Sony NEX-C3 Features

sony nex-c3
Release Date: November 2011
List Price: $550 USD
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The NEX-C3 is the most basic camera from Sony's 2011 mirrorless models. It lacks some of the more advanced settings (especially for video) included in the NEX-5N and the NEX-7.

Since it's not packed with a ton of features, it's also the smallest and lightest Sony mirrorless camera — good for people who want superior image quality in a portable form.

For those who want to enhance their photos, the NEX-C3 features several "creative filters" allowing you to apply effects like Pop Color, Monochrome and Toy Camera.

Camera body colors include: Black, Silver and Pink.

List of Features

Image StabilizationLens only
Memory CardSD / SDHC / SDXC
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Max. Shutter Speed1/4000
Max. Photo Capture5.5 per second
LCD3 inch (921,600 dots)
Flexible LCDYes
AutofocusContrast AF
25 multi-point
Face Detect AFYes
Aspect Ratios3:2 and 16:9
Sensor Dimensions23.4 x 15.6mm
ISO Range100-12800
Movie ModesMP4
1280 x 720 (30 fps)
640 x 480 (30 fps)
Movie SoundStereo
HDMI PortYes
Accessory PortNo
Built-in FlashNo
Compatible LensesSony E-mount
Sony ALPHA with adapter
BatteryNP-FH50 LiIon
Dimensions4.33 x 2.36 x 1.56in
110 x 60 x 33mm
Weight7.9oz (225g)