Sony NEX-F3 press release

DSLR-quality images made easy with light, compact new NEX-F3 camera from Sony

17 May 2012

  • APS-C size image sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels
  • 180° tiltable LCD for easy self-portraits
  • Built-in flash helpful in low-light conditions
  • Auto Portrait Framing for easy, top-quality portraits
  • AVCHD (50i/25p) ensures smooth, high quality video
  • Clear Image Zoom doubles effective focal length while maintaining full pixel count
  • Great results made easy with Superior Auto mode
  • Long 470 shot battery life and easy USB charging

Have fun exploring the creative world of high-quality imaging with interchangeable lenses. If you're looking for DSLR-style results with less to carry, the NEX-F3 compact system camera from Sony makes 'big-camera' picture quality refreshingly accessible.

The pocket-sized NEX-F3 features the same space-saving mirrorless design as other cameras in the α E-mount family. Far bigger than sensors found in point-and-shoot compacts, the 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor captures more light for flawless, low-noise stills and crisply detailed Full HD video (50i/25p). Just like traditional DSLR cameras, it's easy to create beautiful defocus effects with your subject focused sharply against a smoothly blurred background.

Self-portraits are simple, too. Just hold the camera at arm's length and flip the LCD 180° to see yourself clearly. Then press the shutter button, or let Smile Shutter take the picture for you automatically.

Shooting options in dim light or indoors are broadened with the additional of a useful built-in flash. As introduced on the acclaimed NEX-7, this handy pop-up flash lets you brighten up portraits and other shots without the need to carry an additional flash accessory.

The NEX-F3 helps inexperienced photographers craft top-quality portraits without effort. Auto Portrait Framing identifies your sitter's position, trimming the scene to create beautifully composed, high resolution portrait photos.

Getting close to your subject used to mean packing a more powerful lens. But now you can enjoy high-quality close-ups with Clear Image Zoom that doubles effective magnification of your lens. Unique to Sony, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology maintains superb image detail, tones and textures. Ideal for travel and everyday shooting, it's a great way to boost your maximum focal length without carrying extra hardware.

New to digital photography? The NEX-F3 takes the guesswork out of choosing from the generous range of functions on offer. Superior Auto mode intelligently recognises a wide range of scenes and subjects, adjusting settings with the skill of a seasoned photographer.

Other refinements make the NEX-F3 a must-have choice for photographers stepping up from their point-and-shoot compact. The camera's premium feel is enhanced by a high-quality handgrip for positive, comfortable handling.

Battery stamina has also been boosted to 470 shots from a single charge – an 18% (approx.) improvement on the NEX-C3. Easy charging via USB simplifies battery top-ups when you're travelling.

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