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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.

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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.

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  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

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