Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

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- 16.1Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
- Tilting 3.0" LCD Display
- BIONZ Image Processor
- Full 1080/60i/24p HD Video Capture
- Up to 5.5 FPS Continuous Shooting
- 3D Sweep Panorama viewable on 3DTVs
- Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
- Auto HDR and Dynamic Range Optimizer
- Accepts Sony E-Mount Lenses
- Adaptor Accepts Sony A-Mount Lenses

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Little Big Shot

Get DSLR quality that fits in your pocket. The interchangeable-lens NEX-F3 goes anywhere to capture stunning high-res stills and Full HD video courtesy of a large 16.1MP APS-C HD sensor nestled inside its ingeniously compact form factor. The 180 tiltable LCD screen makes self-portraits foolproof and fun. A powerful pop-up flash delivers a dose of illumination to brighten dark scenes. Just getting started in photography? Shoot like a pro with Superior Auto mode which picks the optimal camera setting for yousimply click away and collect the compliments.

Pocket Professional

Get great shots, minus the fuss. The interchangeable-lens NEX-F3 camera offers the quality, creative options and flexibility of its DSLR counterparts in a much smaller, pocket-friendly format you can take anywhere. Even better, it's simple to use with an intuitive interface and incredibly effective auto mode that makes it easy to capture gorgeous images in any conditions.

Brighten Up

The NEX-F3 offers the convenience of a built-in flash right at your fingertips. Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to nail the shot, the powerful pop-up flash illuminates the frame so no detail is left in the dark.

Perfect Portraits

Now it's easy to create portraits with a truly professional look. Auto Portrait Framing mode uses Face Detection technology and the "rule of thirds" principle to produce an additional image that's cropped into a beautifully balanced portrait. And thanks to By Pixel Super Resolution technology, your portraits feature the same number of pixels as the original shots for crisp, clear images that make for gorgeous enlargements.

Focus on Yourself

Take the guesswork out of self-portraits with a 180 tiltable LCD screen. Just flip up the screen, frame the shot, then press the shutter release button. The three-second timer gives you ample time to prep for the pic so you're smiling and ready. Since the LCD faces you with a mirror image, you can accurately compose perfectly framed self-portraits, star in your own video or get in on the group shot.

Shoot Like a Pro

Does navigating camera settings seem like a daunting task? Just enable Superior Auto mode, and allow the camera to pick the perfect setting for you. Even under challenging shooting conditionslike fast action, low-light or high-contrast scenesSuperior Auto mode automatically detects the situation and activates the optimal setting for each scene. It's the easiest way to walk away with gorgeous, professional-looking photos every time.

Fascinating Picture Effects

Let your imagination run free with 15 in-camera creative effects for photos and video. Transform ordinary portraits into colorful works of art with Pop Color. Get the tilt-shift photography look with Miniature effect, or try Toy Camera for a nostalgic, lo-fi feel. And that's just the beginning. Effects are displayed in real-time on the LCD so you can test out your options and preview results before taking the shot.

16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor

The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between snapshots and photographs, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

Full HD 1080/60i/24p movies

Record super smooth 1080 Full HD Video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD format or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.

Up to 5.5 frames per second

Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps.

On-screen Help Guide

Provides a ready-reference that explains the cameras modes and settings. It walks through the cameras operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication.

Accepts image stabilized lenses

Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light.

Accessory port

Intelligent accessory port allows use of external flash, microphone and OLED EVF (all sold separately).

Multi-segment metering

Optimizes exposure based on 1200 segments. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations.

P/A/S/M operating modes

The NEX-F3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control for still image capture as well as movie mode too.

Auto Portrait Framing

Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits.

Clear Image Zoom

Utilizing Sonys exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens youre using providing greater shooting flexibility.

3D Sweep Panorama Mode

Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.

Auto HDR built into camera

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)

Face Detection technology

The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.

Six Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

Up to 470 Shots7 of battery life

Take up to 470 shots on a single charge7 with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.

ISO 200 - 16000 sensitivity

The Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processing engine combine to ensure clear imaging with reduced noise. In addition to an ISO AUTO range of ISO 200 - 3200, user-selectable sensitivity of up to ISO 16000 is offered, making it possible to capture low-light photos with reduced blur using fast shutter speeds.

180 tiltable 3.0" LCD

Self-portraits made easy 180 tiltable 3.0 Xtra Fine LCD screen and 3-second count down timer.

Live View LCD

The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.

Accepts ? DSLR A-mount lenses

Using the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of ? A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.

Dual Format Media Card Slot

For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Memory card is required. All are sold separately.

25-point Auto Focus

25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.

Peaking for Precise Focus

The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where accurate focus can make or break your shot.

Enhanced Tracking Focus

Tracking Focus continuously tracks a user-designated subject and is now more effective at tracking people. If the subject turns away from the camera, face-detection tracking automatically switches to subject tracking and continues tracking.

Photo Creativity interface Picture Effect mode

There are 11 types (15 variations) of picture effects to choose from: HDR Painting, Soft Focus, Miniature, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color (Green/Blue/Yellow/ Red), Pop Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Posterization (B/W, Color), and Rich Monotone . Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.

Sweep Panorama Mode

Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).

Hand-held Twilight Mode

Get cleaner and sharper nighttime picturesbeyond the capability of traditional cameraswithout using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.

Background Defocus control

Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention in portrait photography. But youve had to know about aperture f-stops and shutter speeds. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus.

Eight Scene Selection Modes

These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes.

HDMI output for HD viewing

Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the televisions remote8.

