Every detail of life, beautifully revealed.
Meet your new partner for capturing life's most inspiring moments. The Alpha NEX-3N delivers high-resolution photos and exquisite Full HD movies, all with excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. This thoughtfully designed, feature-filled interchangeable-lens camera features a large APS-C size sensor, a built-in pop-up flash, 4 fps continuous shooting and much more. The 180° tiltable LCD makes self-portraits foolproof and fun. And with Auto Object Framing, it's easy to produce beautifully balanced, perfectly framed shots of nearly any subject.
"By far the most impressive entry-level Sony ILC (interchangeable lens camera) we've seen... It's a fantastically capable camera, and it looks great too."
Large sensor for gorgeous images.
The NEX-3N features a large 16.1-megapixel Exmor HD APS-C sensor—the same sensor format typically found in full-size DSLR cameras. Combined with premium Sony CMOS technology, the NEX-3N achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. You'll achieve lavishly detailed photos that make for lovely enlargements, not to mention Full HD video of incredible richness and clarity.
The easily accessible 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.
Self-portraits made easy.
Thanks to the NEX-3N's tiltable LCD screen, snapping self-portraits has never been easier. Or more successful. Say goodbye to all those throwaways—since the LCD screen flips up a whole 180°, you can make sure you're perfectly positioned in the frame before pressing the shutter. Include your friends for a group shot, experiment with interesting angles or star in your own video clip.
Fantastic Full HD video.
Record stunning, high-quality movies at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution in either 60i or 24p frames per second (records in 29-minute segments). Choose the AVCHD™ codec for exquisite Blu-ray Disc™ picture quality, or record in the PC-friendly MP4 format which lets you compress files for easy upload to sites like Facebook® and YouTube™.
The NEX-3N offers the convenience of a built-in flash right at your fingertips. Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to nail the shot, the powerful pop-up flash illuminates the frame so no detail is left in the dark. Combined with high ISO sensitivity, you'll be able to shoot in nearly any setting.
The perfect composition.
Give your photos a professional look with the help of Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus technology, Auto Object Framing turns ordinary photos into beautifully balanced compositions by automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly. It's an effortless way to achieve perfectly framed photos every time.