Play And Print Functions
Package Contents: The Sony NEX-3N kit contains
the α (alpha series) NEX-3N digital camera body, and the SELP1650 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
retractable zoom lens.
Lens Compatibility: The NEX-3N is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller,
lighter lenses. With the optional
lens adapter, Sony α (alpha) A-mount lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Tiltable LCD Screen: The NEX-3N uses a 3" LCD
screen with 460,800 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The
screen tilts upward about 180° to help you frame low-angle shots and
self-portraits. The image flips when you tilt the LCD the full 180° so you can
properly see yourself in the frame. The camera does not have a separate
Built-in Flash: The camera has a built-in pop-up flash. The
flash has a recycling time of approximately 3 seconds. The flash range varies
depending upon the ISO sensitivity and aperture value. At ISO 200/F2.8, the
flash range is 3.3' to 6.9', and at ISO 3200, the range is 13.3' to 27.7'. The
NEX-3N offers the following flash modes:
- Autoflash: In auto mode the flash
automatically fires if it is dark or against light.
- Fill-Flash: In this mode the flash fires
every time the shutter is released.
- Slow Sync: Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image
of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
- Rear Sync: In rear sync mode, the objects illuminated by
other light sources are captured first, then the flash is fired right before
the exposure is completed.
- Flash Off: The flash does not fire.
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The NEX-3N features
an APS-C sized Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately
16.5-million total pixels and 16.1-million effective pixels.
Image Sizes: You can record still images in a 3:2 or 16:9
aspect ratio in three formats: JPEG
(with Fine and Standard compression), RAW (uncompressed images), and RAW + JPEG
(two images--one uncompressed and one compressed--are recorded simultaneously). The image sizes include:
||4912 x 3264
||3568 x 2368
||2448 x 1624
|RAW Large: 16M
||4912 x 3264
||4912 x 2760
||3568 x 2000
||2448 x 1376
|RAW Large: 14M
||4912 x 2760
Panorama: The NEX-3N lets you shoot panoramic images by
panning the camera while holding down the shutter release button. You can record
Vertical and Horizontal panoramas in Standard and Wide image sizes:
- Vertical: 3872 x 2160
- Horizontal: 8192 x 1856
- Vertical: 5536 x 2160
- Horizontal: 12416 x 1856
Movie Recording: The NEX-3N can record Full High Definition
(1920 x 1080)
movies in AVCHD (H.264). High and Standard Definition movies can also be
recorded in MP4, which can easily be uploaded to social media websites like
Facebook and You. Movie options include:
|60i 24M (FX)
||1920 x 1080 (60i)
|60i 17M (FH)
||1920 x 1080 (60i)
|24p 24M (FX)
||1920 x 1080 (24p)
|24p 17M (FH)
||1920 x 1080 (24p)
|1440 x 1080 12M
||1440 x 1080
||640 x 480
Dual Media Options: The NEX-3N accepts two types
of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick and SD Cards. Compatible Memory Sticks
include MS PRO Duo, MS PRO-HG Duo, and XC-HG Duo. Compatible SD Memory Cards
SDHC, and SDXC Cards. The camera is also compatible with Eye-Fi cards, which can
upload images from the memory card wirelessly to your computer via Wi-Fi.
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into several
E-mount lenses, including the supplied 16-50mm lens. When a SteadyShot-equipped
lens is attached to the camera, you can turn on the SteadyShot feature to reduce
the effects of camera shake. Other SteadyShot-equipped lenses include the
SEL18200LE, and the
SEL18200. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via
Control Wheel: The control wheel, located on the back
of the camera is a 4-way control (up, down, left, right) for selecting
specific functions, as well as a rotary control for browsing through menu
options and selecting still images. Pressing the center of the wheel
confirms the selection or menu item.
AF System: The NEX-3N uses a Contrast
Detection auto focusing system with 25 AF points for precise focusing. You can
choose between Single-shot AF (camera focuses when you press the shutter button
halfway) and Continuous AF (camera continues to focus while the shutter button
is pressed halfway). For moving subjects, Tracking Focus will continually track
a moving subject as it moves through the frame.
The camera offers the
following shooting modes:
- Single Shooting: Default setting for standard
picture taking--shoots one still image.
- Continuous Shooting: When you press and hold the
shutter button, the camera records the images continuously at approximately
2.5 frames per second (fps).
- Speed Priority Continuous:
When you press and hold the shutter button, the camera records the
images continuously at a maximum 4 frames per second. The maximum number of
images is 9 (with supplied 16-50mm lens).
