Sony NEX-C3 Review

4.0
August 22, 2011 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens Mount
Sony A-mount NO
Sony E-mount YES
Lens Compatibility
All types of Sony A-mount lenses YES (Requires A-mount adaptor)
All types of Sony E-mount lenses YES
Minolta & Konica Minolta α/MAXXUM/DYNAX lenses YES (Requires α-Mount adaptor)
Image Sensory
Image sensor type CMOS sensor
Image sensor colour filter R, G, B, Primary color
Size (mm) 23.5 x 15.6mm (APS-C size)
Camera
Total sensor Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 16.5
Effective Pixels (megapixels) Approx. 16.2
Automatic White Balance YES
White balance: preset selection Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash
White balance: custom setting YES
White balance: types of color temperature 2500 - 9900 k with 19-step Magenta , Green compensation
White balance bracketing NO
ISO Sensitivity Setting ISO200 - 12800 equivalent
SteadyShot INSIDE
System: Sensor-shift mechanism NO
SteadyShot INSIDE scale (in viewfinder) NO
Camera-Shake warning (in viewfinder) NO
SteadyShot INSIDE capability NO
SteadyShot INSIDE compatibility NO
*SteadyShot INSIDE was previously known as Super SteadyShot  
Anti-Dust
Charge protection coating on Low-Pass Filter and electromagnetic vibration mechanism YES
Auto Focus System
TTL phase-detection system NO
Contrast AF system YES
Sensor 25 points
Sensitivity Range (at ISO 100 equivalent); EV NO
Eye Start AF System (on off selectable) NO
AF Area: Wide focus area NO
AF Area: Spot NO
AF Area: Local focus area selection NO
AF Area: Multi Point YES (25 points)
AF Area: Center Weighted YES
AF Area: Flexible Spot YES
AF Modes Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus Autofocus Mode? Single-shot AF, Continuous AF
Predictive Focus Control YES
Focus Lock YES
AF Illuminator YES (with built-in LED type)
AF Illuminator range (meters) Approx. 0.3m - Approx. 4.0m (E 16mm F2.8),Approx. 0.5m - Approx. 3.0m (E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)
Auto Exposure System
Light metering type 49-segment metering by the image sensor
Light metering cell Exmor™ CMOS Sensor
Light metering: Multi segment YES
Light metering: Spot YES
Light metering: Center weighted YES
Exposure: Automatic YES
Exposure: Program Auto YES
Exposure: iAUTO YES
Exposure: AUTO+ NO
Exposure: Shutter priority YES
Exposure: Aperture priority YES
Exposure: Manual YES
Exposure: Scene selection YES
Sweep Panorama YES
Anti Motion Blur YES
AE Lock NO
Exposure compensation YES (+/-2EV with 1/3EVsteps)
AE Bracketing With 1/3 EV / 2/3 EV increments, 3 frames
Shutter
Type Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
Shutter Speed Range (seconds) 1/4000 - 30 and bulb
Flash Sync Speed; second 1/160
Flash
Built-in-Flash Guide Number (in meters at ISO 100) 7 (connect to Smart accessory terminal)
Flash Metering System Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation +/-2.0 EV (1/3 EV steps)
Built-in-Flash Recycling Time (approx. time in seconds) 4
Flash Mode Flash Off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync
Wireless flash mode NO
Red-Eye Reduction YES
Flash Popup NO
Viewfinder
Type NO
Focusing Screen NO
Field of View (%) NO
Magnification (with 50mm lens at infinity) NO
Eye Relief NO
Diopter Adjustment NO
Live View
Live View YES
LCD screen
Screen Size 7.5cm(3.0type)
Monitor Type TruBlack LCD
LCD Total Dot Number 921.600
Brightness adjustable YES
Tilting screen YES (Up?Approx.80°Down?Approx.45°)
Recording
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Speed-priority Continuous, 10 seconds and 2 seconds Self-timer
Continuous-Advance Rate (approx. frames per second at maximum) Approx.5.5 frames persecond at maximum, Continuous-advance rate:Approx.2.5 frames persecond at maximum.
Number of Continuous Advance JPEG (L size, Fine): 18/14 images, RAW: 6 images, RAW+JPEG: 6 images
Recording Media Memory Stick PRO Duo™,Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Recording Format JPEG (DCF v.2.0, Exif v.2.3, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible, RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format), RAW & JPEG
Image Size L - JPEG (pixels) 4912 X 3264 (16M)
Image Size M (pixels) 3568 X 2368 (8.4M)
Image Size S (pixels) 2448 X 1624 (4M)
Panorama size:Max. degrees of sweep angle(focal length 16mm/18mm) Wide: 7152 X 1080(7.7M), Standard: 4912 X 1080(5.3M), 16:9: 1920 X 1080(2.1M)
Still Image quality RAW, RAW + JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Movie Recording Format MP4
Video Compression MPEG-4 Visual
Audio recording Format MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Movie recording mode - AVCHD NO
Movie recording mode - MP4 YES, 1280 x 720 (29.97fps,Approx.9Mbps/Approx.6Mbps),640 x 480 (29.97fps,Approx.3Mbps)
Noise Reduction (Long exp.NR) On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second
Noise Reduction (High ISO NR) YES (Auto/Weak)
Noise Reduction (Multi Frame NR) NO
Color Space (sRGB) YES
Color Space (Adobe RGB) YES
Color mode/DEC/Creative styles Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W
Dynamic Range Optimizer Off, Auto, Advanced: Level
Playback/Edit
White/Black Out Alert YES
Index Playback YES
Enlarge (Maximum magnification) L size: 11.8x, M size: 8.8x, S size: 6x
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
General
InfoLITHIUM Battery Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
Exif Exif Ver.2.3
Exif Print YES
PictBridge NO
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Greek, Turkish
Zone Matching NO
Depth-of-Field Preview NO
PRINT Image Matching III YES
Remote Release Terminal NO
IR Remote Control NO
DPOF(Digital Print Order Format) YES
Indicator of remaining memory space (CF) YES
Beep Sound On,Off selectable
File Number Memory On,Off selectable
Folder Name Mode Standard and Date
Operating Temperature (degrees C) 0 - 40
Jacks
Video Out NO
HD/HDMI™ Out YES
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed YES
USB Mode Mass Storage (PC connection) / PTP
Power/Others
Battery System NP-FW50
Supplied Battery NP-FW50
Stamina (battery life in CIPA condition) Approx. 400 shots
Weight (g) Approx. 225
Dimensions
Width (mm) 109.6
Height (mm) 60
Depth (mm) 33

Entry Tags

hd video, hd, 3 inch LCD, 720p, 16 megapixel, hdmi, compact system camera, sony, mirrorless, 5.5fps, nexc3, nex c3, nex-C3, Sony NEX-C3, Sony NEX-C3 Review

Tracker Pixel for Entry