Showing posts with label NEX-F3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEX-F3. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sony NEX-F3 Kit at $350

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Sony NEX-F3 with 18-55mm OSS for $350


The Sony NEX-F3 kit is currently $350 at Sears. The deal is only available at actual brick and mortar stores. Go to the Sears website and check for local availability. The current price of the NEX-F3 kit at Amazon is $459. Who can argue with a savings of over $100? This is a nice backup for your current NEX setup.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sony NEX-3N Camera with PowerZoom Lever



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Sony NEX-3N Promotional Video


Here is Sony's latest temptation for point and shoot users. The NEX-3N is the fourth generation of the entry level NEX cameras. The NEX-3N has a zoom lever, similar to point and shoot cameras, that controls the Sony 16-50mm PowerZoom interchangeable lens. There is also the Sony 18-200mm PZ lens which can be controlled by the NEX-3N. The NEX-3N is the first NEX camera to support the new “TRILUMINOS Colour”. TRILUMINOS Colour along with a BRAVIA TV with TRILUMINOS Display will provide expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images from the NEX-3N camera are played back.

The NEX-3N will sell for $499 with the 16-50mm Power Zoom lens.
  • Super-compact interchangeable lens APS-C camera weighs just 210g
  • No-fuss self-portraits with 180° tiltable LCD screen and zoom lever
  • Large Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels and high sensitivity, for detail-packed, low noise photos and Full HD video
  • Beautiful compositions made easy with new Auto Object Framing
  • Light, compact body with pop-up flash

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Sony NEX-3N with Flash Up


Sony NEX-3N Technical specifications
NEX-3N
Image sensor
Exmor APS HD CMOS with approx. 16.1 effective megapixels
Autofocus system
Contrast-detection with 25 AF points
ISO sensitivity range
Still images: ISO 200 – 16000
Movies: ISO 200 – 3200 equivalent
Movie recording format
AVCHD 50i/25p
Optical viewfinder
N/A
LCD screen
7.5cm / 3.0-type 460K-dot; tilt angle up 180°
Continuous shooting
4 fps (approx.)
Picture Effect
11 modes, 15 effects
Dimensions
109.9 x 62.0 x 34.6 mm (approx.)
Weight (with battery and memory card; approx.)
269 g
Weight (body only; approx.)
210 g
Battery life (approx.)
480 shots (CIPA standard)
Connections / interfaces
Multi/Micro USB* (allows charging); HDMI Type D
*Supports Micro USB compatible device
Built-in flash
GN4; ISO 100·m / (GN6; ISO 200·m)



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Sony NEX-3N with 16-50 Power Zoom Lens


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NEX-3N vs NEX-F3 vs NEX-C3 vs NEX-3 Size Comparison

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NEX Cameras and Lenses Firmware Update February 2013

Sony has released seven firmware updates for Sony NEX cameras and lenses. Here is a quick summary of the changes.

Sony NEX-7 Camera Firmware v1.02
  • Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retraction
  • Adds auto-exposure bracketing ranges of 1.0EV, 2.0EV, and 3.0EV
  • Improves indication for using the "Flexible Spot" setting
  • Improves image quality when using a wide angle lens
  • Improves response for showing auto review images
  • Adds the capability to enable or disable the MOVIE button

Sony NEX-6 Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE

Sony NEX-5R Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for hybrid af compliant lenses: SEL1018, SEL35F18, SELP18200, SEL30M35, SEL50F18, SEL18200LE

Sony NEX-5N Camera Firmware v1.02
  • Support for 16-50mm Power Zoom lens, image compensation and mechanical retraction
  • Updates the RAW data format version. After installing this update, distortion correction of RAW data is available with Image Data Converter version 4.2 or later
  • Adds auto-exposure bracketing ranges of 1.0EV, 2.0EV, and 3.0EV
  • Improves the AF response for situations where the distance of the subject changes considerably
  • Improves stability when operating the camera using the [Lens Compensation: Distortion] "Auto" and [Picture Effect] "Miniature" settings at the same time
  • Improves camera operations when using the [Exposure Compensation] and [Intelligent AF] settings

Sony NEX-F3 Camera Firmware v1.01
  • Support for SELP1650 image compensation

Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens Version 02
  • updates the firmware for the SEL-30M35 E-mount lens to version 02 which provides the Fast Hybrid AF function. Note: Only when attached to the NEX-6 or NEX-5R.

