Sony Announces NEX F3 Camera. $600 With 18-55mm Lens.
The new Sony NEX F3 camera has been announced. The feature set is very similar to the popular Sony NEX 5N. This entry level interchangeable lens camera packs a punch with 60 fps in full 1920 X 1080 HD. It is also super cheap at just under $600 with the 18-55mm kit lens.
The only major drawback I can see is the lack of interchangeable batteries. This would be a huge misstep for Sony.
Correction: There is a removable battery. The camera has an internal battery charger. A external battery charger is not included in the $600 kit price. That could be a bonus for travel.
Here is a rip from the Slash Gear post.
“The NEX-F3 has many of the features that we saw in the leaks last month: a 16.1 megapixel sensor, 18-55mm lens, 180-degree tilting screen, pop-up flash in the body, and 1080p/24 video recording. The camera is designed to replace the NEC-C3 which will reportedly be phased out in the near future. It’s not as fast as the NEX-5N, but otherwise has a similar feature set with a 1/4000 shutter speed and a max ISO of 16,000. A word of warning though: there’s no external charger, and you have to send power to the camera over microUSB. A full charge apparently takes around five hours.”
- 16.1Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor
- Tilting 3.0″ LCD Display
- BIONZ Image Processor
- Full 1080/60i/24p 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
- Adaptor Accepts Sony A-Mount Lenses
Source: Slash Gear, BH Photo.