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Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Pink)

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Product Highlights
  • 16.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack
  • 18-55mm Wide-Angle Lens
  • Sony E-mount Lens Mount
  • Memory Stick & SD Media Slot
  • HD 1280 x 720 Movies
  • RAW Image Capture
  • Live View on LCD

The Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens gives you the versatility of a larger SLR digital camera but in a compact, light weight form-factor. Perfect for traveling, parties, or any time you don't want to carry a bulky camera around your neck, the NEX-C3 is a styling piece with enticing lines and an understated, yet modern design. But it's not just appealing in the looks department, the NEX-C3 backs up that enticing style with an 16.2Mp sensor and a BIONZ image processor that enable RAW image capture and a 3.0" LCD screen with TruBlack technology.

Perhaps most notable though, is the NEX-C3's ability to interchange lenses. The camera comes with a 18-55mm zoom lens included to get you started shooting from day one with a lens that's ready for just about anything. The 18-55 is a versatile lens that can shoot in wide-angle to your standard 55mm, making it a great all purpose lens. However, any of the Sony E-mount or A-mount lenses will work with the NEX-C3, allowing you to stock up your lens arsenal for whatever the shoot calls for, knowing you'll able to able to capture it all without being weighed down by a heavy camera body.

Among the plethora of features and functions, Sony gave the NEX-C3 a 25-point auto focus to ensure that your images will be accurate and precise no matter what the situation. Other features designed to keep your images looking sharp include face detection, smile shutter, and image stabilization. While the camera provides manual options for shooting it also makes things super-simple for those times when you just want to snap away. The numerous auto scene modes can take all the guesswork out of shooting, turning the NEX-C3 into a point-and-shoot when that's what you want.

One of the Smallest in Class
This is the one of the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera using an APS-C size sensor (as of June 2011). Sony removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the "flange back" distance from 44.5mm to 18mm. The result has all the quality of an Alpha DSLR, in about half the size and weight
Interchangeable Lenses
Compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Alpha compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options
APS-C Size HD Image Sensor
The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized α DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between "snapshots" and "photographs," delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds
HD Movie Recording
Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p
16.2Mp Resolution
You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise
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 16.2Mp resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps
ISO 12800 Sensitivity
Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. This remarkable performance, is made possible by low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
3D Sweep Panorama View
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 television. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
Sweep Panorama
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 23Mp 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. (Recommended for still subjects)
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
Empowers your photography with a different point or view. Tilts down 45° and up 80° to frame high and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss
Fast Auto Focus
Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. Sony's fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes just 0.3 seconds. Also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies
Intelligent Auto Focus
Pre-focuses as you compose teh shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
921K Pixel TruBlack LCD Screen
The TruBlack screen 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
On-Screen Shooting Tips
Offers advice so you can shoot like a pro
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 ready reference, explains the camera's modes and settings. Walks you through camera operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication
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 12800 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.2Mp images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama and 6 image layering
Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys
Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-C3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It's elegant, uncluttered and intuitive
Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The NEX-C3 Exmor sensor provides 4,912 column-parallel A/D converters. You get fast response, superb image clarity
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
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 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of Alpha A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide (operational restrictions apply)
Peaking for Precise Focus
The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot
Multi-Segment Metering
Optimizes exposure based on 49 segments. Choice of Multi, Center, and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
Manual Focus Assist
Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only
Accepts Image Stabilized Lenses
Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light
RAW Image Capture
The NEX-C3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, 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
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
Powerful Supplied Software
To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
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
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
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, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Night Shot modes
P/A/S/M Operating Modes
The NEX-C3 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
Photo Creativity Interface
The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging. Changes can be combined / removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from seven different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button: Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness, and Self-timer / Continuous Advance
Picture Effect Mode
There are 7 types (11 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-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop
Supplied Detachable Flash
to help you shoot more effectively in formal portraits, the supplied flash has a Guide Number of 7
Index and Slide Show Display
Quickly review your photos using 6 or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect
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 400 Shots of Battery Life
Take up to 400 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
PhotoTV HD Compatibility
Optimizes compatible BRAVIA televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures
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 recommended. Memory card is required. All are sold separately)
Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC
Memory Card Type Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
SD
SDHC
SDXC
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Audio Recording With Video, Stereo
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Single-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
Autofocus Points 25
Viewfinder/Display
Display Screen 3" Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity 200-12800
Shutter Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 - 1/4000 sec
Metering Method Spot metering, Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Shade, Preset Manual
Flash
Max Sync Speed 1 / 160 sec
External Flash Connection Proprietary
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 10 fps
Self Timer 2 sec, 10 sec
Connectivity AV Output
HDMI C (Mini)
USB 2.0
Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
Power
Battery 1x NP-FW50  Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3" / 11.0 x 6.0 x 3.3 cm
Weight 7.9 oz / 224 g Camera body only
Kit Lens
Focal Length 18-55 mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27-82.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Viewing Angle 76° - 29°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (24.99 cm)
Magnification 0.3x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:3
Elements/Groups 11/9
Diaphragm Blades 7
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
Filter Thread Front:  49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.44 x 2.36" (6.20 x 5.99 cm)
Weight 6.84 oz (194 g)
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Pink)
  • E-Mount SEL 1855 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras (Silver)
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
  • BC-VW1 AC Charger for W Series Battery
  • HVL-F7S Flash
  • Mini B USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Lens Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SonyAlpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Good image quality (19)
    • Image stabilization (16)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (15)
    • Large clear LCD (15)

