Sony NEX-3: Stylish and Compact, but is it Worth it?
2 September 2011
Excerpt: Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILC) are becoming increasingly popular. This new breed started gaining momentum with micro four-thirds cameras like the Olympus PEN E-P1, which use 4/3-type sensors that are half the size of sensors used in entry-level digital SLRs and about nine times the size of sensors used in compact cameras. The latest development in the MILC segment is models that use APS-C size sensors.
Excerpt: A few days ago I could tell nobody about this newbie. I was under an NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) from Sony. The Sony NEX-3 was a hot camera! So Sony gave me a review unit of the Sony NEX-3 three days, explaining that they were so fearful of leaks that a Sony person would collect it from me when my time was up: “Can’t trust couriers — they’ve been known to open up boxes and leak the info to competitors!
Excerpt: Like the Samsung NX100 , Sony's Alpha NEX-3 boasts a 14.2Mp APS-C-sized sensor. Twinned with the dual lens kit we were sent - featuring both a 16mm f/2.8 fixed focal length pancake lens for those who want the most diminutive camera and lens combo, and a more all-encompassing 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom - this is a versatile starter package.