Sony NEX-3N: Conclusion

October 1, 2013 by Howard Creech Reads (24,507)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Image/Video Quality
    • 8
    • Features
    • 7
    • Design / Ease of Use
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 8
    • Expandability
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.60
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


Bridge cameras “bridge” the gap between two different types of camera. The NEX-3N tries to bridge the gap between compact point-and-shoot digital cameras and enthusiast oriented interchangeable lens cameras. The third generation NEX-3N was designed to meet the needs of a wide demographic. This camera should appeal to serious shooters looking for a compact camera with lots of creative potential, casual shooters looking for an easy to use interchangeable lens camera that automatically makes all exposure decisions, and amateur photographers looking to move up from their P&S digital camera to something with a bit more sophistication and flexibility.

The NEX-3N is capable (with very little effort on the part of the user) of consistently and dependably delivering high quality images and excellent HD video. The NEX-3N successfully combines the P&S simplicity and ease of use of a compact digital camera with the larger sensor and lens interchangeability of a DSLR. To put that another way –the Sony NEX-3N makes the switch from P&S digital cameras to interchangeable-lens cameras as simple and painless as possible. 


  • 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
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