Tilting LCD now allows portrait framing.
Excellent high ISO performance.
Very good dynamic range.
Snappy performance in most respects.
Optional EVF available
Low shutter button position.
Menu layout seems arbitrary and takes a while to learn.
Division between stills and video in playback mode isn't intuitive.
Limited downward tilt for LCD.
AF performance lags SLRs and the best CSCs.
Camera's size advantage lost when a lens is attached.
LCD's 16:9 aspect ratio not suited for still.
Front-facing LCD limits downward tilt.
APS-C lenses are larger than some other mirrorless systems.
Limited lens library.
No dedicated battery charger.
Tthe SD card slot is in a bad spot for tripod users.
By The Imaging Resource on January 24, 2013
In late 2011, Sony's NEX-C3 compact system camera brought the versatility of interchangeable-lens shooting and the size advantage of a NEX-series mirrorless design into the hands of more photographers. The Sony NEX-F3 follows in the footsteps of...-
By Good Gear Guide on October 22, 2012
Sony’s cheapest, simple NEX mirrorless camera is easy to use, as long as you don’t want to exert too much control. One picture quality quirk doesn’t detract significantly from the F3’s...75
By Macworld Australia on October 16, 2012
This is not really a camera for a keen photographer who already knows their way around complex settings. But for compact users looking to step up, the NEX-F3 is hard to beat.Related Tags: camera, compact, macworld, macworld australia, NEX-F3, photo,...80
By Computeractive on October 10, 2012
For some people, photography is a passion, while for others it's just a way to capture the moment. Whatever the user, one thing that they all have in common is that they care about image quality.Sony's NEX range of cameras use the same sensors...-
By Expert Reviews on August 20, 2012
An outstanding camera with welcome improvements over the NEX-C3, but check the latest prices on other NEX cameras before...80
By ePHOTOzine on August 20, 2012
The Sony NEX-F3 is a fantastic choice for those looking at their first interchangeable lens camera. It is very simple to use once you have familiarised yourself with the menu systems and takes excellent pictures, with fantastic detail and colour...90
By CamcorderInfo on July 18, 2012
It's cameras like the Sony NEX-F3 that should have mid-range camcorders shaking in their boots. The F3 costs just $600 with its 18-55mm kit lens, and on most of our video tests it was certainly an equal to the likes of the Canon HF M52, Panasonic...77
By DigitalVersus on July 17, 2012
The Sony NEX-F3 gets a built-in flash in return for a bulkier body. Elsewhere, changes are few and far between, and the NEX-F3 is as simple, effective and pleasant-to-use as the NEX-C3. With its more reasonable price tag, it makes an excellent...80
By The Digital Camera Resource Page on July 17, 2012
Conclusion The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is easy-to-use, with a broad feature set that both beginners and enthusiasts will appreciate. Add in some of the best photo quality of any budget ILC out...-
By PhotographyBLOG on July 10, 2012
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