You can set the camera to two different self-timers: 10 second for
self photos, 2 second to reduce camera shake. The camera can also take a
series of 3 or 5 continuous shots after a 10 second delay.
- Bracket (Continuous):
The camera can shoot three continuous images with the exposures shifted
automatically. This setting shoots images continuously with exposure value
shifted by plus or minus 0.3 EV, 0.7 EV, 1.0 EV, 2.0 EV, or 3.0 EV.
Exposure Modes: The camera offers the following exposure
- Intelligent Auto: The camera analyses the subject, and
allows you to shoot with appropriate settings. It recognizes and
automatically switches to Night Scene, Tripod Night Scene, Night Portrait,
Backlight, Backlight Portrait, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Spotlight, Low
Brightness or Baby.
- Superior Auto: The camera automatically recognizes and
evaluates the shooting conditions and sets the appropriate settings
automatically. The recognized scenes are the same, but the range of shooting
functions is wider than those of Intelligent Auto.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value), while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative
Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after
adjusting the aperture value manually, letting the camera set the
appropriate shutter speed.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after
adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the appropriate
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) manually.
- Sweep Panorama: You can create a panoramic image from
composed images. To shoot, pan the camera horizontally or vertically while
holding down the shutter button.
- Scene Selection: You can select an appropriate mode for the
subject or the shooting conditions to allow you to shoot the image with a
suitable setting for the subject: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset,
Night Portrait, Night Scene, and Hand-held Twilight, and Anti-Motion Blur.
Picture Effects: The NEX-3N allows you to shoot photos with
an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy
Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color,
High Contrast Mono, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, and Miniature.
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to
alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-3.0 EV in 1/3-step increments (+/-2.0 EV
Face Detection: When activated, the camera detects the faces
of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash exposure, and white balance
settings automatically. You can also select the priority face to be focused on,
or register the faces on which to automatically focus upon.
Auto Object Framing: When taking a photo of a person's
face, the Auto Object Framing feature analyzes the scene and saves another
image of the face with a more impressive composition. Combining Face Detection
and By Pixel Super Resolution technology with rule of thirds, Auto Object
Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced, full resolution
portraits. This feature can be turned off, if desired.
An advanced 1200-zone evaluative sensing system provides multi-pattern measuring for
superior exposure control accuracy in a wide range of lighting conditions. You
can select from the following methods for measuring the brightness of a subject:
Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into
multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire screen.
While emphasizing the central area of the screen, this method measures
the average brightness of the entire screen.
- Spot: This method measures light only in the spot metering
circle in the center of the frame.
White Balance: You can adjust the color tones according to the
lighting conditions. You can choose from the following WB options:
- Auto WB: This mode adjusts the white balance automatically.
- Daylight: This mode adjusts for outdoors and sunlit subjects.
- Shade: This mode adjust for shady conditions on a clear day.
- Cloudy: This mode adjust for a cloudy sky.
- Incandescent: This mode adjusts for incandescent
- Fluorescent: This mode adjusts for fluorescent lighting
with separate positions for Warm White, Cool White, Day White, and Daylight.
- Flash: This mode adjusts for flash conditions.
- Color Temperature: This mode adjusts the white balance
depending upon the light source (color temperature). It achieves the effect
of color compensation (CC) filters for photography.
- Custom: In a scene where the ambient light consists of
multiple types of light sources, use of the custom white balance is
recommended in order to accurately reproduce the whiteness.
Creative Style: This camera is pre-programmed with image styles
optimal for various scenes and purposes. For each setting, you can adjust the
contrast, saturation, and sharpness. You can choose from the following settings: Standard, Vivid,
Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, and Black & White.
ISO Settings: ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to
light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. The camera's ISO can
be set automatically (100-3200) or manually at ISO 100-16000.
Noise Reduction: The camera offers Long Exposure and High ISO Noise
Reduction (NR) to automatically reduce the grainy noise found in photos during
long exposures or high ISO settings.
Optics: The Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 retractable zoom lens
(SELP1650) is compatible with
the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm
equivalent focal length of 24-75mm, and an 83°-32° field of view for capturing
close-up portraits and expansive landscapes. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto
Optics: The lens includes one ED (extra-low dispersion) and
four Aspherical lens elements. The elements correct the curvature that naturally
occurs on the wide-angle side, as well as spherical and chromatic aberration on
the telephoto side.
Powered Zoom: The SELP1650 is the first (Alpha) series
lens with an electrically driven zoom mechanism. When the camera powers up, the
lens extends and the camera is ready for shooting. The dual function control
ring lets you zoom and focus manually, if desired.
