Sony Alpha NEX-3A with 16mm lens reviews and prices: Mirrorless camera

37 customer reviews

+ This digital camera has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 37 reviews.
Sony Alpha NEX-3A with 16mm lens: 14.2 MP (Megapixels), SD Card storage, Optical Image Stabiliser image stabiliser digital Mirrorless camera. See full product description

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LESLIE, Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the NEX 3 is a fully featured camera that combines size and quality.
it is easy to use and offers a high degree of functionality.
it allows the photographer to concentrate on the photo without needing to worry about the technology.
I have recently upgraded the firmware and now have even more functionality!
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2013

john, norfolk Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
image quality is excellent for a camera of its size. also if you do the firmware update there is a whole load of creative features.
Bad points:
at 16mm lens is a little to wide. it takes a while to get use to the menus. not a great point and shoot camera but more one where you have to earn your results but when you do they are great.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2011

Ron, Leeds Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
ability to change lenses
Bad points:
not having the flash integral
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Nov 2011

Paul , Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast
Bad points:
restricted Standard lens
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Nov 2011

john, portsmouth Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
THE TUTORIAL
Bad points:
COULD HAVE HAD A MORE POWERFUL ZOOM...YOUR LENS IS FAR TOO EXPENSIVE.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 7.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Feb 2012

Terry, Southampton Keen amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
very compact, available lenses are of superb quality
Bad points:
very slow start up time - mine takes 6 secs
I downloaded the software to improve this but it is still the same
Tel Sony technical who say this is normal!
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Features 1.0
Build Quality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Aug 2011

Barbara , Sutton, Surrey Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very clear images. Panoramic feature. Easy to follow instructions
Bad points:
Can't attach lens cover to camera so real danger of losing it. In order to zoom you have to buy a separate lens. I wanted this camera to take on holiday to South Africa. I visited a camera shop in Port Elizabeth to enquire about buying the zoom lens and was informed by the proprietor that because the cost of this lens was so high he was refusing to stock this particular camera.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2011

Product Features

Camera Type Mirrorless
Resolution (Pixels) 4592x3056
Screen size (Inches) 3
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Colour Red
Colour Black
Colour Silver
Media format SDHC Card
Media format SD Card
Media format Memory Stick PRO Duo
Media format Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
Media format SDXC Card
PictBridge No
Macro Mode Yes
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 239
Flash Yes
Body Only No
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 117.2x62.6x33.4
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f2.8
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 49
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Manufacturer's Description

The amazing new NEX-5 and NEX-3 ultra-compact digital cameras from Sony make DSLR-quality images accessible to everyone. Step up to DSLR picture quality, quick shooting responses and the convenience of interchangeable lenses, plus smart features like AVCHD video and Sweep Panorama. Teaming serious creative possibilities with stylish looks, the ultra-compact new NEX-5 and NEX-3 digital cameras from Sony are beautifully easy to use.

So small, so beautiful

The NEX-5 and NEX-3 from Sony offer DSLR-style picture quality and shooting responses in an ultra-compact digital camera that won’t weigh you down. With the slim-line ‘pancake’ lens attached, it’s easy to slip the NEX-5/NEX-3 ultra compact digital cameras into a jacket pocket or bag.

Brilliantly easy to use

Pro-style pictures have never been so accessible. The NEX-5 and NEX-3 ultra compact cameras from Sony feature an intuitive new interface that’s so easy to use. Just make adjustments with the jog dial and soft keys. There’s also an on-screen shooting guide with handy tips to help everyone take better pictures without fuss.

Pro picture quality

The new NEX-5 and NEX-3 digital cameras feature a DSLR-sized 14.2 effective megapixels Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor. Far bigger than the sensor in simple point-and-shoot compact cameras, it’s the key to detail-packed DSLR-quality images with extremely low picture noise and beautiful defocus effects.


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