Consumers have shown, over the last few years, that they love compact digital cameras with interchangeable lenses that combine the ease of use and convenience of a point and shoot camera with DSLR features like larger sensors, improved performance, better image quality, and interchangeable lenses. Sony’s new NEX-3N’s list price is $500–for the camera and a 16mm-50mm/f3.5-f5.6 zoom. The NEX-3N is aimed directly at P&S digital camera users who want to move up to a reasonably priced camera that provides more control, better image quality, and interchangeable lenses without any significant increase in size or operational complexity.
- Excellent image quality
- User interface is perfect for consumers stepping up from P&S digital cameras
- Fast and accurate AF
- No hot shoe
- Poor placement of zoom slider on lens barrel
Designed for photographers who want to step up from a point and shoot camera, the Sony NEX-3N has a lot of offer in a very compact device.
Read Our Full Review: Sony NEX-3N Review: Stepping up to Mirrorless