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Sony Alpha NEX3AB NEX-3A 14.2MP Compact Interchangeable Lens HD Digital Camera with 16mm Lens and 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens in Black
by Sony
Date first available at Amazon.com: July 27, 2010

Buy new: $849.95 $699.95

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Technical Details
– 14.2 megapixels ExmorTM APS HD CMOS sensor – Large (APS-C size) image sensor captures very high resolution
– Interchangeable 16mm f/2.8 Wide-Angle Lens – Interchangeable 18-55mm E-Series Lens
– Tiltable 3.0" LCD. Accepts A-mount lenses via LA-EA1 adapter.
– One-touch movie record captures crisp, detail-packed HD video clips and stereo sound for easy storage and sharing
– Capture extra-wide images and view in 3D on compatible TV

Product Description
The performance of a DSLR without the size and weight. The NEX-3 stands apart as the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera available today. Experience gorgeous HD movies, astounding low-light pictures, continuous shooting up to 7 fps, incredible panorama shots, and Live View on a tilting 3-inch LCD.

Smallest in class

This is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera (as of April 2010). We removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the flange back distance from 44.5 mm to 18 mm. The result has all the quality of an a DSLR, but is 48% smaller and 49% lighter than Sony’s a230.

Interchangeable lenses

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

APS-C size HD image sensor

The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized a DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical2 image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between snapshots and photographs, delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.

HD movie recording

Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.

14.2 megapixel resolution

You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the 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.

Up to 7 frames per second

Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 7 fps continuous shooting at full 14.2 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.3 fps.

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