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Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black) USA

SKU NEXF3K/B
Original price $987.00 - Original price $987.00
Original price
$987.00
$987.00 - $987.00
Current price $987.00
  • 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
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    The Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens is not a point-and-shoot and not a DSLR, but it holds its place in the market, intriguing those who want the flexibility that interchangeable lenses and numerous manual and creative features can give them, without having to lug around a huge DSLR body. The body is packaged along with an 18-55mm Sony lens, allowing you to start shooting right from day one.

    Size aside, the Alpha NEX-F3 embodies a number of features that make it a worthy option for any connoisseur of digital cameras. First and foremost would be the 16.1MP APS-C CMOS sensor. With 16.1MP, your images will have lush color and impressive detail. Your options for making enlarged prints are boundless as well. Sony's Exmor APS HD CMOS technology works together with the BIONZ image processor for excellent low light sensitivity and a distinct lack of sensor noise. On the back of the body is a 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD that boasts Sony's TruBlack screen which suppresses internal reflections. This LCD also tilts down 45 and up 80 for framing hard-to-get shots.

    In addition to capturing still images, the NEX-F3's video capabilities do not disappoint. In addition to versatility in lens options, along with a small form-factor, the HD video capture is right up there in importance. Video can be recorded at 1920 x 1080 in a number of frame rates, including 60p and 24p. The camera also uses the AVCHD codec for high-quality capture, and the MP4 codec for easy upload to the Internet. The camera also sports an HDMI output for one-cable sharing of your favorite videos on the big screen (AKA: your HDTV).

    When it comes to what lenses the NEX-F3 takes, Sony made it compatible with their E-Mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for Alpha compact interchangeable lens cameras. Using optional LA-EA1 and EA2 adapters you can also attach A-Mount lenses to the camera as well. The LA-EA2 also provides Phase Detection AF as well. The mirror built-in between the two mounts directs a small portion of light to the phase detection AF sensor in the bottom of the unit, making this feature available to you when the adapter is connected.

    As for shooting options and modes, the NEX-F3 has a number of them. First up is the 5.5 frames per second burst shooting mode, at the camera's full 16.1Mp resolution. This mode enables great sports and kids photos. Another notable feature is Photo Creativity Touch. This mode allows you to be creative with your photos in-camera, right on the LCD screen, in real time. Sweep Panorama and 3D Sweep Panorama modes allow for capture of scenic vistas and 16:9 (wide angle) shots as panoramas and in wondrous 3D, respectively. Among the other features you'll find Object Tracking AF, Auto HDR, Intelligent Auto Focus, iAUTO mode, and many others.

