Sony NEX-F3 Ilse Jurriën : May 20th 2012 - 22:10 CET
Sony Alpha NEX-F3 digital camera : The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 digital camera delivers professional quality photos with a compact, pocket-sized body, allowing consumers to explore the creative world of high-quality, interchangeable lens photography in a refreshingly fun and entertaining way. The new Sony NEX-F3 camera features the same space-saving mirrorless design as other models in Sony's E-mount family as well as an advanced, 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, identical in size to sensors found in traditional DSLR cameras. The large sensor takes in more light during image capture, resulting in flawless, low-noise photographs and crisply detailed Full HD videos (60i/24p).
Sony NEX-F3 camera body
"Sony continues to redefine digital photography with our E-mount series, packing a large APS-C size sensor into a small, lightweight camera body to produce professional-quality images with ease," said Mike Kahn, director of the Alpha business at Sony. "Featuring a diverse set of imaging technologies and offered at a great price, the new NEX-F3 model reinforces our commitment to this rapidly growing compact system camera market."
Sony NEX-F3 flipping LCD screen
The Sony NEX-F3 camera adds a whole new perspective to self-portraits with a 180° Tiltable LCD screen, a first for Sony's E-mount camera line. By simply holding the Sony F3 camera at arm's length and flipping the LCD screen vertically, users can adjust the on-screen preview image and properly frame photos. Additionally, the new Sony NEX-F3 features a useful built-in flash to broaden shooting options indoors or in low light situations. Already introduced on Sony's acclaimed NEX-7 camera, this pop-up flash handily brightens portraits and other shots without the need to carry an additional flash accessory.
Shooting portraits with the Sony F3
The new Sony NEX-F3 camera also includes the new Auto Portrait Framing feature for creating top-quality portraits quickly and easily. This innovative feature identifies a subject's position in a composed image, and follows the "rule of thirds" to trim the scene appropriately around the subject's face, creating a beautifully composed portrait. The cropped portrait is then boosted to full resolution using Sony's unique By Pixel Super Resolution technology, which uses pattern matching to maintain superb image detail, tones and textures in the photo. Both the original and cropped image files are saved for review.
Photo features on the Sony NEX F3
By Pixel Super Resolution Technology is also used for the "Clear Image Zoom" feature, which digitally doubles the effective magnification of any lens attached to the camera. Ideal for travel and everyday shooting, it's a great way to boost maximum focal length without carrying extra hardware. Other convenient essentials added to the new Sony NEX-F3 camera include the Superior Auto mode, which intelligently recognizes a wide range of scenes and subjects and adjusts settings automatically. Battery stamina has been boosted to an industry-leading 470 shots (approx.) on a single charge - an approximate 18% improvement over its predecessor, the NEX-C3 model.
Sony NEX-F3 viewfinder accessory
The Sony NEX-F3 camera is compatible with the FDA-EV1S viewfinder accessory (sold separately), which offers a high-contrast, high-resolution OLED viewfinder display and a wide viewing angle. The Sony NEX-F3 model also features a high-quality, premium-feel grip for more comfortable handling and can be charged via either USB or a standard AC outlet.
18-200mm telephoto zoom lens for Sony Alpha NEX-F3
An ideal travel partner for the Sony NEX-F3 camera, the new SEL18200LE E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE telezoom lens offers a powerful 11x zoom range and superb resolution in an easy-to-carry package. Smaller and 12% lighter than the SEL18200 lens, the new E-mount model features Optical SteadyShot to compensate for the effects of hand-shake. The Sony NEX-F3 also features Direct Manual Focus to give users precise control over focus settings, resulting in crisp, beautiful images.
Sony NEX-F3 review
As soon as we receive a Sony NEX-F3 test sample, we will publish a sample photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Sony NEX-F3 review.