nex3n Sony Electronics Asia Pacific announces the NEX 3N

Sony announced the NEX-3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the NEX-5 back in early 2010. Now three years later we finally see a update to the NEX-3 whilst the 5 has already gone through two upgrades since, the 5N and the most recent 5R.

Sony announced the NEX-3 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the NEX-5 back in early 2010. Now three years later we finally see a update to the NEX-3 whilst the 5 has already gone through two upgrades since, the 5N and the most recent 5R.

The differences between the NEX-3 and NEX-3N are many but here's a short list highlighting the changes worth noting.

NEX-3N  NEX-3
16.1-megapixel image sensor

 14.6-megapixel

1080p HD video

 720p video

180 Degree tiltable LCD

80 degrees up & 45 degrees down

 4 frames per second (approx)

2.3 frames per second

269 grams (w/battery)

297 grams (w/battery)
480 shots (CIPA Standard)

330 shots (CIPA Standard

11 Scene Modes 7 Scene Modes
 ISO 200-16000  ISO 200-12500
 Electronic Zoom Control

No electronic zooming control


What may be a little confusing to the consumer is the NEX-F3. It confused us at first because the NEX-F3 was released before the NEX-3N and with the NEX-3 being so long without a replacement it was easy to assume the NEX-F3 was a replacement. With such a small compact body sporting an APS-C sensor and interchangeable lenses the NEX-3N makes for a formidable upgrade path for any point and shoot user looking to upgrade their skills.