The Ultra-Compact with Interchangeable Lens
The new α NEX-3 deliver interchangeable lens creative freedom and SLR class image quality in a stylish, ultra-compact package. Choose from dedicated E-mount lens for wide-angle, standard zoom, high power zoom shooting, and optional ultra-wide angle and fisheye converters. Plus, an optional mount adaptor lets you use the full range of Sony α system A-mount lens, including the digital SLR lens lineup.
DSLR Quality Photography
With a 14.2 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor, similar in size to Sony's APS-C DSLR sensor, the NEX-3 offers exceptional rich colour and tonal gradation. Offering the added flexibility of interchangeable lens, the NEX-3 delivers uncompromising still-photo and movie image quality.
Effortless Panoramic Shot
It's simple to take a stunning panoramic image with 3D Sweep Panorama. Just activate the Sweep Panorama mode, then move your camera in a smooth horizontal or vertical arc, while pressing the shutter button. And with BRAVIA HDTV 3D imaging support*, you'll enjoy another dimension of shooting and viewing pleasure.
* Only available with a subsequent firmware update.
HD Movie Recording
The NEX-3 is Sony's first interchangeable lens cameras to offer movie recording. It supports HD movie recording in MP4 format, so it's convenient to post clips on blogs or video-sharing websites.
Intuitive Creative Control
The NEX-3 features an easy-to-use control wheel and soft keys, letting you control the camera quickly and intuitively. Pressing and rotating the control wheel lets you access shooting, drive, and flash modes, as well as exposure compensation and other camera settings.
Built-in Help Guide and Shooting Tips
The built-in Help Guide displays a popup window with a brief description of each item or function when selecting modes or scrolling through menu items with the control wheel. It also displays easy-to-understand error messages if you attempt to perform an invalid operation, so you're never left wondering if something unexpected occurs. In addition to basic Help Guide information, it is also equipped with built-in shooting tips. The tips provide information relevant to the current shooting situation or mode selection, and are designed with both beginners and more advanced users in mind