There are a dizzying amount of cameras available to any one consumer, and with that comes a nauseating amount of specs. Adding to that list is Sony’s newest entrant into the compact interchangeable lens category, the NEX-3N.
The NEX-3N is said to be slightly smaller than the previous iteration and offer improvements that are probably largely indistinguishable to the average joe. That said, Sony is quick to point out that the NEX-3N is the smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sized sensor – it weighs 210g (269g w/ battery and memory card) in case you were wondering. The pop up flash continues in this model, as does the 16.1MP sensor with a max IOS of 16,000. There is also a 3-inch LCD screen that can swivel 180-degrees allowing you to quickly and effortlessly grab self portraits or film full HD movies however you see fit. And a single battery charge will net you, at least according to Sony, 480 shots.
The NEX-3N is compatible with up to 13 E-mount lenses that offer a wide variety of focal lengths controllable by a simple switch mounted next to the shutter button. Adding to that is Sony’s TRILUMINOS Color feature which is said to offer a “dramatically expanded palette of vivid, ultra-realistic colours when videos and still images are played back on any BRAVIA TV with support for TRILUMINOS Display” and Sony’s Auto Object Framing that auto crops the frame and hopefully produces the best possible shot composition.
No word on a US release date, but the Sony NEX-3N hits EU stores sometime this month for a yet to be disclosed price.