Sony Announces NEX F3 Camera. $600 With 18-55mm Lens.

Cameras

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
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?