Sony NEX-C3 with Sony NEX-3 Comparison

Sony NEX-C3 and Sony NEX-3 Main Features

  • August, 2011
  • June, 2010
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 14 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 200 - 12800 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • 6.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 7.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • 1280 x 720 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 110 x 60 x 33 mm, 225g.
  • 117 x 62 x 33 mm, 297g.
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Sony Alpha NEX-3 with Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Overview

Let's compare Alpha NEX-C3 with Alpha NEX-3. Both cameras produced Sony. These models are included in the Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras. Sony NEX-C3 was released in 2011, and Sony NEX-3 in 2010. Alpha NEX-C3 is newer, which is a plus. Alpha NEX-3 1 years older. However 1 years, the difference is not so bad.
The sensor resolution of Alpha NEX-C3 is greater than that of Alpha NEX-3. However, the difference of 2 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Alpha NEX-3), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. Both cameras feature a 3-inch tilting screen.
Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Sony Alpha NEX-C3 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting. Sony Alpha NEX-C3 has 7.0 fps continuous shooting.

General Alpha NEX-C3 Alpha NEX-3
Brand Sony Sony
Model Alpha NEX-C3 Alpha NEX-3
Announced August, 2011 June, 2010
Body Type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Lens Mount Sony E Sony E
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5 1.5
Number of Lenses 116 116
Macro Focus Range n/a n/a
Screen Size 3" 3"
Screen Type Tilting Tilting
Screen Resolution 920k pixels 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder None None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 25 25
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.0 fps 7.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync, Rear Curtain, Fill-in
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.4 x 15.6 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 365.0 mm² 365.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 14 MP
Max Image Resolution 4912 x 3264 4592 x 3056
Max Native ISO 12800 12800
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
Max Video Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Video Formats MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Center Weighted
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery Life 400 shots 330 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model NPFW50 NPFW50
Weight 225 g 297 g
Physical Dimensions 110 x 60 x 33 mm 117 x 62 x 33 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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