Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Small for an APS-C sensor camera.
Very good image quality.
APS-C sensor with superb noise performance.
Aperture priority movie exposure mode.
Results-based Photo Creativity modes.
Improved Custom menu layout.
Good image quality.
Improved start up time.
Smaller and lighter than its predecessor.
Tilting 3-inch LCD.
Includes removable flash.
Some basic settings buried in menus.
Custom button replaces shooting mode.
Lacks 1080 AVCHD video.
No hotshoe - fiddly flash connector.
1600 ISO limit in iAuto mode.
Poor menu system.
No Quick Menu layout.
Smart Accessory Terminal fitting.
No viewfinder (nor accessory option).
Battery life still not long lasting enough.
No eye-level EVF.
Limited E-mount lens selection.
Only supports 720p MP4 video.
Ergonomics can be a bit tricky depending on lens selection.
In-camera menu interface could be more intuitive.
Can be bulky paired with the 18-55mm kit lens.
By CamcorderInfo on May 01, 2012
The NEX-C3 did reasonably well in our video tests, but the camera is not a top choice for someone looking to primarily shoot video. The camera tops out with a 1280 x 720 video resolution, which is technically HD, but is not the same resolution as...-
By Photography Bay on April 09, 2012
The Sony NEX-C3 rounds out the bottom end of the NEX line; however, it’s still quite the full-featured camera. I’ve already raved about the Sony NEX-5n (aside from a now-fixed problem with the audio capture in movie mode). The NEX-C3 is...-
By PC Advisor on February 29, 2012
The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is a solid option for photographers who want a compact interchangeable-lens camera with a good feature set and above average-image quality. It has most of the same features as the higher-end NEX cameras, so you'll get good...80
By Gadget Guy Australia on February 08, 2012
With a tilting screen, arty effects and DSLR-sized sensor, the Sony NEX C3 is an excellent and versatile walk-around mirror-less interchangeable compact camera. Sony’s NEX C3 is different from Sony’s larger digital SLR bodies, taking...80
By RegHardware on December 30, 2011
Viewfinding and fiddle factor aside, it’s virtually impossible to argue with the image quality – at high ISOs the NEX-C3 is incredibly impressive, relative to its price, size and in comparison to fully-fledged DSLRs. It’s true that...85
By Macworld UK on December 08, 2011
Upgrading the year-old NEX-3, comes the 16.2-megapixel NEX-C3. This is more refinement than revolution, but like the compact Pentax Q the C3 can slot in a pocket if the lens is removed, thanks to a 33mm body depth. For just under £500, the C3 comes...80
By GadgetSpeak on November 25, 2011
The Sony NEXC3KB is described as an Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera, what a lot of people would call a DSLR, it is small and easy to use but still has most of the ability you would expect from a DSLR unit, meaning excellent...84
By PC Pro on November 24, 2011
Sony's new baby features improved performance over its predecessor, and the best image quality of any mirrorless system camera we've...83
By TechCentral on October 31, 2011
When it comes down to picture quality, the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is the Little Engine That Could you easily get image quality on par with most of the DSLRs out there in a much smaller package. If you use it like a point-and-shoot, then you'll...70
By Digital Camera Buyer on October 27, 2011
The NEX-C3’s incredible image quality really won us over. Sony’s latest is a fantastic option for anyone looking to invest in a compact system cameraOverall Our provides the latest photography news, reviews, previews, features and...100