With 16.1Mp, your images will have lush color and impressive detail. Your options for making enlarged prints are boundless as well. Sony's Exmor APS HD CMOS technology works together with the BIONZ image processor for excellent low light sensitivity and a distinct lack of sensor noise. On the back of the body is a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD that boasts Sony's TruBlack screen which suppresses internal reflections. This LCD also tilts down 45° and up 80° for framing hard-to-get shots.
In addition to capturing still images, the NEX-F3's video capabilities do not disappoint. In addition to versatility in lens options, along with a small form-factor, the HD video capture is right up there in importance. Video can be recorded at 1920 x 1080 in a number of frame rates, including 60p and 24p. The camera also uses the AVCHD codec for high-quality capture, and the MP4 codec for easy upload to your HDTV.
The NEX-F3 takes is compatible with E-Mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Alpha compact interchangeable lens cameras. Using optional LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters you can also attach A-Mount lenses to the camera as well. The LA-EA2 also provides Phase Detection AF as well. The mirror built-in between the two mounts directs a small portion of light to the phase detection AF sensor in the bottom of the unit, making this feature available to you when the adapter is connected.
Also, the NEX-F3 includes 5.5 frames per second burst shooting mode, at the camera's full 16.1Mp resolution. This mode enables great sports and kids photos. Another notable feature is Photo Creativity Touch. This mode allows you to be creative with your photos in-camera, right on the LCD screen, in real time. Sweep Panorama and 3D Sweep Panorama modes allow for capture of scenic vistas and 16:9 (wide angle) shots as panoramas and in wondrous 3D, respectively. Among the other features you'll find Object Tracking AF, Auto HDR, Intelligent Auto Focus, iAUTO mode, and many others. Key Features
- 16.1Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor - Tilting 3.0" LCD Display - BIONZ Image Processor - Full 1080p/50i/25p HD Video Capture - Up to 5.5 FPS Continuous Shooting - 3D Sweep Panorama viewable on 3DTVs - Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization - Auto HDR and Dynamic Range Optimizer - Accepts Sony E-Mount Lenses - LA-E2 Adaptor Accepts Sony A-Mount Lenses 16.1 Megapixel resolution Thanks to the 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. So you get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements APS-C Size HD Image Sensor The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized DSLRs--with 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor--APS-C makes the difference between "snapshots" and "photographs," delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds Full HD 1080 / 50i / 25p Video Record super smooth 1080 Full HD Video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 1080/50i or 25p AVCHD format Auto Portrait Framing Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
Picture Effect mode There are 11 types (15 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R), Partial Color (G), Partial Color (B), Partial Color (Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key , Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature. Each is unique, giving you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos stand out Clear Image Zoom Utilizing Sony's exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you're using providing greater shooting flexibility Built-in flash Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in flash combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting
Interchangeable lenses Compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for compact interchangeable lens cameras--opening up a world of creative options Up to 5.5 frames per second Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps ISO 16000 sensitivity Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. The excellent ISO performance is made possible by a low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
3D Sweep Panorama Mode Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television4. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
Sweep Panorama„¢ Mode Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length)
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
Auto HDR built into camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second
Live View LCD The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays
Tiltable 3" LCD screen Tilts down 13° and up 180° to frame high and low angle images
921 000 pixel TruBlack LCD screen Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor features a TruBlack screen that includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight Intelligent Auto Focus Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving Auto Mode so you always get the best shot On-screen Help Guide Provides a ready-reference that explains the camera's modes and settings. It walks through the camera's operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication Control Wheel with Customizable Soft Keys Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-F3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It's elegant, uncluttered and intuitive BIONZ image processor The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony's BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.1 megapixel images, 2D / 3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
Accepts Alpha DSLR A-mount lenses Using the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply 25-point Auto Focus 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
Multi-segment metering Optimizes exposure based on 49 segments. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations RAW image capture The NEX-F3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to compression, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC Background Defocus control Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention in portrait photography. But you've had to know about aperture f-stops and shutter speeds. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus Face Detection technology The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
Smile Shutter Technology Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
HDMI® output for HD viewing Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote
Eight Scene Selection Modes These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes Six Creative Style settings Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste
P/A/S/M operating modes The NEX-F3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control Anti-Dust Technology Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor Up to 470 Shots of battery life Take up to 470 shots on a single charge 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
Dual Format Media Card Slot For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD / SDHC media. Class 4 or higher cards are recommended--memory card is required and sold separately