A device's overall image quality score considers: color depth, dynamic range and low light performance. Source: DxOMark.
68
Sony Alpha 7R II: 98
132
0

9. maximum light sensitivity

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.
12800ISO
Pentax KP: 819200ISO
127
0

10. video recording

720 x 30fps
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II: 2160 x 60fps
115
0

11. longer battery life

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
330shots
Nikon D3x: 4400shots
114
0

12. color depth

The better a device's color depth the more color nuances it can distinguish. Source: DxOMark.
22.1bits
HP Photosmart R927: 42bits
87
0

13. has a stereo microphone

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
Sony NEX-3
48% have it
85
0

14. fastest shutter speed

A faster maximum shutter speed allows taking pictures of fast moving subjects without blur.
0.00025s
Canon EOS-1D C: 0.00000125s
81
0

15. pixel density

471ppi
Hasselblad Stellar: 544ppi
77
0

16. width

62mm
DxO One: 26.2mm
76
0

17. has a built-in HDR mode

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
Sony NEX-3
26% have it
73
0

18. dynamic range

The better the dynamic range the system captures a wider number of values from dark to light leading to more details in low and highlights. Source: DxOMark.
12Evs
Nikon D810A: 14.8Evs
72
0

19. volume

322.64cm³
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 65.29cm³
71
0

20. height

117mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V: 39mm
71
0

21. higher resolution (screen)

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
920k dots
Fujifilm FinePix X-Pro1: 1230000k dots
71
0

22. thickness

41.3mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX66: 13mm
70
0

23. resolution

1175 x 783px
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K + Lumix G Vario 14-42mm/ F3.5-5.6 ASPH./ MEGA O.I.S: 1517 x 1920px
69
0

24. battery power

950mAh
Samsung Galaxy NX: 4360mAh
69
0

25. has a microphone in

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
Sony NEX-3
23% have it
67
0

26. Has a built-in focus motor

The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
Sony NEX-3
15% have it
62
0

27. Can create panoramas in-camera

It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.
Sony NEX-3
36% have it
59
0

28. screen size

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3"
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2: 4.8"
58
0

29. Is a system camera

A system camera has lots of changeable parts such as lenses, flashes and other accessories. They offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
Sony NEX-3
43% have it
54
0

30. supports AVCHD format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
Sony NEX-3
26% have it
54
0

31. has a two-stage shutter

A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
Sony NEX-3
52% have it
52
0

32. has a flash

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
Sony NEX-3
88% have it
51
0

33. has continuous autofocus when recording movies

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Sony NEX-3
66% have it
49
0

34. has manual shutter speed

This allows to manually set the shutter speed.
Sony NEX-3
45% have it
48
0

35. has a CMOS sensor

CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
Sony NEX-3
67% have it
41
0

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