Last week Sony announced a new version of their NEX-3 camera, the NEX-C3. Cosmetically the camera has remained the same to a large degree, but Sony says that the micro four-thirds shooter boasts a 20% improvement in battery life over the last and an improved UI which will hopefully simplify the utility of the cameras for those that are less than familiar with photographing. Comparable to the previous iteration this point and shot DSLR has a 16.2 megapixel sensor, a tiltable 3-inch display, the ability to capture 720p video, auto HDR modes, 3D sweep panorama mode and much more packed into an 8oz solid metal top casing.
The NEX-C3 ultra-compact digital camera will be available this August in silver, black and pink with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens for about $650. It will also be offered in black only with a 16mm lens for roughly $600.