Tested by experts 06d9a64036647e73500f0390c533b110047acb1d8dfcda07834106364a611f86
cameras

Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Digital Camera Review

We've gone hands-on with the Sony Alpha NEX-F3, the latest entry-level camera packing an APS-C image sensor.

$599.99
Advertisement

Introduction

The Sony NEX-F3 is the follow-up to the critical darling Sony NEX-C3, the most petite offering in Sony's lineup of APS-C image sensor-packing compact interchangeable lens cameras. The NEX-F3 offers some significant upgrades to the NEX-C3's internals, but what is most interesting is its actual shape. While Sony's NEX line seemed hell-bent on being the slimmest body in town (despite the fact that APS-C sensor cameras have almost all large, bulky lenses), the NEX-F3 actually comes in larger than the C3, with a redesigned grip that is far easier to hold than its predecessor. The F3 is otherwise a similar formula, with the same menu system as previous NEX cameras, an almost identical control scheme to the C3, and the additions of a built-in flash and new image sensor. The Sony NEX-F3 is available starting at $599.99 in black, white, and silver.

Video Review

Comparable Products

Before you buy the Sony Alpha NEX-F3, take a look at these other interchangeable lens cameras.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Hardware
  4. Photo Gallery
  5. Image Quality
  6. Sharpness
  7. Color
  8. Noise Reduction
  9. Dynamic Range
  10. Distortion
  11. Video
  12. Usability
  13. Ease of Use
  14. Handling
  15. Controls
  16. Speed
  17. Features
  18. Video Features
  19. Conclusion

News and Features

Boston fireworks hero 2

Want Better Fireworks Photos? Just Shoot Video

For a frustration-free experience, set it and forget it.

Ricoh gr ii news hero

Ricoh's New GR II Makes Tiny Tweaks to A Killer Camera

Ricoh releases a sequel to the classic GR with NFC, WiFi

Canon g3x hero

Canon Guns For Point-and-Shoot Crown With New G3 X

Want a high-end compact camera with zoom? Canon's got an answer.

Nest cam hero

Nest Unveils a WiFi Security Camera for the 21st Century

Nest has released a revamped version of the Dropcam security camera.

Adobe stock

Adobe Announces Stock, A New Marketplace For Assets

Cut out the middle-man: buy and sell your stock images through Adobe

Adobe cc photo news 2015 hero

Adobe Continues Focus on Mobile With Creative Cloud Update

Substantial additions to Photoshop and Lightroom are here.

Hero

The Gorgeous Leica Q Is the Mini M We've Always Wanted

The Leica Q is a point-and-shoot with a pure shot of M-series DNA.

Hero

Sony Bets Big on 4K With A7R II, RX100 IV, and RX10 II

Sony's three flagships get a remodel with new A7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV.

X t10 news hero

Fujifilm Extends X-Series With X-T10, 90mm f/2 Lens

Beautiful retro style has never been so accessible.