Summary: The Sony NEX-F3 is the right camera for those who want to achieve better photos. He does everything to minimize the possibility of error and does it well. Obviously, activating all its functions help, compromises, but at least you do not run the risk of coming home with images unusable.
Pros: Automation very good quality video and images, Autonomy.
Excerpt: The Alpha NEX series of cameras straddle two worlds. They have the sensors of DSLR cameras but compact bodies reminiscent of point-and-shoots. The large lenses signal their serious semi-pro nature, though small pancake lenses are available, too.
Excerpt: When I first picked up Sony’s new NEX-F3 , I could only wonder whether its sensors would be dynamic enough to capture the giant chip on my shoulder. The camera is aimed squarely at what I think of as the purgatory market; “compact” with interchangeable lenses and mirrorless shutter.
Pros: Lightweight. Excellent manual capabilities and good lenses that lead to sharp pictures. Surprisingly good for a 0 camera.
Cons: Flimsy-feeling plastic body does not inspire confidence. Anemic hand grip. Touchy joystick interface can get in the way of the camera’s best performance. No external battery charger, so you have to plug the camera into the wall.
Summary: The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is one of the best entry-level mirrorless cameras on the market. While its menu-driven interface isn't for everyone, its impressive photo quality and host of useful features offer a lot of bang for the buck.
Pros: Very good photo quality; low noise through ISO 1600 in low light, ISO 12800 (!) in good light, Good value for the money, Sharp 3-inch LCD display can flip upward 180 degrees, allowing for easy self-portraits, Snappy performance in most respects, Full manual controls, including RAW support; focus ...
Cons: Consistently seems to underexpose by 1/3 or 2/3 stop, Menu-driven user interface still frustrating to use, even with addition of custom button, Design annoyances: camera's size advantage lost when a lens is attached; LCD's 16:9 aspect ratio not suited for still shooting; LCD doesn't tilt downward...
Conclusion: The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a worthy successor to the Editors' Choice NEX-C3. The latest iteration impresses with superb image quality, even at very high ISO settings, and you get a deeper handgrip, built-in flash, and support for an optional EVF.
Pros: Built-in flash. Optional EVF available. Great high ISO performance. Customizable controls. 180° tilting LCD. 1080p video support.
Cons: Front-facing LCD limits downward tilt. APS-C lenses are larger than some other mirrorless systems. Limited lens library. No dedicated battery charger.
Summary: We had a great time with the Sony NEX â€“F3. From its solid construction down to its usability, it’s really a great entry level NEX camera. In our opinion, this will be a good intro camera for photography beginners who are transitioning from their point-and-shoot camera.
Excerpt: The Alpha NEX-F3 ($599) is Sony's entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. It's the replacement to the NEX-C3, with the most significant change being a new 3-inch LCD that can flip upward 180 degrees and face your subject.