    18-55mm Zoom Lens Included
    With the included 18-55mm zoom lens you'll have a great all-purpose lens to get you started, right from day one
    16.1 Megapixel resolution
    Thanks to the 16.1 megapixel APS-C sensor, and Sony Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise. So you get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements
    APS-C Size HD Image Sensor
    The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized DSLRs--with 13 times the area of the typical point-and-shoot image sensor--APS-C makes the difference between "snapshots" and "photographs," delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds
    Full HD 1080 / 60i / 24p Video
    Record super smooth 1080 Full HD Video in either 60i or 24p frames per second. Records in your choice of 1080/60i or 24p AVCHD format, or in PC-friendly 1080/30p MP4 format
    3.0" Tiltable LCD
    180 tiltable 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD screen for easy self portraits
    Photo Creativity interface
    The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging. Changes can be combined/removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from seven different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button: Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness, and Self-timer / Continuous Advance
    Auto Portrait Framing
    Simply photograph a person and Auto Portrait Framing will save an additional, optimally framed image in portrait or landscape orientation. Combining Face Detection and By Pixel Super Resolution technologies with rule of thirds, Auto Portrait Framing provides beautifully composed and appealingly balanced full resolution portraits
    Picture Effect mode
    There are 11 types (15 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color, Retro Photo, Partial Color (R), Partial Color (G), Partial Color (B), Partial Color (Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key , Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Mono, Miniature. Each is unique, giving you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos stand out
    Clear Image Zoom
    Utilizing Sony's exclusive By Pixel Super Resolution Technology, Clear Image Zoom increases the effective focal length of your lens up to 2x by digitally magnifying the center of your image with nearly imperceptible degradation. It virtually doubles the effective focal length of whatever lens you're using providing greater shooting flexibility
    Built-in flash
    Perfect when an extra burst of light is needed to get the shot, the built-in flash combines with high ISO sensitivity to enable shooting in just about any setting
    Interchangeable lenses
    Compatible with Sony's E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for compact interchangeable lens cameras--opening up a world of creative options
    Up to 5.5 frames per second
    Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps
    ISO 16000 sensitivity
    Capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. The excellent ISO performance is made possible by a low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor
    3D Sweep Panorama Mode
    Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television4. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats
    Sweep Panorama Mode
    Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length)
    Anti-Motion Blur mode
    Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur
    Hand-held Twilight Mode
    Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures--beyond the capability of traditional cameras--without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise
    Auto HDR built into camera
    High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second
    Live View LCD
    The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays
    Tiltable 3" LCD screen
    Empowers your photography with a different point of view. Tilts down 13 and up 180 to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss
    921K pixel TruBlack LCD screen
    Sony's Xtra Fine LCD monitor features a TruBlack screen that includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight
    Intelligent Auto Focus
    Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum
    iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode
    Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization without leaving Auto Mode so you always get the best shot
    On-screen Help Guide
    Provides a ready-reference that explains the camera's modes and settings. It walks through the camera's operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication
    Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys
    Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-F3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It's elegant, uncluttered and intuitive
    BIONZ image processor
    The brain of the camera is a refined version of Sony's BIONZ image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 16000 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.1 megapixel images, 2D / 3D Sweep Panorama modes and 6 image layering
    Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
    Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off
    Accepts Alpha DSLR A-mount lenses
    Using the LA-EA1 or LA-EA2 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply
    25-point Auto Focus
    25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame
    Multi-segment metering
    Optimizes exposure based on 49 segments. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations
    Manual Focus Assist
    Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only
    Peaking for Precise Focus
    The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors (white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot
    RAW image capture
    The NEX-F3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to compression, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC
    "Background Defocus" control
    Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention in portrait photography. But you've had to know about aperture f-stops and shutter speeds. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus
    Accepts image stabilized lenses
    Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light
    Powerful supplied software
    To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and PlayMemories Home software
    Face Detection technology
    The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults
    Smile Shutter Technology
    Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity
    HDMI output for HD viewing
    Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output. In addition, the BRAVIA Sync system works with compatible Sony BRAVIA HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote
    Eight Scene Selection Modes
    These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Twilight modes
    Six Creative Style settings
    Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste
    P/A/S/M operating modes
    The NEX-F3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control
    Anti-Dust Technology
    Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor
    Up to 470 Shots of battery life
    Take up to 470 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium-ion Stamina battery power. Sony's InfoLITHIUM battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence
    Dual Format Media Card Slot
    For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD / SDHC media. Class 4 or higher cards are recommended--memory card is required and sold separately
    Index and Slide Show Display
    Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect

    Item Includes

    Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Black)

     

    • E 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens (Silver)
    • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh)
    • AC Adapter
    • Shoulder Strap
    • USB Cable (Mini B)
    • 1-Year Limited USAWarranty

    ADDITIONAL ACCESSORIES

    • CLEANING KIT
    • 32GB MEMORY CARD
    • MEMORY CARD READER

    Specefications

    Imaging
    Lens MountSony E-Mount
    Camera FormatAPS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)
    Pixels16.1 Megapixel
    Sensor Type / SizeCMOS, 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    Audio: AAC
    Dust Reduction SystemYes
    Memory Card TypeMemory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    AV Recording
    Video RecordingYes, NTSC
    Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
    Audio RecordingWith Video, Stereo
    Focus Control
    Focus TypeAuto & Manual
    Focus ModeSingle-servo AF (S), Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M)
    Autofocus Points25
    Viewfinder/Display
    Display Screen3"Rear ScreenTiltingLCD (921,600)
    Screen Coverage100%
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity100-25600
    ShutterType: Electronic
    Speed: 30 - 1/4000
    Metering MethodCenter-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
    Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Kelvin, Preset Manual, Shade
    Flash
    Built-in FlashYes
    External Flash ConnectionProprietary
    Performance
    Continuous ShootingUp to 5.5 fps
    Self Timer2 seconds, 10 seconds
    ConnectivityAV Output
    HDMI C (Mini)
    USB 2.0
    Software System RequirementsWindows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7
    Mac: OS X 10.3 or later
    Power
    Battery1x NP-FW50Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD)Not Specified By Manufacturer
    WeightNot Specified By Manufacturer
    Kit Lens
    Focal Length18-55 mm
    Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 27-82.5 mm
    ApertureMaximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: f/22 - 32
    Viewing Angle76 - 29
    SLR Camera (Kit Lens 2) - Minimum Focus Distance9.84"(24.99 cm)
    Magnification0.3x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:3
    Elements/Groups11/9
    Diaphragm Blades7
    AutofocusYes
    Image StabilizationYes
    Filter ThreadFront: 49 mm
    SLR Camera (Kit Lens 2) - Dimensions (DxL)Approx. 2.44 x 2.36" (6.20 x 5.99 cm)
    SLR Camera (Kit Lens 2) - Weight6.84 oz (193.91 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 5.7 x 5.4"