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Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera - NEX3NL/W

Abt Model: NEX3NLW | UPC Code: 027242864110
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16.1 MP Exmor APS-C sensor for great images/ World 's smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera/ New SELP1650 lens with motor zoom lever and body control/ Create easy self-portraits with 180 tilting LCD screen/ Full HD movie shooting 60i/24p/ Built-in Guide Number 6 Flash brightens the scene/ Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction/ Intelligent AF system keeps subject in focus automatically/ Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject/ Up to 4 FPS shooting to capture the decisive moment/ 16.1 MP Exmor HD APS sensor/ New SELP1650 power zoom lens with motor zoom lever and body control/ White Finish
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Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera - NEX3NLW


  • 16.1 MP Exmor® HD APS sensor You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the large 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor® APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • New SELP1650 power zoom lens with motor zoom lever and body control A new zoom lever on the body of the camera allows for effortless one-handed operation and smooth zooming* even when shooting self-portraits, bringing compact camera convenience to the realm of interchangeable-lens models.
  • Beautifully composed self-portraits made easy The NEX-3N’s tiltable LCD screen flips up 180° to make shooting self-portraits a snap. Include other people, experiment with interesting angles or shoot against famous landmarks. When you press the shutter, the camera does all the work.
  • Full HD 1080/60i/24p or 1080/30p MP4 movies4 Record stunning high quality Full HD video4 in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 60i/24p Blu-Ray quality AVCHD™ format5, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format.
  • Built-in flash built into compact body Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in Guide Number 6 flash1 combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting.
  • Up to ISO 16000 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction With a new Exmor™ sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the NEX-3N easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 100 to ISO 16000.
  • Auto Object Framing fills the frame with your subject Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.
  • Newly designed anti-slip grip Perfect for self-portraits or casual snaps, the natural form ensures quick, comfortable handling and makes the camera easy to carry around. In addition, the textured grip prevents slipping even when shooting one-handed or when using exceptionally large lenses.
  • Compact, easy-to-carry PZ 16-50mm kit lens Measuring just 3/16” (29.9mm) when fully retracted, this SELP-1650 retractable zoom lens is super compact and easy to carry so you never miss the moment. It covers a 16mm to 50mm range (35mm equivalent = 24-75mm) for flexible shooting, and is equipped with one ED (extra-low dispersion) and four Aspherical elements, resulting in a high performance lens that is surprisingly compact.
  • Picture Effect modes The NEX-3N includes 15 effects that can be applied to photos or movies, giving you the means to vastly expand your artistic repertoire. The ability to view effects in real-time on the LCD screen6 before the shot lets you experiment with different looks until you are satisfied with the result.
  • Photo Creativity feature NEX-3N provides easy access to most Picture Effect settings as well as controls for Background Defocus, Brightness, Color and Vividness. Just activate Photo Creativity, choose the appropriate item then adjust while viewing in real-time on the LCD screen. The ability to combine settings offers nearly unlimited creative control, and lets you compensate for tricky lighting.
  • Superior Auto mode Use Superior Auto mode to shoot photos and movies with the ease of a compact digital camera. In this mode, the camera recognizes the current shooting environment then adjusts settings for optimal results. Superior Auto also includes Auto HDR and Hand-held Twilight modes, both of which employ image compositing technology to handle difficult lighting by recording multiple images at high speed then compositing them to produce the final photo.
  • 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.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures—beyond the capability of traditional cameras—without 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.
  • Face Detection/Smile Shutter Set NEX-3N to recognize faces and smiles. Face Detection locates up to eight faces in a composition then adjusts exposure, white balance and other settings based on these faces. Smile Shutter — adjustable in three levels — automatically takes a shot when smiles in the scene are at their brightest.
  • Creative Style Tailor the look of photos and movies before shooting. Choose from one of six settings — Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset or Black & White — depending on the scene or your creative intent.
  • Speed Priority Continuous mode Freeze fast-moving subjects by shooting at up to 4 fps. This is the ideal solution for photographing sports, children at play or other action.
  • Up to 480 Shots6 of battery life Take up to 480 shots on a single charge6 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.
  • PlayMemories Home supplied software5 Free, easy-to-use PlayMemories Home image management software automatically installs onto Windows PC’s for Sony Digital Camera users. Download photos and movies onto your computer then view, organize, edit, retouch, print, burn to disk, share or upload to social networking websites.5
  • 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, and shoulder strap.


