Sony NEX-3N

  |   by DigitalCameraReview Staff

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.

  • Pros

    • Excellent image quality
    • User interface is perfect for consumers stepping up from P&S digital cameras
    • Fast and accurate AF
  • Cons

    • No hot shoe
    • Poor placement of zoom slider on lens barrel

Quick Take

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



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