Sony NEX-3NL 16.1MP Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm lens

Item # SNNEX3NLB (Part # NEX-3NL/B)
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Sony's NEX-3NL 16.1 MP Digital Camera with 16-50mm lens, the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, boasts a 16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for superior image rendition, a 180-degree tilting LCD screen for easy self-portraits and full HD movie shooting at 60i/24p.

16.1 MP Exmor HD APS Sensor?For Incredible Detail and Gorgeous Enlargements
Because of the NEX's large 16.1 MP APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the stunning camera achieves high resolutions with no tradeoff for low-light sensitivity. As camera manufacturers continue to race to the top of the megapixel mountain, Sony is stepping up their game. The 16.1megapixel Exmor Sensor will produce amazing detail in an enormous range of light conditions.

16-50mm Lens Boasts Motor Zoom Lever and Body Control
A new, modern digital camera is nothing without its lens system ? Sony's NEX-3NL boasts a new SELP 16-50mm lens with motor zoom lever and body control. What does this equate to? The new zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming, even when shooting self-portraits.

Interchangeable Lens Changes the Playing Field
As billed by Sony as the world's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, the NEX appeals to those shooting enthusiasts who have outgrown the limited capabilities of their compact point-and-shoot models yet aren't quite ready to carry around a relatively large DSLR. This type of camera offers the power and flexibility of an interchangeable lens system with full manual features and improved-upon point-and-shoot performance ? without the added bulk of a DSLR.

Beyond the myriad of advanced features, this camera represents an amazing value for a design so ahead of its time; further, there is essentially no other camera like it in its class that can compete for quality parts/build, renowned Sony customer support and ease-of-use.

Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 4-3/8 ? 2-2-1/2 ? 1-3/8 in (109.9 x 62 x 34.6 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions


Key Features

16.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
New SELP1650 power zoom lens with motor zoom lever and body control
A new zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models.
Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy
The NEX-3Ns tiltable LCD screen flips up 180 degree to make shooting self-portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work.
Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies
Record stunning high quality Full HD video4 in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD format, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
Built-in flash built into compact body
Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash2 combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting.
Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
With a new Exmor sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sonys flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-3N easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000.
Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject
Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.
Newly designed anti-slip grip

Perfect for self-portraits or casual snaps, the natural form ensures quick, comfortable handling and makes the camera easy to carry around. In addition, the textured grip prevents slipping even when shooting one-handed or when using exceptionally large lenses.


Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens
Measuring just 3/16" (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you never miss the moment. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four Aspherical elements, resulting in a high performance lens that is surprisingly compact.
Picture Effect modes
The NEX-3N includes 15 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.

Photo Creativity feature

NEX-3N provides easy access to most Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real-time on the LCD screen. The ability to combine settings offers nearly unlimited creative control, and lets you compensate for tricky lighting.

Superior Auto mode

Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results. Superior Auto also includes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, both of which employ image compositing technology to handle difficult lighting by recording multiple images at high speed then compositing them to produce the final photo.

Anti-Motion Blur mode

Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.

Hand-held Twilight Mode

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures?beyond the capability of traditional cameras without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.

Face Detection/Smile Shutter

Set NEX-3N to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter adjustable in three levels automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are at their brightest.

Creative Style

Tailor the look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of six settings Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White depending on the scene or your creative intent.



Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor
Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera

Imaging Sensor

Imaging Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
Processor: BIONZ image processor
Anti Dust: Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration
Pixel Gross: 16.5M pixels (approx.)
Effective Picture Resolution: 16.1M pixels (approx.)
Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Color Space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with
Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Still Image Size 16:9: L (14 MP) 4912 x 2760, M (7.1 MP) 3568 x 2000, S (3.4 MP) 2448 x 1376
Still Image Size 3:2: L (16 MP) 4912 x 3264, M (8.4 MP) 3568 x 2368, S (4 MP) 2448 x 1624
Panorama Still Image Size:
Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M)
Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M)
Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M)
Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode:
FX - 1920 x 1080/60i @ 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/60i @ 17Mbps
FX - 1920 x 1080/24p @ 24Mbps
FH - 1920 x 1080/24p @ 17Mbps
HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p @ 12Mbps

VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p @ 3Mbps
Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

LCD Display

LCD Type: 3.0" TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees; Down: Approx. 13 degrees
Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
Coverage: 100%
Live View: Continuous Live View
Real-time image adjustment display: Yes(On/Off)
Histogram: Yes (On/Off)
Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square Grid, Diagonal + Square Grid, Off)
Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Focus Control

Focus System: Contrast-detect AF
Focus Points: 25 points
AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus
(DMF), Manual Focus
Focus Area: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot
Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Features: Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
AF Illuminator: Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4" - 9' 9" (0.3m-3.0m)

Exposure System

Picture Effect(s): 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
Color Temperature: 2500 ? 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
ISO: Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200)
Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Handheld Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom

Drive System

Burst Buffer:
JPEG Standard (9 shots)
JPEG Fine (9 shots)
RAW (5 shots)
RAW+JPEG (4 shots)
Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 4 fps
Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter


Flash Bracketing: +/- 2.0 EV
Flash Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO200) 4 (in meters at ISO100)
Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.

Convenience Features

Self Timer: Yes,10/2 second delay selectable
Red-Eye Reduction: Yes, On/ Off selectable
Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Advanced Features

Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Smile Shutter technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)


BRAVIA Sync: Yes, via HDMI with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
DC IN: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
HD Output: HDMI (Type C mini)
Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo/Pro-HG Duo/PRO-HG HX Duo media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI cable
Tripod Mount: Yes
USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

Weights and Measurements

Dimensions (Approx.): Approx. 4-3/8 ? 2-2-1/2 ? 1-3/8 in (109.9 x 62 x 34.6 mm) (W/H/D) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.): With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.5 oz. (269 g)
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only): Approx. 7.4 oz. (210 g)


Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM NP-FW50 (7.2V)
Battery Capacity: 1020 mAh
Number of Still Images: Approx. 480 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)


Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
Operating System Compatibility: Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows 7 SP1; Windows 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data

Service and Warranty Information

Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor


Supplied Accessories:
SELP1650 lens
Lens cap
Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Micro USB cable

SELP1650 lens
Lens cap
Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
Shoulder strap
Body cap
Micro USB cable
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