    Cons

    • No viewfinder (8)
    • Short battery life (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (20)
    • Family photos (19)
    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Low light (13)
    • Weddings (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Casual photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great little camera

    As a long time digital SLR user I have never really been happy with the picture quality from compact cameras. This camera has completely changed my mind. The photos are beautiful with accurate color...Read complete review

    As a long time digital SLR user I have never really been happy with the picture quality from compact cameras. This camera has completely changed my mind. The photos are beautiful with accurate color rendition, sharp focus and very little noise. The camera itself is like a little jewel - well made and easy to handle. The features are excellent, even the intelligent auto mode works surprisingly well. It recognizes scene types and sets the camera accordingly. I just came back from vacation and found that the 400 or so photos that I took all looked sharp and accurately exposed. I am most pleased with this camera. Anyone looking to purchase a small, light weight camera with the quality of a full size SLR should seriously consider this camera.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Solid Camera, not as solid optics

    I really enjoyed using the camera, and the sensor is fantastic, especially shooting raw. But the 18-55 is just a so-so lens. I feel the sensor is wasted. I ended up...Read complete review

    I really enjoyed using the camera, and the sensor is fantastic, especially shooting raw. But the 18-55 is just a so-so lens. I feel the sensor is wasted. I ended up going with a Panasonic G3; sensor nearly as good at high ISO, but with worse dynamic range. Plus it has a built-in viewfinder. The lenses (20 f1.7, 14-45, 100-300) are simply fantastic for the size and price. As a system, I find it superior overall.

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    4.0

    Great Little Camera

    By Cat Soos

    from Buffalo Grove, IL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

    • No Viewfinder

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

    I have a Nikon D300 and wanted something lighter weight and after much research I went with this camera. I love it now can carry it in my purse so whenever I see a photo I can take it immediately.

    • Ease of Operation:
    • 8
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Definitely impressed. Plus, it's pink! :

    By berengere

    from boston, ma

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Pink):

        Have only done a few experimental runs with the new toy so far. Significantly more powerful, and thus also more complicated, than my point-and-shoot, which I must say is a great little camera for what it does. But this one has the outstanding low light ability, and the crispness of the results speaks for itself. Colors seem truer as well. Not crazy about the case that came in the bundle. Everything else, well worth it. And, well, it's pink! (I know, the pink is discontinued. But it's still awesome.)The few I've printed so far look great even on my lousy printer.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good Camera For Price Paid

        By Big D

        from Wilmington Ca.

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Video

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

        I Have Not Used This Camera Very Much Yet, What Photos I Have Taken Are Very Good, Sharp, Accurate Colors, Well Made Body,I Wish Sony Would Include A Better Made Strap And A Viewfinder, But For That Sony Has The nex7.

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        • No

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        5.0

        I Love It

        By nortonkingman

        from Tucson

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        I bought this camera because i could use my dormant Olympus OM lenses with it. I love my old manual analog cameras. I was originally scared at how small it was, because my hands are big. But it is so easy to use. Fewer controls than most digital cameras and explanations of each function. In this case small is beautiful and the pictures are too. I love the manual operation.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Remarkable Camera

        By Doug Brown

        from Anchorage, Alaska

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Lag / Shutter Delay
        • Noisy At High ISO
        • No Viewfinder
        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

        I use the Sony NEX-C3 as a 'second camera' to my high-end Canon DSLR equipment. I use the 18-55mm lens but I ordered the Sony 18-200mm lens and should get it soon.

