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Sony NEX-F3
Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Sony NEX-5N
Sony NEX-7
Score
4/5
4/5
5/5
5/5
Handling
4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5
Responsiveness
4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5
Picture Quality
5/5 4/5 5/5 4/5
Video
4/5 4/5 4/5 5/5
User Score
5/5 (3)
4/5 (3)
Specifications
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 4.3 Mpx/cm
Lens N.A. 18 -55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationDepends on lens
ViewfinderN.A.
Screen7.5 mm, not TN, 921600 dots, 16:9,Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range)200 - 16000 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,25 fps, Stereo
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power sourceN.A. N.A. / NP-FW50 (7.3 Wh)
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight70 x 124 x 43 mm / 303 g
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 1 Mpx/cm
Lens N.A. 18 -55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationOptical
ViewfinderN.A.
Screen7.5 cm, not TN, 921600 dots, 16:9,Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range)200 - 12800 ISO
Video mode1280 x 720 pixels,30 fps, Stereo
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power sourceN.A. N.A. / NP-FW50
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight203 x 359 x 244 mm / 225 g
Specifications
SensorCMOS 16 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 4.3 Mpx/cm
Lens N.A. 18 -55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationDepends on lens
ViewfinderN.A.
Screen7.5 cm, not TN, 921600 dots, 4:3,Monopoint
Sensitivity (ISO range)100 - 25600 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,60 fps, Stereo
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power sourceN.A. N.A. / NP FW50
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight59 x 111 x 38 mm / 210 g
Specifications
SensorCMOS 24 Mpx, APS-C (x1,5), 6 Mpx/cm
Lens 3x 18 -55 mm f/3.5 -5.6
StabilisationOptical
ViewfinderElectronic
Screen7.5 cm, not TN, 921600 dots, 4:3,Not touch-sensitive
Sensitivity (ISO range)100 - 16000 ISO
Video mode1920 x 1080 pixels,50 fps, Stereo
Internal memoryN.A.
External memory
Connections
Power sourceN.A. N.A. / NP-FW50
Waterproofno, N.A.
Shock resistantno, N.A.
Dimensions/Weight67 x 120 x 43 mm / 525 g
Conclusion
The Sony NEX-F3 gets a built-in flash in return for a bulkier body. Elsewhere, changes are few and far between, and the NEX-F3 is as simple, effective and pleasant-to-use as the NEX-C3. With its more reasonable price tag, it makes an excellent alternative to the NEX-5N.
With its compact, lightweight design, responsive electronics, vertical tilt screen and large-format 16-Megapixel APS-C sensor, the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 has got a lot going for it. It's just a shame that the 18-55 mm lens is still a bit disappointing. The battery life could be better too.
The Sony NEX-5N is, without a doubt, the must-have interchangeable lens compact of the moment! It has an ultra-compact build, good all-round responsiveness, great picture quality in photo and video modes and a good range of customisable controls. What more could you ask for?
Sony's new NEX-7 is a very well-designed expert-level camera with a customisable interface, a high-def electronic viewfinder and an excellent build and finish. However, Sony's NEX lenses aren't good enough to get the best out of the 24-Megapixel sensor.
Pros

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Good grip

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Built-in flash (finally!)

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Customisable interface

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Sharp, pleasant, vertical-tilt screen (up to 180° upwards)

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Very good picture quality up to 3200 ISO

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Picture quality: noise management, depth of field

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Compact design

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Good 720p video mode (optical zoom, stereo sound)

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VGA LCD screen with vertical tilt

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Fast autofocus, sweep panorama mode

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Compact design and high-quality finish

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Good general responsiveness

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Noise very well controlled up to 6400 ISO

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Vertical tilt screen

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Great video mode

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Incredibly sharp, precise electronic viewfinder

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Good general responsiveness / Built-in flash

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Nice design and handling / Customisable interface

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Noise handled very well up to 6400 ISO

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Good 1080 HD video mode

Cons

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Battery life could be better

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Noisy shutter release (no discreet snapping here!)

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Variable quality 18-55 mm kit lens / Limited choice of lenses (unless you use an adapter ring)

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Bulkier than previous NEX cameras

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Battery life is a bit disappointing

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Noisy shutter-release

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Not many lenses to choose from

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No built-in stabilisation or flash (separate accessory included)

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Handling could still be better

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High-gloss LCD prone to glare in bright sunlight / Tilt rather than full swivel screen

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No built-in flash (separate flash accessory supplied)

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No built-in stabilisation

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18-55 mm kit lens could be better / Limited choice of lenses unless you buy an adapter ring

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Noisy shutter release (not exactly discreet!)

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No built-in mechanical stabilisation

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You'll need a top-notch lens to make the most of those 24 Megapixels!

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Coninuous shooting with AF a bit slow (3.5 fps)

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Can't take a still photo while filming video / Noisy shutter

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Proprietary accessories hot-shoe / Still not many lenses available