Advanced Features

  • Face Detection: On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)
  • Image Stabilization: Lens-based (where applicable)
  • Auto High Dynamic Range: Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Yes (eight faces max)
  • Sweep Panorama: Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)


  • Lens Compatibility: Sony E-mount, operation with Minolta/Konica Minolta Maxxum A-mount lenses confirmed via optional LA-EA1/LA-EA2 adaptor
  • Lens Mount: Sony E-mount
  • Camera Type: Interchangeable Lens Digital SLR camera

Convenience Features

  • Self Timer: Yes,10/2 second delay selectable
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes, On/ Off selectable
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes
  • View & Index: Single (with or without shooting information), RGB histogram and highlight/shadow warning, 4/9-frame index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 13.6x, M: 9.9x, S: 6.8x), Auto Review (10/5/2 sec, Off), Image orientation (On/Off), Slideshow, Panorama scrolling, Folder selection (still), Forward/Rewind (movie), Delete, Protect

Drive System

  • Burst Buffer: JPEG Standard (9 shots) JPEG Fine (9 shots) RAW (5 shots) RAW+JPEG (4 shots)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed: Continuous mode: 2.5 fps, Speed Priority Continuous mode: 4 fps
  • Drive Mode: Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.) (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing
  • Self-timer: 2-sec. or 10-sec. delay
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/4000 to 30 seconds, bulb
  • Shutter Type: Electronically-controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane shutter

Exposure System

  • Picture Effect(s): 11 modes (15 effects): Posterization (Color, B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Mono, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature
  • Auto Exposure Lock: Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
  • Color Temperature: 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait , Landscape, Sunset, Black & White (Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes: (Auto, Level, Off)
  • Exposure Bracketing: 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps
  • Exposure Compensation: Still images: +/-3.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable) Movies: +/-2.0 EV(1/3EV steps selectable)
  • Exposure Settings: iAUTO, Superior Auto, Programmed AE (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama, Scene Selection
  • ISO: Stills: ISO 100-16000 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (100-3200) Movies: ISO 100-3200 selectable in 1 EV steps, Auto (200-3200)
  • Metering: Advanced 1200-zone evaluative metering
  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Metering Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Noise Reduction: Long Exposure NR: (On/Off, available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second) High ISO NR: (High/Normal/Low)
  • Scene Mode(s): Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
  • White Balance Mode: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom


  • Flash Bracketing: ±2.0 EV
  • Flash Compensation: ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
  • Flash Coverage: 16 mm (focal length printed on lens body)
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Flash off, Auto flash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.
  • Flash Type: Built-in, Pop-up Auto
  • Guide Number: 6 (in meters at ISO200) 4 (in meters at ISO100)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast-detect AF
  • Focus Points: 25 points
  • AF Modes: Single-shot AF(AF-S), Continuous AF(AF-C), Auto Focus, Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus
  • Focus Area: Multi Point (25 points)/ Center-weighted/ Flexible Spot
  • Focus Sensitivity: EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
  • Focus Features: Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
  • AF Illuminator: Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3' 4” - 9' 9” (0.3m-3.0m)

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor (23.5 X 15.6mm)
  • Processor: BIONZ™ image processor
  • Pixel Gross: 16.5M pixels (approx.)
  • Effective Picture Resolution: 16.1M pixels (approx.)
  • Focal Length Conversion Factor: 1.5x
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters


  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
  • DC IN: Yes via optional AC-PW20AM (sold separately)
  • HD Output: HDMI® (Type C mini)
  • Memory Card Slot: Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media - SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
  • Tripod Mount: Yes
  • USB Port(s): USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0” TFT LCD (460,800 dots)
  • Angle Adjustment: Tilt angle: Up: 180 degrees; Down: Approx. 13 degrees
  • Brightness Control: Auto, Manual (5 steps between -2 to +2)
  • Coverage: 100% Live View: Continuous
  • Live View
  • Real-time image adjustment display: Yes(On/Off)
  • Histogram: Yes (On/Off)
  • Peaking: Yes (Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off, Color: White/Red/Yellow)
  • Grid Display: Yes (Rule of Thirds, Square Grid, Diagonal + Square Grid, Off)
  • Customization: Grid, Histogram display, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback


  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® NP-FW50 (7.2V)
  • Battery Capacity: 1020 mAh
  • Number of Still Images: Approx. 480 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)


  • Media Type: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Color Space: sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG (Standard, Fine, Extra Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
  • Still Image Size 16:9: L (14 MP) 4912 x 2760, M (7.1 MP) 3568 x 2000, S (3.4 MP) 2448 x 1376
  • Still Image Size 3:2: L (16 MP) 4912 x 3264, M (8.4 MP) 3568 x 2368, S (4 MP) 2448 x 1624
  • Panorama Still Image Size: Horizontal Wide: 12,416 x 1,856 (23M) Horizontal Std.: 8,192 x 1,856 (15M) Vertical Wide: 2,160 x 5,536 (12M) Vertical Std.: 2,160 x 3,872 (8.4M)
  • Video Format: AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
  • Video Mode: AVCHD: FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/ 30p@3Mbps
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Audio Format: Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Stereo Microphone
  • Still Image File Format: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3format), 3D MPO (MPF Extended compliant)

Service and Warranty Information

  • Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year Parts & Labor


  • Supplied Software: Supplied Software: PlayMemories Home, Image Data Converter Version 4
  • Operating System Compatibility: Operating System Compatibility: Windows® XP SP3 (64-bit and Starter Editions are not supported, Windows Image Mastering API(IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs.) Windows Vista® SP2 (Starter Edition is not supported) Windows® 7 SP1; Windows® 8; Mac OS X(v10.5 -v10.8) (Image Data Converter, PlayMemories Home is not Mac compatible)

