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Sony NEX-F3
8.2 out of 10

Sony NEX-F3

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Overall 8
7.8

Sony NEX-F3: Review

Review guidelines
19 September 2013
  • 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.
  • Cons: A few lenses, Viewfinder absent.
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Sony Alpha NEX-F3

Wired
8 October 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
24 September 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 7
7.2

Expert Review

reviewed
5 July 2012
  • Summary: A little grip goes a long way with Sony's solid, affordable follow-up to the NEX-C3
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Overall 7
7.2
Design 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Video quality 8
8.0

Sony NEX-F3 review

theverge.com
8 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I've recommended Sony's NEX cameras to a lot of people over the last year or so. The NEX-7 is too expensive for most people, but the NEX-C3 and NEX-5N are relatively inexpensive cameras that offer big APS-C sensors, interchangeable lenses, and a lot of nifty features and functionality.
  • Pros: Well--built, Solid image quality, Really simple to use and learn, 1080p video recording
  • Cons: Lens ecosystem is still small, A bit larger than previous versions, Slow autofocus, Dynamic range hurts image quality
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Review

Digitaltrends
16 May 2012
  • Conclusion: With cameras like this around, you can understand why we had reservations about the Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GX1 . We feel this is very nice move up from an enthusiast point-and-shoot.
  • Pros: Quality 16-megapixel stills and AVCHD movies, APS-C sized sensor, Tilting 3-inch LCD screen
  • Cons: As usual, puzzling NEX menu system, Don’t expect to capture super-fast action
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Overall 8
8.4
Features 8
8.0
Build quality 8
8.0
Autofocus 8
8.0

Sony NEX-F3 review

Amateur Photographer
3 April 2014
  • Summary: The Sony NEX-F3 is a very capable camera. What it does, it does well, and for an entry-level compact system camera it's difficult to find anything that is really missing. The only exceptions, perhaps, are touchscreen control and Wi-Fi capability, as seen on the new Samsung models.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-F3

MacWorld
23 September 2012
  • Conclusion: This is not really a camera for a keen photographer who already knows their way around complex settings. But for compact users looking to step up, the NEX-F3 is hard to beat.
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Overall 8
7.5

The NEX-F3 makes a good compromise between DSLR and compact cameras

Good Gear Guide.au
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Sony’s cheapest, simple NEX mirrorless camera is easy to use, as long as you don’t want to exert too much control. One picture quality quirk doesn’t detract significantly from the F3’s appeal.
  • Pros: Good image quality, Quick operation, simple controls, Good ergonomics and add-on features
  • Cons: Pictures are slightly underexposed, No compact kit offered
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony NEX-F3 review

expertreviews.co.uk
20 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony's NEX cameras weren't the first compact system cameras (CSCs) on the market, but in many ways they have come to epitomise the CSC ethos. Their sensors are the same size as those in consumer SLRs and image quality is just as high.
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