Sony NEX-F3

  • Sony NEX-F3
80
Based on 23 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Very affordable.
  • Tilting LCD now allows portrait framing.
  • Excellent high ISO performance.

Cons:

  • Low shutter button position.
  • Menu layout seems arbitrary and takes a while to learn.

Expert reviews and ratings

By ePHOTOzine on -

The new Sony NEX-3N is this year's update to the , and features a whole new body, as well as improvements to image quality thanks to a new BOINZ image processing engine. The new body is much more compact than other Sony NEX-3 series cameras, and is...

By The Imaging Resource on -

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 that...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

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...

By Macworld Australia on 80

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,...

By Computeractive on -

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 that...

By Wired on 70

When I first picked up Sony's new NEX-F3 , I could only wonder whether its sensors would be dynamic enough to capture the giant chip on my shoulder.The camera is aimed squarely at what I think of as the purgatory market; “compact” with interchangeable...

By Expert Reviews on 80

An outstanding camera with welcome improvements over the NEX-C3, but check the latest prices on other NEX cameras before...

By ePHOTOzine on 90

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...

By CamcorderInfo on 77

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...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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...

By The Digital Camera Resource Page on -

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 90

The Sony NEX-F3 significantly improves on its predecessor with a more versatile 180 degree tilting screen, fully integrated pop-up flash and 1080 50i/25p HD video recording. The resulting camera provides a compelling upgrade path for frustrated...

By Amateur Photographer on 84

The Sony NEX-F3 is a very capable camera. What it does, it does well, and for an entry-level compact system camera its difficult to find anything that is really missing. The only exceptions, perhaps, are touchscreen control and Wi-Fi capability, as seen...

By reviewed.com on -

Sony's NEX line faces a dilemma: they provide DSLR-size sensors in small camera bodies, but these cameras also require large lenses, unlike the mirrorless competition. Sony's response to this challenge has been to endlessly advertise the thinness of its...

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By Digital Photography School on -

As I hold this new baby in my hands I don’t wonder at how Sony is pursuing an obviously successful plan with its NEX line of cameras but seriously puzzle at the situation where Canon has not entered the same interchangeable camera sector. Others, such...

By Trusted Reviews on -

The Sony NEX-F3 is the new entry level model in the company's compact system camera range. Key to its improvements over its predecessor, the C3, are a flip-up screen for easy self portraits, an in-built flash and improved grip. In this video a Sony...

By PC Mag on 90

The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 is a worthy successor to the Editors' Choice NEX-C3. The latest iteration impresses with superb image quality, even at very high ISO settings, and you get a deeper handgrip, built-in flash, and support for an optional EVF....

By Ubergizmo on -

In the end, the largest added-value of this camera is its ease of use, image quality, the “Superior” auto-mode (Sony’s own feature name) and the ability to charge and sync with Micro-USB. If you have checked the photos and videos that I have posted...

By The Verge on 72

Competition is stiff and getting stiffer, though, as Olympus and Panasonic's lineups of Micro Four Thirds cameras continue to get better and cheaper. Sony's been our favorite "small camera, big sensor" choice for a while — does the NEX-F3 continue the...