What's In The Box:

  • SELP1650 lens
  • Lens cap
  • Rechargeable battery (NP-FW50)
  • AC adaptor (AC-UB10)
  • Shoulder strap
  • Body cap
  • Micro USB cable

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1 lbs
  • Shipping: 5 lbs

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 1.38"
  • Height: 2.50"
  • Width: 4.38"

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Parts And Labor
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TypePoint and Shoot
Effective Pixels16.1 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoYes
Height (inches)2.5
Width (inches)4.38
Depth (inches)1.38
Built-In FlashYes
Focal Length1.5x
Focus ModesPortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur
Image StabilizationLens Based
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeTiltable
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Storage MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo?/Pro-HG Duo? media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Power SourceLithium battery
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Color temperature range 2500 to 9900K, Custom


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Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera

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A great camera!


from Hampton Roads

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

So far this camera works great! I've been using this to get better photos than with my snapshot, a Canon S90. I figured it was time for an upgrade. I'm by no means a pro or even a novice and I wanted something I didn't want to have to fiddle with much. The photos come out crisp and colorful and I couldn't complain. I do plan to upgrade the lens that came with it as I think this is a good starter camera for those like me who with the right tool would become more interested in composing photos instead of just taking them. That's where I'm at with this model and I'm looking at my lens options for the future. Highly recommended.


Best purchase


from Boston, ma

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

This camera Alpha nex-3n is the best camera.


Incredible camera


from Fredericksburg, VA

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

This Sony camera is just like all their other ones. Rugged, reliable feature packed and at a great price. Its like a Hondo you always know what you are getting and its just plain reliable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


GREAT Camera


from La Paz Baja California Sur, México

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

I've had this Camera [white NEX-3NL model], and i absolutely love it, i ask a friend of mine about a camera that be light, small, and with pretty good quality on photos, i didn't had any idea of Photography, i was looking something else, and my friend told me and talked me about the NEX series and i decided to plunge into this one, and now i want more not because this was a poor camera, but because this camera is so good and perfect that make me wanna jump into a more professional/enthusiast/hobby camera like the a99 or a65, etc. This is a great Camera if you want to start into this world of Photography 'cause is pretty easy to use and comfortable, with all the menus, buttons, etc. And take clear images and great as you can see in the example images. it takes great photos in dark/twilight situations and with the long exposures, i'm stil experimenting with this camera with the included lens 16-50 mm and also bought the 20mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens "pancake", great pictures with both lenses. I absolutely recommend this camera.!!! I'm Pretty Happy With my Purchase.

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from COS, colorado

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

So I absolutely LOVE the camera!! If you've never had a DSLR then it can be aitttle hard to use and take a minute to learn so im still not able to get pictures in low light without TONS of noise and distortion but hoping that's just me. Its still tiny and light but takes amazing DSLR quality photos it has so many features it almost has it all and if you've never had anything more then a point and shoot then it defiantly has enough all you will need to begin for sure!!! But so my main complaint is I have had the camera just over a month, I got the white one and it is getting little cracks in the paint a few all over in different places near the screws and just open areas too!! I have treated the camera perfectly with the most care there is no reason it should have cracks im VERY UPSET!!! And also maybe my fault but when I got it I used it the next day without thinking about getting a screen protector for the LCD first and from just ONE use of hanging it around my neck letting it dangle a few hours taking 100's of pictures the LCD screen is RUINED so horribly scratched its hard to see through on areas it makes seeing the screen at certain angles really hard. I've never had a screen scratch so easily so fast so bad ever! I only wish there was something I could do now. Otherwise LOVE the camera cant wait to get to try the newer ones !! I give it 3 1/2-4 stars because if its already this messed up from a couple uses it doesn't seem like it will last very long and for the price it should be a little more sturdy and last 2-4 years or more!!!

(44 of 46 customers found this review helpful)


A large sensor tiny camera that ticks all t' boxes


from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera:

Sony NEX series cameras have always attracted my attention due to their tiny dimensions, 1.5x crop factor large sensor, high capacity battery and very good image characteristics. However, I've never gotten one since they were not ticking all the boxes for me. For example the earlier kit zoom lens of NEX was both very large and not stellar in image quality, so I wanted a better and smaller one. I also wanted a good video recording capability with a power zoom option, which I use very often. I needed peaking support for manual lens use. And as a final point, since this camera will replace my compact digicam and will be shared with my family, a simple built in flash and a zoom rocker control next to the shutter release was an important need from usability perspective. NEX-3N delivers all these points with style, and for only $450, such a good deal! It comes with a wonderfully tiny power zoom lens which has a very useful 16-50mm (24-75mm eqv) range. It is a no-frills camera but has all the necessary features and the most important thing, its image quality rocks! Not only that, but also wonderfully clean and clear full HD movies, during which you can zoom with the compact camera style zoom rocker. I have sold all my other compacts and my large DSLR. This Sony replaces them all. Wonderful camera.

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Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera

Sony White Compact ILC Digital Camera


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