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SonyAlpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (White)
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Compact (9)
  • Great resolution (7)
  • Large clear LCD (6)
  • Zoom range/performance (6)

Cons

  • No viewfinder (7)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (14)
  • Family photos (13)
  • Low light (10)
  • Macro photography (7)
  • Wildlife (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Camera and Great Service

I purchased the Alpha NEX F3 for my wife for her Birthday. She wanted a lighter weight alternative to our Cannon Rebel XTI (also bought through B&H) but still wanted to be...Read complete review

I purchased the Alpha NEX F3 for my wife for her Birthday. She wanted a lighter weight alternative to our Cannon Rebel XTI (also bought through B&H) but still wanted to be able to get great pictures. After some research we decided on the Sony. We got it just in time for a family vacation to Washington DC so the camera got a great workout. It did not disappoint. It takes great pictures in most light without a flash. The panorama mode was helpful for some pretty cool shots of the monuments and we got some really great pictures of the city at night. This camera is amazing and I have not even really learned to use all the features yet.

The only downside to the camera is that it does not have wi-fi capability but we could not wait for the NEX-3N (was available only after we were already going to be on vacation).

I also want to give the B&H customer service team a 5 star rating. They were great to work with. At this point I can't see a reason why I would ever buy camera equipment from anyone else.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Still on the learning curve

I just bought this bundle and I really like it. My old camera was over 6 years old and there were point and shoot cameras that were better than my DSLR. I've upgraded and...Read complete review

I just bought this bundle and I really like it. My old camera was over 6 years old and there were point and shoot cameras that were better than my DSLR. I've upgraded and I'm still in the process of really learning how to use the camera. I have used it once and the picture that it took were great. However, the problem was with the screen to see the pictures. It was very diffucult to see the image in the sunlight and since it dioesn't have a viewfinder it seems like you're left a little blind until you actually see the picture you took which may be very problematic if you're taking an action shot.

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4.0

Great day-to-day carry along

By Cole

from New England

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Small / Compact

Cons

  • Complicated Controls
  • No Viewfinder

Best Uses

  • Family Photos
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

A wonderful little kit to keep by your side, that is also capable of outputting surperb files. Not pocketable, but everything (body, lenes, filters, battery, etc) fits nicely in a small shoulder bag.

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

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5.0

Excellent Camera

By ConBon

from Nashville, TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

        This camera has the freedom of DIY shooting, along with great automatic settings. USe the panoramic often. A fun camera.

        • Ease of Operation:
        • 8

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        4.0

        Awesome Bundle

        By dmarg

        from Washington, DC

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

        Awesome camera and great bundle for the price!

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        4.0

        Quality Digital Imagery

        By Ekumeku

        from Bloomington, IN

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Sexy
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

        • Short Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Macro Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

        I use the product to self-learn for digital photography and nature shooting.

        things that are great is the multiple inter-changeable lenses, they are awesome, good for zooming, wide-angle shooting, and close distance as well, the best I've had yet, and not to forget the digital recording feature and saving all memory to the memory stick to upload upon a computer.

        things not so great about it the expense of the inter-changeable lenses. and the extra accessories that apply to the product are priced highly as well. other than that, that is all I have.

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        5.0

        It's awesome!

        By Francishop

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Macro Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video

          Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

          I am so lucky to get this camera. It's amazing and easy to carry with you when you are going to travel. It's awesome!

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

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          5.0

          Great camera for novices

          By Cam Novice

          from Peoria, IL

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Good Battery Life
          • Great Resolution

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

          So far I love my purchase. It was very easy to set up and the functions are fairly intuitive ... alwasy a plus for those who don't want to waste half a day studying a book.
          I'm a novice and this has been a great first purchase for me. I'm already taking some gorgeous pics of wildlife and stills.
          I would highly recommend.

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

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          3.0

          Still on the learning curve

          By YMU

          from Bethesda, MD

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

            I just bought this bundle and I really like it. My old camera was over 6 years old and there were point and shoot cameras that were better than my DSLR. I've upgraded and I'm still in the process of really learning how to use the camera. I have used it once and the picture that it took were great. However, the problem was with the screen to see the pictures. It was very diffucult to see the image in the sunlight and since it dioesn't have a viewfinder it seems like you're left a little blind until you actually see the picture you took which may be very problematic if you're taking an action shot.