Sony 50mm f/1.8 Lens Version 02
  • updates the firmware for the SEL-50F18 E-mount lens to version 02 which provides the Fast Hybrid AF function. Note: Only when attached to the NEX-6 or NEX-5R.

So there are seven new firmware updates for you NEX products. Go to the Sony eSupport website or your regional Sony support website, enter the part number of the product you want to update, navigate to the drivers and software tab, and click on Firmware. Read the instructions multiple times and have your NEX camera fully charged before starting the upgrade process.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Download Sony NEX-F3 Manual in PDF

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Sony NEX-F3 Parts and Controls



Here is the Sony NEX-F3 instruction manual in Adobe PDF. It provides descriptions of the cameras controls, basic operation, and general usage recommendations. The NEX-F3 manual in PDF can be previewed and downloaded here via Google Drive.

USB charging for NEX cameras introduced with the Sony NEX-F3, shown below.

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Sony NEX-F3 USB Charger and AC Adapter



The alpha manual for the Sony NEX-F3 provides further instruction on using the camera. The alpha manual shows how to use the extensive features of the NEX-F3. The alpha manual for the NEX-F3 can be previewed and downloaded here.

Below is a new feature for the NEX system introduced by the Sony NEX-F3.
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Sony NEX-F3 Auto Portrait Framing



Some picture effects available on the NEX-F3.
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Sony NEX-F3 Picture Effects

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Meet NEX Junior Sony DSC-RX100

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Sony DSC RX100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-F3



Here is the new Sony DSC-RX100 aka NEX Junior. The RX100 is an enthusiast fixed lens compact camera with a 1" sensor, 4x larger than the average point and shoot. The camera comes with a fast Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 3.6x optical zoom lens, 28-100mm f/1.8-4.9. The RX100 produces 20.2 megapixels JPG and RAW images with native ISO range of 125-6400. It can also captures 1080p HD Video at 60 frames per second.

We dubbed it the NEX Junior since it shares most of the features with the NEX system cameras in a smaller and lighter form factor. Here is a quick comparison between the DSC-RX100 against the new Alpha NEX-F3.

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Sony DSC-RX100 vs NEX-F3 Rear View



CombatantsSony Alpha NEX-F3Sony DSC-RX100
Number of effective pixels16.1 megapixels
4912 x 3264 pixels
20.2 megapixels
5472 x 3468 pixels
CCD SensorAPS-C CMOS Sensor
23.4 x 15.6 mm
1" Type CMOS Sensor
13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop Factor(1.5x) 18-55mm Lens
= 27-82.5mm FOV
(2.7x) 10.4 - 37.1mm Lens
= 28-100mm FOV
ISO Range100 - 16000125-6400
(80-25600 with Multi Frame
Noise Reduction)
Lens MountSony NEX E-mountFixed Zoom Lens
Flange Focal Distance18mm-
Focusing25 Point Contrast AF
and Manual Focus
25 Point Contrast AF
and Manual Focus
Image StabilizationIn Lens (Optical Steady Shot)Optical Steady Shot
Shutter Speed30s to 1/4000 with Bulb Mode30s to 1/2000 with Bulb Mode
Continuous Shooting Speed10 frames per sec.10 fps.
LCDTiltable 3" Diagonal
921,600 Pixels
Fixed 3" 4:3
1,228,000 Pixels
ViewfinderOptional Electronic
OLED 2.4m dot
None.
Video Capability1920 x 1080 / 60p-24p
AVCHD and MPEG4
1920 x 1080 / 60p
AVCHD and MPEG4
Dimensions4.61 x 2.64 x 1.65 in.
(117 x 67 x 42 mm)
4 x 2.3 x 1.4 in.
(102 x 59 x 36 mm)
Weight11.08 oz (314 g) No Lens7.51 oz (213 g)
Battery Life (CIPA)470 Shots per charge330 Shots per charge
Price$600 with 18-55 OSS Lens$650


