DSLR Quality Images
Expert photography is easy
Be pleasantly surprised by the stylish and ultra-compact NEX-C3 that delivers imagery that belies expectations of a camera its size. Be impressed by ultra-sharp DSLR quality images with its Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ™ processor. This large sensor used also in Sony α system DSLR cameras enables truly amazing image quality with less noise in all shooting conditions, including low light.
Images to your liking
Photography is more exciting on your NEX-C3 with Picture Effect. You can choose from a virtually unlimited range of artistic expression with advanced effects like Toy Camera, High Monochrome and Partial Color - a unique effect that lets you capture one particular color in an otherwise black-and-white image. With Picture Effect, there's no need to manipulate your photos with image-editing software — you can create works of photographic art simply by releasing the shutter — and have the camera save them in JPEG format for you automatically.
Interface Image settings with ease
Even if you've never used an interchangeable-lens camera before, the NEX-C3's all-new "Photo Creativity" user interface allows you to express your creativity at a touch with instant access to menus for adjustments. Alter colour, brightness on images, or add a Soft Skin Effect or Background Defocus. It's so easy to operate - just use the on-screen tips, and preview how the applied effects will look on images using the LCD monitor, even when multiple effects are applied simultaneously.
HD Video Recording
On-the-go movie brilliance
Prolong every precious moment for repeat enjoyment on the NEX-C3. Apply Background Defocus with the camera’s large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor, while a dedicated ‘movie’ button enables one-touch recording. Also use Picture Effect for Partial Colour and High Contrast Monochrome effects to make unique movies.
3D Sweep Panorama
Extra-wide scenic views to enjoy
Be in awe of the beauty of scenery and landscapes on the NEX-C3. Sweep across the scene you want to capture for a panoramic 3D image to be created, with left and right views combined. Then play it back on a compatible 3D television to see the panoramic image just as you remember it live.
3” Tilt-able LCD
Hard to reach places more accessible
Photos in awkward spaces can now be captured with ease using the tilt-able LCD screen. Want to capture a low shot from the ground or a high shot above you? Whatever the angle, the NEX-C3’s variable angle screen helps you get those shots and more, while always keeping your images sharp.
16.2 MP Exmor™ Sensor with BIONZ™ Processor
Enjoy excellent photo quality with this large image sensor that offers great performance, with a responsive BIONZ™ image processor for excellent images.
Noise Reduction and ISO
Take remarkable images in low light with the Exmor™ Sensor and BIONZ™ Processor, and select up to ISO 12800 for beautiful photos without a tripod or flash.
Soft Skin Effect
Detecting up to eight faces, beautiful portraits are ensured with the automatic smoothing of skin blemishes and minor wrinkles, while images always stay sharp.
Make your subjects stand out from the scene with a blurred background, and use the live preview on the LCD monitor before applying the changes.
Ensure beautiful image quality with a mode that automatically analyzes the subject and scene, and determines the exposure needed for it.
Instantly focus on faces to apply optimum exposure, white balance, flash and more, while Smile Shutter automatically releases the shutter when subjects smile.
With six frames captured at high speed and combined into one, take exceptionally clear nighttime images with reduced noise without a flash or a tripod.
It’s easy to get sharp, high-quality images in low light or telephoto shooting, with six shots taken and digitally combined into a single photo that captures the mood.
Capturing three frames rapidly and digitally combining them into one image, you can create striking images with a super-realistic range of shadow and highlight detail.
Up to 5.5 Frames Per Second (fps)
Shoot continuously up to 5.5 fps in Speed Priority Continuous mode with the large Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor and responsive BIONZ™ Processor.
Get fast and precise auto-focusing with Continuous AF that simultaneously refocuses according to movement, and Single-shot AF that locks on a subject in focus.
When power is switched off, a built-in anti-dust system enables a vibration that shakes off dust on the sensor to keep it clean, and reduces blemishes on images.