Sony NEX-3N review

World's smallest and lightest APS-C CSC

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As part of our image quality testing for the Sony NEX-3N, we've shot our resolution chart with the kit lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 200 the Sony NEX-3N is capable of resolving up to around 22 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

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Full ISO 200 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 16000, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

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ISO 200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 800, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 3N review

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 3N review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 3N review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony NEX 3N review

ISO 16000, score: 14 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.1 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleYes
PictBridgeNo
Product Familyα NEX
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Noise Reduction, Smile Detection, Face Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC
Weight (Approximate)210 g
Image Sensor Size23.50 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height62 mm
Width109.9 mm
Depth34.6 mm
Focal Length16 mm to 50 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-3N
Product NameNEX-3N Body With Standard Zoom Lens
Product Lineα NEX
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEX3NLB.CE
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Be creative wherever you go

Take the creativity of a DSLR anywhere with the easy-to-use NEX-3N. With a large 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, you can shoot detailed images in low light, use the handy 180° tiltable screen for self-portraits or tricky angles, and give your photography that professional look.

Package Contents
  • α NEX-3N Mirrorless Camera
  • E PZ16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
  • Battery NP-FW50
Limited Warranty1 Year