Supplied accessories

The kit includes a NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery, AC-UB10 USB AC charger (in-camera battery charging), Mini-B USB cable, software CD and shoulder strap.

BIONZ image processor

The brains of the camera is a refined version of Sonys BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.1 megapixel images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering.

Built-in flash

Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash2 combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting.

Convenient USB charging

Easily recharge the NEX-F3 via USB charging

Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys

Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-F3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. Its elegant, uncluttered and intuitive.

Anti-Dust Technology

Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.

RAW image capture

The NEX-F3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.

Manual Focus Assist

Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.

iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode

Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving Auto Mode so you always get the best shot.

Photo Creativity interface

The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging without complex jargon. Changes can be combined/ removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from seven different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button including; Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness, and Self-timer / Continuous Advance.

Interchangeable lenses

Compatible with Sonys E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for ? compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.

Anti-Motion Blur mode

Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.

Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)

Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.

Smile Shutter technology

Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.

Index and Slide Show Display

Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect.

Powerful supplied software10

To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and PlayMemories Home software.

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Image Sensor
Total Resolution: 16.0
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Display Specifications
Screen Size: 3.0"
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Display Type: LCD Display
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Detailed Specifications
Image Sensor: Exmor APS HD CMOS
Image Sensor:
Describes the makeup, build, and technology of the sensor that is in the camera. An Image Sensor is a device that converts an optical image to an electric signal. It is used mostly in digital cameras and other imaging devices. It is a set of charge-coupled devices (CCD) or CMOS sensors such as active-pixel sensors.

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Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
Image Stabilization:
This is a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera during exposure. Image stabilization helps in low light situations using slower shutter speeds.

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Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
Shutter Speeds:
The amount of time the shutter stay open for exposure. Measured in fractions of seconds.

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Self Timer: 2 sec, 10 sec
Self Timer:
Allows a delay between pressing the shutter release button and the actual firing of the shutter. Commonly used to give photographers time to put themselves in the shot and to take photos without having to physically have their hands on the camera during exposure.

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Focus Control
Face Detection: Off, Auto, Child Priority, Adult Priority
Face Detection:
Type of face detection that a camera has.

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Control Specifications
Exposure Control: iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), Sweep Panorama (3D), Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect, Scene Selection
Exposure Control:
The settings on a camera that adjust to get the correct exposure. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO sensitivity are generally three basic types of exposure control.

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Meter Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Meter Modes:
The various modes in which the camera will measure light. Most DSLRs and some advanced point and shoots have the ability to meter an entire scene (matrix/evaluative) or a specific point (centerweighted/spot)

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A/V Mode
Video Clip Length: MPEG-4 AAC-LC
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The longest clip that a video camera can record.

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Physical Specifications
Color: Black
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Maximum Sync Speed: 1/160 seconds
Maximum Sync Speed:
Fastest shutter speed.

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Flash Modes: Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Red-eye reduction
Flash Modes:
Different modes that determines how a flash will be used in a photo.

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Exposure Compensation: 3.0 EV (in 0.3 EV steps)
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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Exposure Compensation: +/-2EV,1/3EV steps
Exposure Compensation:
Refers to the option for the user to override the internal light meter in the camera to either OVER or UNDER expose based on middle/18% gray. This is especially useful when photographing either extremely white/bright scenes or when in very dark/dimly lit scenarios.

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Imaging & Exposure Control
ISO Speed: ISO200 to 16000, AUTO (ISO200 to 3200)
ISO Speed:
The ISO speed setting dictates sensitivity to light. The higher the ISO speed, the more sensitive the film or digital sensor is to light. Higher ISOs have the effect of noise in an image. The actual ISO at which the noise occurs varies from camera to camera. Low ISOs are generally used for brighter lighting conditions and high ISOs are often used for low light or action shots.

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Power System
Drive Modes: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority, Self-timer, Continuous Self-timer, Bracketing
Drive Modes:
Also referred to as release modes, cameras often have several different modes in which they will capture images including: single shot, continuous drive (low and high), self timer, and mirror lock-up.

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AC Adapter: AC-UB10 USB AC Charger (charges battery in-camera)
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Shooting Capacity: Approx. 470 images (CIPA standard)
Recording Data
Number of Recorded Pixels: Still Image Size 16:9 : L (14M): 4912 X 2760 M (7.1M): 3568 X 2000 S (3.4M): 2448 X 1376 Still Image Size 3:2 : L (16M): 4912 X 3264 M (8.4M): 3568 X 2368 S (4M): 2448 X 1624 Panorama Still Image Size : Sweep Panorama: horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M), verti
Number of Recorded Pixels:
"The number of recorded pixels" refers to the number of pixels in an image (a pixel is a cluster of dots). The larger the file size, the better the image quality when printed.

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Brand: Sony
Camera Attributes
Camera Type: Sony E-mount interchangeable lens digital camera with built-in flash
Camera Type:
The type of camera. Examples: SLR, point and shoot, mirrorless.

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Focusing Range: TFT Xtra Fine LCD w/TruBlack technology
Focusing Range:
The range a camera is able to focus on for a certain image.

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Focal Length: 27mm-82.5mm (35mm equivalent)
Focal Length:
The distance between the film and the optical center of the lens when the lens is focused on infinity.

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Auto Focus System: Contrast-detection AF
Auto Focus System:
The type of auto focus sytem.

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Lens Specs
Maximum Aperture: f/3.5-5.6
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How wide a lens can be opened.

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Mount Type: Sony E-mount
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In The Box

Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

E-Mount SEL 1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras (Silver)

NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1080mAh)

Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery

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USB Cable (Mini B)


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