Sony launches NEX-F3 camera with 180° tilt LCD screen for easy self portraits

New NEX series camera from Sony

  • APS-C size 16.1 megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor
  • Auto Portrait Framing for easy, top-quality portraits
  • 180° tilting LCD screen for self-portraits
  • Built-in flash for low-light shooting

 

Sydney, 17 May, 2012: Sony Australia today launched the latest Compact System Camera, the NEX-F3, packing DSLR- features into a small compact body and price, making it refreshingly accessible for all photographers. The NEX-F3 will allow users to enjoy the creative world of high-quality imaging with interchangeable lenses without the bulk and size of a Digital SLR camera.

The compact sized NEX-F3 features the same space-saving mirrorless design as other cameras in the E-mount family. Far bigger than sensors found in point-and-shoot compacts, the 16.1 effective megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor captures more light for flawless, low-noise stills and crisply detailed Full HD video (50i/25p). Just like traditional DSLR cameras, it’s easy to create beautiful defocus effects with your subject focused sharply against a smoothly blurred background.

The NEX-F3 helps novice photographers craft top-quality portraits with ease. Auto Portrait Framing identifies your subject, trimming the scene to create beautifully composed, high resolution portrait photos.

Self-portraits are simple with a quick 180° flip of the LCD you can press the shutter button, or let Smile Shutter take the picture for you automatically with the three second timer.

Shooting options in dim light or indoors are broadened with the addition of a built-in flash. As introduced on the acclaimed NEX-7, this handy pop-up flash lets you brighten up portraits and other shots without the need to carry an additional flash accessory.

Getting close to the subject used to mean packing a more powerful lens but now you can enjoy high-quality close-ups with Clear Image Zoom which doubles effective magnification of the lens. Unique to Sony, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology maintains superb image detail, tones and textures. Ideal for travel and everyday shooting, it’s a great way to boost your maximum focal length without carrying extra hardware.

For beginners, the NEX-F3 takes the guesswork out of choosing the right camera function with the Superior Auto mode recognising a wide range of scenes and subjects and adjusting the settings with the skill of a seasoned photographer.

From the cameras premium feel, enhanced by a high-quality handgrip, to the battery boost of 18 per cent to 470 shots from a single charge and easy charging via USB, the NEX-F3 is a must have choice for photographers wanting to step up from their point-and-shoot compact.

SEL18200LE E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens

An ideal travel partner for not just the NEX-F3 but the entire Sony E-mount family, the new SEL18200LE E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE offers a powerful 11x zoom range and superb resolution in an easy to carry lens. Smaller and 12 per cent lighter than its predecessor the SEL18200, the new E-mount lens features Optical SteadyShot, to compensate for the effects of hand-shake. Direct Manual Focus also gives precise control over touch up focus, for fine creative control over beautiful images.

The NEX-F3 Compact System Camera and the SEL18200LE E18-200mm F3.5-6.3 telephoto zoom lens will be available in Australia from mid June 2012 and end of June respectively.

Price in Australia

Product code

Description

SRP (inc.GST)

NEXF3KB

NEX-F3 BLACK SINGLE LENS KIT 18-55MM

$699

NEXF3KP

NEX-F3 PINK SINGLE LENS KIT 18-55MM

$699

NEXF3KW

NEX-F3 WHITE SINGLE LENS KIT 18-55MM

$699

NEXF3YB

NEX-F3 BLACK TWIN LENS KIT 18-55MM & 55-210MM

$999

NEXF3YW

NEX-F3 WHITE TWIN LENS KIT 18-55MM & 55-210MM

$999

SEL18200LE

E 18-200MM F3.5-6.3 OSS LE

$1099

 

Specifications Sheet

Features NEX-F3
Type Digital compact system camera with interchangeable lenses
Lens Compatibility E-mount lens system. Can also use A-mount lenses with optional adaptor (continuous AF supported with LA-EA2)
Image Sensor APS-C type (23.5 x15.6 mm) Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with 16.1 effective megapixels
Processor BIONZ™ image processor
ISO Sensitivity Range ISO 200 – 16000
HD movie record Full HD AVCHD 1920 x 1080 50i/25p; MPEG4
Electronic Viewfinder (Optional Electronic Viewfinder FDA-EV1S)
LCD 7.5cm (3″) wide type TFT (Xtra Fine LCD) with 921k dot resolution; tilts upwards approx. 180 degrees, downwards approx. 13 degrees
Clear Image Zoom, Smart Zoom, Digital Zoom Yes
SteadyShot™ INSIDE (Optical image stabilisation available with selected E-mount lenses)
Autofocus System Contrast detection AF system; Object Tracking AF
Picture Effect 11 types (15 variations): Posterization (Colour, B/W), Pop Colour, Retro Photo, Partial Colour (R,G,B,Y), High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera, Soft High-key, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature
Continuous Burst Shooting Up to 5.5 frames per second (in Speed Priority mode)
Battery life (still images) Approx. 470 shots (CIPA measurement)
Built-in Flash GN6 (in metres at ISO 100)
Other features Auto Portrait Framing and Self-Portrait; Face Detection and Smile Shutter; Superior AUTO; Sweep Panorama (2D/3D); Auto HDR; DRO; Hand-held Twilight mode; Creative Styles; Photo Creativity interface; USB Charge
Media Memory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dimensions (WxHxD) Approx. 117.3 mm × 66.6 mm × 41.3 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 255g (body only)

Approx. 314g (with battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

Supplied software PlayMemories Home

 

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