Sony has done it again with yet another ground breaking Nex- C3 camera. The Nex-C3 is basically a much smaller and lighter version of the Nex-3, but the C3 has some serious hardware upgrades in the sensor department and HD video department. Starting with the heart of the C3 is a refined version of Sony’s BIONZ image processor that delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. The sensor itself is a 16.2Mp Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor.
This new refined sensor also allows for fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting and capture 720p HD video with killer clarity.
The new NEX-C3 by Sony is the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens digital camera in its class. Offered in a choice of stylish colours, the NEX-C3 features an attractive new body design that combines a satisfyingly solid metal top casing with an easy-to-use streamlined grip shape. Reducing the size of main circuitry shrinks camera body weight to just 225g – that’s almost 6% less than the NEX-3. Image quality, functions and usability of the NEX-C3 also surpasses that of the NEX-3.
Sony’s are known for being packed with more features than you know what to do with and the new Sony Nex-C3 is no different. A new in-camera “Picture Effect” setting lets users add extra impact to stills or HD video during shooting, without the worry of editing images afterwards. ‘Picture Effect’ options include Partial Color, Retro Photo, Pop Colour, High Contrast Monochrome, Posterisation, High-key and Toy Camera. There’s also a “Soft Skin” effect that removes wrinkles and blemishes from portrait subjects.
Advanced multi-frame imaging technologies by Sony make the nex-c3 even more powerful!! 3D Sweep Panorama for example captures extra-wide images in 3D to enjoy on your 3D TV. Auto HDR “stacks” a high speed burst of three successive exposures to capture extreme shadow and highlight details in a single frame. Similarly, Handheld Twilight and Anti-Motion Blur modes automatically combine six exposures to capture smooth, low-noise images: this avoids hand-blur and subject-blur when you’re shooting in available light.
The NEX-C3 works even harder to capture more amazing images and HD video between battery charges. Improved energy efficiency boosts battery stamina to a generous 400 still shots per charge – over 20% more than the NEX-3/NEX-5.
Available in 3 colors: Black, silver, and the Pink shown below with the 18-55mm kit lens.
The Sony Nex-C3 has a retail price of $649.99, and bot BHPhoto and Amazon are taking pre-orders:
My Full Hands on review of this camera is coming shortly, so stay tuned and be sure to sign up for the email subscription, twitter, facebook etc…
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