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Sony RX100 Lens Extended vs NEX-F3 with 18-55mm Lens



Sony DSC-RX100 Hands On Video



Check out the Sony Store for complete specs of the DSC-RX100 Camera.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 Pre-Order $599 Kit

Sony NEX-F3 Hands On Video


The Sony NEX-F3 Kit is available for pre-order for $600 with the 18-55mm OSS Lens. The F3 will be available mid June. The video above shows the new features of the Sony NEX-F3:
  • 16000 ISO max for low light photos.
  • New image processor.
  • Full HD 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD video
  • Auto Portrait Framing
  • 180° tilt self portrait lcd,
  • Built-in flash.
  • Clear Image Zoom.
  • 470 shots per charge.
  • USB Charging.
  • Smart Terminal II for FDA-EV1S Oled Viewfinder.
  • Comes in Black, Silver, or White.

The new Sony 18-200mm OSS LE lens is also available for pre-order. It's smaller than the original 18-200mm lens and is clad in black. It will be available in early July 2012.

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Sony NEX-F3 Front, Rear, Iso View

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New Sony 18-200mm LE Zoom Lens with OSS



See more Sony NEX-F3 pictures from our previous post.

Sony NEX-F3 3rd Generation Mirrorless Camera

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Sony NEX-F3 with 16mm Lens


It's hard to believe that a 3rd generation NEX body is available. The 16.1 mp Sony NEX-F3 continues the lineage from the NEX-3 to the NEX-C3 as an entry level interchangeable lens mirrorless camera. F can either stand for "flip" for the LCD screen, which is a first for the NEX system. F can also stand for "flash", which is now built-in similar to the flagship, Sony NEX-7.

The NEX-F3 introduces USB charging for the NEX cameras. This will make your travel kit smaller since the battery charger is not necessary. A wall socket to USB adapter can be shared with other electronic devices.

The NEX-F3 also introduces Auto Portrait Framing which identifies the model's position and trims the scene to produce a pleasing portrait composition. Self portraits are easy with the new flip screen.

Clear Image Zoom doubles the effective magnification of the lens using Sony's Pixel Super Resolution Technology. Another new feature for NEX cameras.

Video resolution is now 1080p/60i or 24p, up from the NEX-C3's 720p resolution.

The NEX-F3 is compatible with the FDA-EV1S electronic viewfinder for the NEX-5N.

The Sony NEX-F3 Kit with 18-55mm lens is $600 and is available for pre-order for a June 2012 delivery.

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Sony NEX-F3 180 Degree Flip LCD


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USB Rechargeable Sony NEX-F3


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Sony NEX-F3 Built in Flash


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Sony NEX-F3 with Black 18-200mm OSS Lens

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sony NEX-F3 Sneak Peek

Sony NEX-F3 16.1 Megapixel Camera


bibogue at dpreview posted a sneak peak at the upcoming Sony NEX-F3.  It looks like the 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor from the NEX-5N will make it's way into the NEX-F3.

F stands for flash? We're not sure but the new F3 comes with the same pop up flash button found on the Sony NEX-7, seen below.

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Sony NEX-7 Built In Flash Guide Number=6


We are not sure whether an accessory evf will be compatible with the NEX-F3.

Here are the specs of the Sony NEX-7 flash which most likely will be the same for the NEX-F3.
  • Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number : 6 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Recycling Time : Approx. 4 sec.
The NEX-F3 replaces the NEX-C3 and the NEX-3 before that. The NEX-C3 and NEX-3 came with the HVL-F7S flash which was attached atop the body via the smart accessory terminal.