nexf3 First picture of the Sony NEX F3 leaks

Sony is expected to update its entry level NEX camera family shortly and the new model has now been confirmed to be the NEX-F3. A single picture of the new camera – or at least part of it – has made its way onto the internet and it looks like it's at least bringing one new feature with it.

Sony is expected to update its entry level NEX camera family shortly and the new model has now been confirmed to be the NEX-F3. A single picture of the new camera – or at least part of it – has made its way onto the internet and it looks like it's at least bringing one new feature with it.

Not much is known so far about the NEX-F3, but piecing together information posted on Sonyalpha Rumors gives us at least an idea as to what to expect. The camera was expected to launch last month, but was apparently delayed for some unknown reason. The big selling point of the NEX-F3 was said to be a "180 degree LCD" and it was suggested that it would work much in the way as the display on Samsung's MV800, i.e. it tilts up and over for self-portraits. We're not entirely sure if this will be the case or not, but as you can see from the picture below, the NEX-F3 does indeed appear to have a swivel display of some kind and it doesn't appear to be the same kind of swivel display as the NEX-C3 has.

nexf3 First picture of the Sony NEX F3 leaks

We also know from this picture that Sony has stuck a 16.1Megapixel sensor in the NEX-F3, which is actually 0.1Megapixels less than in the current NEX-C3. The design has clearly been changed, although only marginally so, but one interesting addition is the flash button located just behind the NEX accessory port. This suggests that the NEX-F3 might have a built in flash which would be a big selling point. The NEX-F3 is expected to be announced sometime in the middle of next month now, so we'll either have to wait for more leaks or the official announcement to find out more about this upcoming camera from Sony.

Source: DPReview forums