        The image quality is excellent. I have yet to get the kind of high ISO performance I read about in reviews but that could be partly operator error... but I do think this could be somewhat exaggerated. I've been producing good quality, reasonably low noise images at 1600 ISO. 3200 IS and 6400 ISO were unacceptable to me.

        The panoramaic fucntion is fantastic and the in-camera stitching software is outstanding. I love this feature!

        It's nice to have external, physical buttons to adjust a camera but I've found the menuing system is just fine. It's intuitive and easy to learn and then it gets very easy to use in practice. Some reviews have critisized this design feature and I do not find it a problem in reality.

        The 'fit and finish' is excellent and I'm used to expensive, high-quality equipment. The Sony fits in just fine and I do not get the feeling that it's somehow all plastic and cheap. It's not. Great feeling of quality to the body and the one lens I have today.

        In terms of negative aspects of the camera, I was disappointed in the high ISO performance... I've gotten use to no view-finder through a series of compact cameras I've owned and I can deal with it. Still an view-finder would be great but unrealistic with the size and design of the Sony.

        Like any compact camera in this price range, I wish it had a higher fps rate. It's shots slowly compared to high-end DSLR's. Obviously, for around $550.00, this camera performs extremely well. Wonderful image quality, great fit and finish, easy to operate, and a size that allows you to carry it concealed or in a small bag hung over your shoulder.

        Personally, I think this mirror-less design used by Sony in the NEX-C3 is a ground breaking camera, kinda like the Canon 5D Mark 2. My guess is that Sony is gonna sell millions of these cameras!

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 7
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Jack

        from Brazil

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Pink):

        great camera

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Perfect size and quality

        By Gary

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • No Viewfinder

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        The size of this camera is just right, and the image quality is outstanding. I've taken mostly handheld, low-light photos, and they all turn out perfectly. The size and weight are right on, and the build quality is outstanding. It feels like I'm using a high quality SLR, but getting away with a portable point and shoot. I do wish Sony made a digital viewfinder -- sometimes it would be nice to frame a photo without using the lcd screen.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        The machine is wonderful, the best buy!!

        By Flávio Areal

        from Brazil, RJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

        the camera is very dynamics. I used both for meeting and places and parties and all of over.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 9
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        The great small camera

        By EuMesmo

        from SCS, Brazil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Tilt /Swivel LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

          I'm using this camera at 3 month. It's really amazing taking pictures at night both inside and outside. With stabilizing the camera, shooting at night landscape I can get very clear images. It's very easy to setup the camera even the shortcuts at the manual mode. The recording in HD resolution has a good quality, even seen on Full HD LED TV. I think the frame rate would be better or even it would have slow motion mode. I was thinking that the built-in effects would be useless (my wife is specialist in editing pictures), but I was astonished with the capacity of the image processor. This processor can correct the blur when taking pictures in moviment with great efficiency. The cost-effective is very good. The possibility of change lens is a great positive point. The Panorama function is nice and the software can do the union of all pictures taken without distorting the final image when using something to stabilize the camera. The battery-life is good and it can be recharged quickly.

          • Ease of Operation:
          • 10
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Wonderful camera for the money

          By Babes

          from Amherst, VA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

            We are using the camera to video our horses we have offered for sale and then post the video on our website. We also will be using it to video our cowboy church services each week to post that on the website. Really like the camera.

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 8
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Pretty in Pink

            By Ruthiebear

            from Titusville, NJ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet
            • Tilt /Swivel LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Pink):

              I was looking to upgrade from a point and shoot digital camera, but intimidated by the thought of a digital SLR. This is the perfect choice. It is easy to set up and use out of the box. The display is big and tilts for easy to see use. It took a little getting used to setting the dials on the display, but is very user friendly. The lens which came with it is also easy to use. The camera is a lightweight,even with the large lens. It takes beautiful, high quality photos. It comes with a detachable flash. ANd I love it in the color pink!

              • Ease of Operation:
              • 10
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Great Camera

              By Justin

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Tilt /Swivel LCD

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                  I wanted an in-between point and shoot and dslr....this is great. the only issue I've had is getting images in clear focus using the LCD screen. A viewfinder is in order if you want to use Manual Focus.