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

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            5.0

            Great Camera bundle

            By Ricky

            from NY, NY

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • Complicated Controls
            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Macro Photography
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (White):

            Taking pics of family and outdoors.

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

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            4.0

            Just Right Size

            By Wasat

            from Tucson, AZ

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Zoom

            Cons

            • Short Battery Life

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

            Bought for trip to Australia/NZ. Wanted control of DSLR but smaller size and this delivers. Panaroma is great way to capture without having to buy wide angle lens. However it will use up battery quicker.

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

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            4.0

            I would buy this product again

            By Marinero

            from Lousiana

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Resolution
            • Great Zoom
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

            • No Viewfinder

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Travel

            Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

            This product is excelent just need the viewfinder, i Used to regular pictures in home

            • Ease of Operation:
            • 6
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            AS PROMISED

            By Uncle Arthur

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Battery Life
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Small / Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video

              Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

              The camera can shoot fully auto or fully manual. I haven't had time to thoroughly vet it, haven't seen anything negative about it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great to Casual

              By HMING

              from Folsom, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good in Low Light
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom
              • No Viewfinder
              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

                I have been going back and forth if I should move into the range of DSLR, the size of DSLR always worries me since I travel really light. I have tried several more compact system and camera on the smart phone quickly surpass their quality.

                Based on all the captures I have done with this CSC, I am really please that I found alternative to all the above concerns. It's a great camera to own.

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

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                5.0

                it's really a good deal

                By Frank C

                from New York

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Resolution
                • Great Zoom
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Family Photos
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

                  I use this product as a starter equipment.I never have a real camera before. I really enjoy using it. and I feel that camera can be compare with those very expensive ones.

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

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Starter Kit

                  By Mirrorless Fan

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Resolution
                  • Small / Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

                    I have a Nikon 3200 and I bought this camera because of the size. The Sony take pictures just as good as my DSLR. I really like being able to move the flash toward the ceiling for more natural pictures. I have been using the Sony non-stop. I haven't touch my DSLR since then. This camera is great for every event. Not to mention, I paid far less for the Sony than my Nikon. Awesome buy.

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

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                    4.0

                    nice gear

                    By Runner

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • No Viewfinder

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Black):

                    long lenz works well on my NEX7, battery not compatible with NEX7

                    • Ease of Operation:
                    • 6
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Almost good

                    By Sally.H

                    from Il

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

                      It's better than an ordinary digital camera. The setup is not so difficult for a new learner. Best weakness is its battery, it consumes very quickly.

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

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing mirrorless bundle

                      By Ruibing

                      from Clay, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good Battery Life
                      • Good in Low Light
                      • Great Resolution
                      • Large Clear LCD
                      • Small / Compact

                      Cons

                      • No Viewfinder

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

                      This bundle contains everything you need to start taking some amazing photos. If purchased individually, everything should cost almost $1000. The system is light, easy to carry around, and fairly intuitive to use. While I love the built-in flash, I barely ever use it thanks to the high ISO performance, image composition (hand held twilight mode), and optical stabilization.

                      I would also recommend the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 lens for anyone looking for a normal prime lens.

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

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                      5.0

                      Great Deal

                      By RN

                      from IN

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos

                        Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (White):

                        Fast shipment, and the camera is great!

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

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                        (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Camera and Great Service

                        By Illinois Mike

                        from Crystal Lake, IL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good in Low Light
                        • Great Resolution

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Macro Photography
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm f/4.5-6.3 Lenses Bundle (Silver):

                          I purchased the Alpha NEX F3 for my wife for her Birthday. She wanted a lighter weight alternative to our Cannon Rebel XTI (also bought through B&H) but still wanted to be able to get great pictures. After some research we decided on the Sony. We got it just in time for a family vacation to Washington DC so the camera got a great workout. It did not disappoint. It takes great pictures in most light without a flash. The panorama mode was helpful for some pretty cool shots of the monuments and we got some really great pictures of the city at night. This camera is amazing and I have not even really learned to use all the features yet.

                          The only downside to the camera is that it does not have wi-fi capability but we could not wait for the NEX-3N (was available only after we were already going to be on vacation).

                          I also want to give the B&H customer service team a 5 star rating. They were great to work with. At this point I can't see a reason why I would ever buy camera equipment from anyone else.

                          • Ease of Operation:
                          • 7

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