Play And Print Functions
Package Contents: The Sony NEX-F3K kit contains
the α (alpha series) NEX-F3 digital camera and the SEL1855 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 E-mount
Lens Compatibility: The NEX-F3 is compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller,
lighter lenses. In addition to the SEL1855, the NEX-F3 is compatible with the
Note: With the optional
lens adapter, the Sony α (alpha) lenses can be used with this camera.
3" Tiltable LCD Screen: The NEX-F3 uses a 3" Xtra Fine LCD screen
with 921,600 dots and approximately 100% coverage. The TruBlack screen has a special resin layer to suppress
internal reflections and increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. The
screen tilts down 13° and up 180° to frame high- and low-angle shots.
Optional Electronic Viewfinder: The NEX-F3 does not have a
separate viewfinder, however, Sony offers an optional 0.5" OLED viewfinder
(FDAEV1S), that plugs into the camera's Smart Accessory Terminal 2.
APS-C-sized HD Image Sensor: The NEX-F3 features
an APS-C sized Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor (23.5 x 15.6mm). It has approximately
16.7-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 versatile 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
Movie Recording: The NEX-F3 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-F3 accepts two types
of media for capturing still images: Memory Stick PRO Duo (including Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo) and SD,
SDHC, and SDXC Memory 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. Images recorded on SDXC cards cannot be imported to
or played on computers or AV devices that are not compatible with exFAT.
Optical SteadyShot: Optical SteadyShot is built into several
E-mount lenses, including the supplied 18-55mm 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
SEL55210, and the
SEL18200. You cannot set Steady Shot when an A-mount lens is attached via
25-Point AF System: The NEX-F3's high-performance auto focus
system uses 25 focus points to deliver fast and precise focusing. You can choose from the following
Auto/Manual Focus Modes:
- AF/MF Select: You can choose from these three focusing
- Auto Focus: The camera focuses automatically.
- Direct Manual Focus: After focusing automatically, you can
make fine adjustments to the focus by turning the focusing ring.
- Manual Focus: You can adjust the focus manually by turning
the focusing ring.
- AF (Auto focus) Mode: You can select between 2 modes:
- Single-Shot AF:
The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the
shutter button halfway down.
- Continuous AF:
The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down.
- AF (Auto focus) Area: You can select between 3 settings:
The camera determines which of the 25 AF areas is used
in focusing. When Face Detection is active, AF operates with priority on
- Center: The camera uses the AF area located in the
center area exclusively.
- Flexible Spot: You can choose a focus
area from the 25 areas using the controller.
Focus Lock: If a subject is
off-center and outside of the AF area, you can lock the focus of the camera.
AF Illuminator: When you press the shutter button halfway
down a red illuminator is emitted until the focus is locked. Under dark lighting
conditions or when you shoot a low contrast subject, the AF illuminator allows
the camera to focus more easily on the subject.
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.
- Speed Priority Continuous:
When you press and hold the shutter button, the camera records the
images continuously at a maximum 5.5 frames per second.
You can set the camera to two different self-timers:
- 10 Second: After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be
released about 10 seconds later. This is convenient when the
photographer wants to appear in a photo.
- 2 Second:
After you press the shutter button, the shutter will be released about 2
seconds later. This is convenient to reduce camera-shake.
- Self-timer Continuous: After you press the shutter button,
the camera will continuously take 3 or 5 images after a 10-second pause.
- 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 or 0.7 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.
- 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
- Anti Motion Blur: This mode is suitable for indoor
shots without using the flash, to reduce subject blur. The camera combines
six shots at high sensitivity into one still image.
- Sweep Panorama/3D 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. 3D Sweep Panorama images can only be viewed
on a 3D-capable TV. You can select from the following modes of panorama
- Sweep Panorama:
- Standard: Vertical--3872 x 2160; Horizontal--8192 x 1856
- Wide: Vertical--5536 x 2160; Horizontal 12416 x 1856
- 3D Sweep Panorama:
- 16:9: Horizontal--1920 x 1080
- Standard: Horizontal--4912 x 1080
- Wide: Horizontal--7152 x 1080
- Manual Exposure:
This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure (shutter speed
and aperture) manually.
- Shutter Priority: This mode allows you to shoot
after adjusting the shutter speed manually, letting the camera set the
appropriate aperture. With a high shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if
it is frozen on the image. With a slow shutter speed, the moving subject appears as if it were flowing.
- Aperture Priority: This mode allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture
value manually, letting the camera set the appropriate shutter speed. This
mode gives you greater control over the depth of field.
- Program Auto: This mode allows you to shoot with the
- automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value), while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative
Style, D-Range optimizer, etc.
Picture Effects: The NEX-F3 allows you to shoot photos with
an effect filter to obtain various images. Available effects include: Toy
Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Posterization B/W, Retro Photo, Soft High-key,
Partial Color, and High Contrast Mono.
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.
AE Lock: You
can fix the exposure before deciding on the composition when taking a picture.
This is effective when the metering object and focusing object are different or
when you want to shoot continuously while keep the same exposure value.
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.
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 manually or automatically at ISO 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400,
12800, or 16000.
Flash: In a dark location, using the popup flash allows you
to shoot the subject brightly, and it also helps prevent blurred photos due to
camera shake. When shooting into the sun, the flash helps light a backlit
subject. The camera also has an Auto-lock Accessory Shoe for attaching an
external flash. The NEX-F3 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, even if the flash is raised.
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 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens is compatible with
the Sony α NEX-series interchangeable lens cameras. The lens has a 35mm
equivalent focal length of 27-82.5mm, and a 76°-29° field of view for capturing
close-up portraits and expansive landscapes. It also has a smooth and quiet Auto
Focusing: The lens can be used in the
auto-focus, direct manual focus, or manual focus modes. You can switch between focusing modes
in the camera menu.
Dimensions: The lens has the following dimensions:
Diameter=2.5", Length=2.375" (without lens caps).
||E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
|Angle of View
||f/3.5 - f/5.6 maximum
f/22 - f/32 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. A histogram is the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exists in a picture. The histogram display of this camera
shows the brightness on the horizontal axis (left side is black, right side is
white) and the number of pixels on the vertical axis.
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.
HDMI Output: The NEX-F3 has a mini-HDMI 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 mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is
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-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-F3 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. Stamina Battery power allows you to take up to
470 images with a fully charged battery.
Charging: The supplied InfoLithium battery requires
approximately 280 minutes for a full charge, using the supplied AC-UB10 AC
adapter and USB cable.
Power Save: You can set different time intervals for the
camera to switch to Power Save mode. You
can set the interval to 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 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.
Application Software CD-ROM: The following software is included with the
PlayMemories Home Ver.1.2:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows 7 SP1 only*
Set images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.
Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.
Retouch, print, and send images as e-mail attachments and change the shooting date.
Print or save still images with the date.
You can create a Blu-ray disc or DVD discs from AVCHD movies imported to a
*Note: The "PlayMemories
Home" software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
only. If you wish to play back images on a Mac, you can use applications
that are pre-installed on your Mac.
Image Data Converter Ver.4.0:
Compatible with Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Mac OS X v10.5,
10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion)
You can edit images recorded in RAW mode with various corrections, such as tone curve, and sharpness.
Adjust images with white balance, exposure, creative style, etc.
Save the images displayed and edited on a computer. You can save the image as RAW format, or save it in the general file format.
Display and compare RAW/JPEG images recorded with the camera.
Rate the images on a scale of five.
Set color labels.
Compatible Operating Systems (for USB Connection):
Windows: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1
Macintosh: Mac OS X v10.3-10.7