Summary: We were really impressed with the Sony Nex-3N . With an affordable price, we have a camera that provides image and video quality, and a solid and easy to handle. The result is a machine that actually puts at ease those who want to make the leap from a compact “ point and shoot ” to a platform enabling them to unleash their creativity with the ultimate in ease of use.This camera is also a valid option for those looking forward to learning something more about the world of...
Pros: Design and finishing care, Quality of the images above-average ability to shoot in RAW, Excellent signal / Noise ratio.
Cons: Non-touch display, it lacks the electronic viewfinder, difficult access, the RAW mode.
Excerpt: During the winter of 2013, Sony announced their smallest NEX model yet, with the introduction of the NEX-3N. The world's smallest interchangeable lens camera to offer an APS-C sized image sensor (as of 2/2013), the NEX-3N shares similar specs to their NEX-F3, with a few "enhancements".
Conclusion: Sony doesn't quite have the same range of proprietary optics as the Micro Four Thirds system, but there is still a good choice available, with third-party manufacturers also making optics for the brand. There's certainly a much wider choice than what is currently available for rival CSCs such as the Olympus PEN MiniNikon 1 J3 and Panasonic GF5
Excerpt: The smallest Sony NEX -series camera to date—and the most compact camera featuring an APS -C sensor—the 16 megapixel NEX -3N is one of the company’s latest entry-level mirrorless models. The camera offers a few updates to its predecessor like a zoom lever and, importantly, a pop-up flash. But the NEX -3 also loses a couple of options, including the multi-accessory port of the older camera.
Summary: If price has been the only thing keeping you from buying an ILC, you officially have no more excuses left. While the NEX-3n isn’t the best ILC on Sony’s roster, at this price it’s worth every penny. Shooters used to sub-$500 compacts should be very pleased with what they get in this camera, and it’s a solid entry point to the E-mount lens system, which has been steadily gaining steam since its inception.
Summary: Sony has delivered a capable, pocketable camera with the convenience of a compact. While the Power Zoom control makes perfect sense when used with a compatible lens, only two such lenses exist. The lack of an accessory port also suggests that Sony is targeting the NEX-3N at a user with little intention of building up a system.