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Bigger Sensor, Better Pictures Get the same sensor format as a full-sized a DSLR, minus the mass. Since the APS-C image sensor is 13 times the size of a typical sensor, you'll be taking 16.2MP photographs, not snapshots. Capture more attractive portraits and gorgeously blurred backgrounds. See better in low light thanks to the larger APS-C sensor and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology.
World's Smallest and Lightest The NEX-C3 delivers the quality of a DSLR in a compact camera that's ready to go wherever you go. At roughly half the size and half the weight of a conventional DSLR it's the world's smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera (as of August 2012).
Photo Creativity Interface Get creative with artistic SLR-quality digital imaging made easy by the Photo Creativity interface. Use the control wheel to access seven functions including: Picture Effect, Background Defocus, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness and Self-timer. Review changes in real time and even combine or remove selections, all on the 3.0" LCD.
Expect More from a Camera Sony has always recognized that a digital camera could take pictures in ways that film cameras never dreamed of. That's why we've created new capabilities to take your photography further than ever. These include Sweep Panorama in 2D and 3D, Auto HDR, Handheld Twilight and Anti Motion Blur modes.
HD Movie Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in a PC-friendly MP4 format. The NEX-C3 gives you a choice of 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.
The Creativity of Changing Lenses The beauty of SLR photography is the ability to change lenses to match your shooting situation. Now Sony brings that beauty to a compact camera. The NEX-C3 gives you a choice of dedicated E-mount lenses, plus a choice of 28 A-mount lenses via an adaptor, sold separately.
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Pros: I did weeks of research before purchasing this camera. I wanted something that takes quality stills, that is small enough for mountain biking, hiking, etc...
This little camera is phenomenal. Honestly, you'd think the pictures this machine takes were from a big camera - because of it's DSLR sized sensor! It takes great low light shots because of the big sensor and mirror-system.
Its a tad heavy, which I LIKE, because it doesn't and shouldn't feel cheap. Solid construction, immaculate LCD screen, great starter lens, great battery life, great in-camera processing - for stuff like amazing panorama landscape shots.
I can't wait for summer.
Note: make sure you buy a body cap and a rear lens cover, as they do not come with this kit. Also, note that if you want 1080 p film at 24 fps, then get the nex-5, cus this one only shoots 720 at 30fps. Also, if you want a view finder, buy the nex-5. If that stuff's not important to you, then get this nex-c3, cus it's unreal...
Cons: I really don't have any right now. I'll revise in the future if problems arise.
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8/20/2011 5:34:25 PM
Tech Level: 4/5
Rating: 5/5Wow, what a snapper...
Pros: Small, not too heavy, build quality is fantastic, photo AND video quality is excellent, very nice screen. Oh, and the shutter makes it sound like a big boy camera. ;)
Cons: Lowest ISO is 200 (though not a noticeable issue), accessories are ridiculously priced (e*Bay for the win!!), has a proprietary accessory port, doesn't support the Sony Remote Commander (grrr), no 1080p video, but see below.
Other Thoughts: Kinda bummed that it doesn't shoot 1080p even though that's a memory hog, I'm sure it could, but I would rather see high speed video capability at lower res (at least 120 fps). No hot shoe is also a bum deal, but at least they have good accessories, even the tiny flash that's included isn't terrible. If you plan to shoot lots of video, definitely get the external mics, the built in ones aren't gonna win any awards. Controls have a learning curve, but they're actually good.
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