Sony Alpha NEX-C3

  • Sony Alpha NEX-C3
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Based on 47 scores, 62 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    13
  • Good:
    27
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Small for an APS-C sensor camera.
  • Very good image quality.
  • APS-C sensor with superb noise performance.

Cons:

  • Some basic settings buried in menus.
  • Custom button replaces shooting mode.

Expert reviews and ratings

By CamcorderInfo on

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

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 80

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...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 80

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...

By RegHardware on 85

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...

By Macworld UK on 80

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...

By GadgetSpeak on 84

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...

By PC Pro on 83

Sony's new baby features improved performance over its predecessor, and the best image quality of any mirrorless system camera we've...

By TechCentral on 70

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...

By Digital Camera Buyer on 100

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...

By Photo Answers on 80

Compact System Cameras are getting even smaller! Sonys latest model, the NEX-C3, claims to be the smallest to come with an APS-C sized sensor chip. Simplicity is often the most desired asset when buying a new camera. This is why it makes so much...

By Camera Labs on 86

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 is the first of the second generation NEX models. The big selling point of the NEX range is its sensor which is the same size as most DSLRs. It's significantly bigger than the Micro Four Thirds sensor used in the Panasonic...

By Computeractive on 80

Better resolution and battery life than its NEX-3 predecessor, but more of a consolidation than a massive leap forward...

By Pocket-lint on 70

OK, so not a great deal has changed between the NEX-3 and the NEX-C3, expect for the addition of that ‘C’, a couple of million extra pixels, some fun digital effects, plus the ability to squeeze slightly more shots out of a battery charge....

By ePHOTOzine on 90

Like the Sony NEX-5, the NEX-C3 has an over-reliance on the menus, and it can be a little time consuming trying to find some of the more advanced options. The NEX-C3 is a compact mirrorless camera, although the current lenses don't make the most of...

By TechRadar on 60

Compact system cameras (CSCs) such as the Sony NEX-C3 are all the rage at the moment. Their promise of DSLR-quality images from a lightweight compact camera form is certainly a tantalising prospect, for snap-shooters and enthusiasts alike. As the Sony...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

While much of the NEX-C3 remains exactly the same as its predecessor, the addition of a newly developed 16.2MP Exmor CMOS sensor does raise overall image quality up a notch from what we’ve previously seen. Add to this the introduction of digital...

By DPexpert on

REVIEW—SONY NEX-C3] by terry on 8 September 2011 Price: $850 with 18–55mm lens New and improved THE LOW-DOWN: This camera replaces the NEX-3 with a few changes. It is even smaller than its predecessor, which makes the lens appear even...

By Digital Photography School on

Soon after Sony introduced its first NEX models I have to say I got a bit of a shock to learn that one of the models had hit the dust. Apparently, the cheaper model, Sony NEX-3, had not found favour with buyers and, less than a year old, the camera...

By T3 Magazine on 80

Sony clearly decided that it didn’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater when moving up from the NEX-3 to NEX-C3, so existing owners should not feel a compulsion to upgrade. However, for newly interested parties there’s the appeal...