Optical Steady Shot: The lens has built-in Optical Steady
Shot (OSS) image stabilization that gives you a 4-stop shutter speed advantage.
This enables you to capture clear, crisp, sharp images and videos.
Retractable: The lens has a unique retracting mechanism,
that allows you to collapse the lens to just 1-3/16". This makes it super
compact, and ideal for travel, and for those situations where you need a light,
compact camera and lens combination.
Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions:
Diameter=2.625", Length=1.1875" (without lens caps).
||E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6
|Angle of View
||0.82' (9.84") to 1 (12")
||f/3.5 - f/5.6 maximum
f/22 - f/36 minimum
Play And Print Functions
Playback Options: You can view images on
the LCD monitor with 3 options: with recording data
displayed, without recording data, or histogram display.
Auto Review: After an image is recorded, you can
have the camera automatically display it on the LCD monitor
for two, five or 10 seconds. You can also turn off auto
Image Rotation: Vertical shots can be
rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright
during playback. This can be done manually or automatically.
Playback Screen: You can view your photos back as
a single image on the LCD monitor, as an Index or as a Slide
Show . During Index View mode, you can view 6 or 12 images at
once. You can adjust the Slide Show mode interval from 1, 3,
5, 10, or 30 seconds.
Image Enlargement: During single image
playback you can enlarge an entire image or a select area of
an image, depending upon the image size. Small images
can be enlarged up to 6.8x, Medium images to 9.9x, and
Large images up to 13.6x. Once you have enlarged the image,
you can pan around the image to view the desired portion.
Rotating Images: Images can be rotated
counter-clockwise 360-degrees on the camera's LCD monitor
during single image playback.
Protect Images: You can protect all images on your
memory card or select only certain images to be protected
from accidental erasure.
Printing Options: The camera offers the following
- DPOF Compatible: Using the camera, you can
specify the images and the number of images to print
before you print images at a photo printing shop or with your
- Memory Card: You can print images with a
Memory Stick or SD card compliant printer.
- Computer: You can copy images to a computer
using the supplied "Picture Motion Browser" software and
print the images.
The NEX-3N is powered by the NP-FW50 InfoLithium battery (supplied). The battery
communicates data to the camera, so that the percentage of
battery power remaining can be displayed. A fully charged
battery gives you the following:
||Number of Images
|Shooting Still Images
||Approx. 240 min
||Approx. 480 images
|Typical Movie Recording
||Approx. 110 min
|Continuous Movie Recording
||Approx. 170 min
|Playback Still Images
||Approx. 400 min
||Approx. 8000 images
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires
approximately 290 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10D AC
adapter and USB cable. You can also charge the battery in the camera via USB
while plugged into your computer.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the
camera to switch to Power Save mode. You
can set the interval to 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, or 30 minutes. Once the
camera goes into Power Save mode, you can return to the shooting mode by
pressing the shutter button halfway.
HDMI Output: The NEX-3N has a micro-HDMI
(Type D) output
for connecting the camera to your HDTV, so you can view
and share photos in clarity and detail. You can set the HDMI
Output resolution to Auto, 1080p, or 1080i. When
connected to a Sony BRAVIA TV, you can control the image
playback using the TV remote. A micro-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
Micro USB: The camera is equipped with a
Micro USB terminal for charging the camera, and for
connecting the camera to your computer. The USB port is
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) compliant for high speed data
PlayMemories Home: The NEX-3N does not include software in the
box. Instead, Sony offers PlayMemories Home software for Windows-compatible
computers for importing still images and movies recorded with the camera to
your computer. With PlayMemories Home, you can view your images, and use
various convenient features to enhance the images you have shot.
PlayMemories Home is required for importing AVCHD movies to your computer.
Home software is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), and XP
(SP3) operating systems
only. You can download PlayMemories Home to your computer using a URL
provided in the supplied Owner's Manual. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications
that are pre-installed on your Mac.
Image Data Converter: Image Data Converter software is needed
for playing back and editing images recorded in RAW format with various
corrections, such as tone curve and sharpness. With Image Data Converter,
RAW images can be adjusted with white balance, exposure, Creative Style, and
converted into JPEG or TIFF formats. You can download Image Data Converter
to your computer using a URL provided in the supplied Owner's Manual.
Compatibility: Image Data Converter is compatible with
Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Vista (SP2), and XP (SP3). It is also compatible
with Mac OS X v10.5, v10.6 (Snow Leopard), v10.7 (Lion), and v10.8 (Mountain
Compatible Operating Systems (for importing images via a USB Connection):
Windows: Windows 8, Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP2), and
Windows XP (SP3)
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.3-10.8