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Sony NEX-F3 review

An entry-level CSC with a tilting screen and built-in flash

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony NEX-F3 we've shot our resolution chart.

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-F3 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:

JPEGs

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

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ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

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

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ISO 1600, score: 18 (Click here to see full resolution image)

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

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ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here to see full resolution image)

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ISO 12800, score: 14 (Click here to see full resolution image)

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ISO 16000, score: 12 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Raw

Sony NEX F3 review

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

Sony NEX F3 review

ISO 400, score: 22 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Sony NEX F3 review

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

Sony NEX F3 review

ISO 1600, score: 18 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Sony NEX F3 review

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

Sony NEX F3 review

ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Sony NEX F3 review

ISO 12800, score: 14 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Sony NEX F3 review

ISO 16000, score: 12 (Click here to see full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeMirrorless Camera with Lens
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution16.2 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
HDMIYes
PictBridgeYes
Product Familyalpha A
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Eye-Fi Card
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.1x
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameSony
FeaturesFace Detection, Smile Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, 3D Panorama
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC
Weight (Approximate)255 g
Image Sensor Size23.40 mm x 15.60 mm
Maximum Image Resolution4912 x 3264
Display Screen TypeLCD
Height66.6 mm
Width117.3 mm
Depth41.3 mm
Product SeriesA
Focal Length18 mm to 55 mm (Lens 1)
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
External FlashOptional
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelNEX-F3K
Product Namealpha NEX-F3K Mirrorless Camera
Product Linealpha
Exposure Control
  • Program AE
  • Aperture Priority AE
  • Shutter Priority AE
  • Manual
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberNEXF3KB
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Little big shot.

Get DSLR quality that fits in your pocket. The interchangeable-lens NEX-F3 goes anywhere to capture stunning high-res stills and Full HD video courtesy of a large 16.1MP APS-C HD sensor nestled inside its ingeniously compact form factor. The 180° tiltable LCD screen makes self-portraits foolproof and fun. A powerful pop-up flash delivers a dose of illumination to brighten dark scenes. Just getting started in photography? Shoot like a pro with Superior Auto mode which picks the optimal camera setting for you-simply click away and collect the compliments.