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 7
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Very happy with product, would buy again

                  By BethRN

                  from birmingham, AL

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Nice Body Color
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                  • Limited Zoom
                  • Short Battery Life

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                  Absolutely love this camera! I am very novice when dealing with cameras but I knew I wanted a camera with great quality and interchangeable lenses. This camera is very user friendly, is a great size, very manageable to tote with you everyday! The images look great!

                  • Ease of Operation:
                  • 9
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Body Cap & Rear Lens Cover Not Included

                  By AZBob

                  from AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Nice Body Color

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    I was disappointed that the NEX-C3 kit. with the Sony E 18-55mm lens, didn't include either the camera body cap or the rear lens cover. The lens came attached to the body. Maybe it's just me but, an inconvenience to order them separately.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    great little snapper

                    By judats

                    from eden prairie minnesota

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light

                    Cons

                    • Limited Zoom

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                    nice very portable dslr like camera with great image quality.i hope they would make good quality lenses. coz the 16mm pancake as well as the 18mm-55mm lens arent so great.

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 5
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    APS Sensor Makes the Difference

                    By bubba

                    from rural deep South

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                      Great point and shoot camera. Fine resolution because of the sensor size. The kit lens is highly satisfactory. This camera is rather a bargin and if one is comfortable with the ergonomics, it is a great alternative to an entry level DSLR. I am a raw shooter and run everything through LR3. The beta is out for the NEX-C3 and it works well. Otherwise the JPEG output is very satisfactory. i don't use video so I can't comment on that feature.

                      • Ease of Operation:
                      • 9
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      GREAT upgrade from my point-and-shoot

                      By CMC "Cartier-Bresson wannabe"

                      from New York NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                        My old point-and-shoot died, and I decided rather than replace it, I'd prefer to splurge on a serious upgrade. This camera is perfect: simple menus let you make adjustments without a PhD. For example, my pictures taken with my kitchen cabinets in the background often turn out too red. Easy solution: press the button at the center of the wheel for the Photo Creativity menu, choose Color, turn the wheel to make the picture cooler. The menu is intuitive, not really technical (although it also has options to change the settings if you really know what you're doing, which I don't). I've been really happy with the pictures I've taken so far.
                        On the downside, the accessories are expensive, and also, when attaching the flash, the connectors seem a little delicate and I worry about breaking them. The camera was a gift but I selected it & asked my spouse to get it for me.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

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                        5.0

                        Simply perfect example of a total qualit

                        By Ricardo Figueiredo

                        from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Zoom
                        • Large Clear LCD
                        • Nice Body Color
                        • Perfect
                        • Small / Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          This camera in my opinion is like a ferrari, compact, fast and convenient use.
                          In professional quality photos with just a touch ...
                          My use is just recreational, but I think investing in upgrading courses.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 8
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Superior performance

                          By John

                          from Long Island, NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • Good in Low Light

                          Cons

                          • Stock flash not great

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black):

                          high quality photographs...brings back my 8x10 view camera days

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 9
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Awesome Little Camera

                          By Pat

                          from NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet
                          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver):

                            I purchased this camera as a reeplacement to my point and shoot, and as a supplement to my traditional film SLR, and really, I don't even use my SLR now. This camera's quality is much better than expected. My girlfriend, with no photography experience at all, loves all of the creative photo options in the intelligent auto mode ( showing only certain colors, retro looks, background defocus, etc etc etc). I did buy an adapter to use a few of my old school nikon lenses with it and the pictures come out amazing.

                            Hands down my favorite camera ever. It's portable when I want to to be, and powerful when I need it to be.

                            • Ease of Operation:
                            • 8
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            Get a wide-angle, zoom, or other effect for various photography applications.

                            Sony -  30mm f/3.5 Macro Lens for Alpha NEX Cameras
                            • Price: $278.00
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                            Batteries & Power

                            Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                            Sony -  NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
                            • You Pay: $49.95
                             

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                            Carry or wear your camera in comfort & style.

                            OP/TECH USA -  Classic Strap (Black)
                            • You Pay: $17.95
                             

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                            Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

                            Sony -  BBF Carry Case for NEX Cameras (Black)
                            • You Pay: $19.95
                             

                            Protect your lens or produce a desired visual effect.

                            Tiffen -  49mm UV Protector Filter
                            • You Pay: $6.30
                             
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                            • You Pay: $22.99
                             

                            Flash & Accessories

                            Get a flash to add light to your picture.

                            Sony -  HVL-F20S External Flash for NEX Still Cameras
                            • You Pay: $148.00
                             
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