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.”

Product Highlights

  • 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.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Anonymous

    Atleast the USB port is on the side. On the HX9v, it’s right next to the 1/4-20, so you can’t charge and have it mounted to anything at the same time. You also can’t swap batteries without removing a tripod plate either.

  • Richard Allen Crook

    Couldn’t they call it something else other than f3?