Camera tech data for Sony NEX-C3

General
NameSony NEX-C3
Mount typeE-mount
Supported lensesE, FE, A-mount (via LA-EAx)
Release year2011
Statusdiscontinued
Digital parameters
Output resolution [pixels]4912×3264, 3568×2368, 2448×1624
Output resolution (16:9) [pixels]4912×2760, 3568×2000, 2448×1376
Output resolution (panorama) [pixels]12416×1856, 5536×2160, 8192×1856, 3872×2160
Output resolution (3D panorama) [pixels]7152×1080, 4912×1080, 1920×1080
Effective output pixels16.0 M
Sensor typeCMOS, Bayer pattern, 12-bit ADC
Sensor size [mm] (crop factor)23.5×15.6 (1.5×)
ISO rangeauto (200–1600), 200–12800 (1/1 stops)
Color and post-processing
Color spacessRGB, Adobe RGB
Image parameterscontrast, saturation, sharpness (-3 – +3)
Creative stylesstandard, vivid, portrait, landscape, sunset, B/W
Picture effectshigh-key, high contrast monochrome, pop color, posterization (color; B/W), partial color (red; yellow; blue; green), toy camera, retro photo
Picture parameters
Picture profiles
Soft skin effect3 levels, off
White balanceauto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent, flash, direct entry, custom (1 register)
Color temperature range [K]2500–9900
Color temperature increments [K]100
Color compensation index [steps]± 9 (G/M)
White-balance bracketing [pictures per shot] (steps [mired])
Noise reductionlong exp. (>1s), high-ISO (2 levels)
D-range optimizerstandard, manual (5 levels)
DRO bracketing [pictures per shot] (levels)
Auto HDRauto, manual (1–6 EV)
Lens compensation
Movie recording
Movie resolutions [size/fps]1280×720p30, 640×480p30
Movie ISO rangeunknown
Shutter speed (movie) [s]unknown
Movie formatsMPEG-4
Audio formatsMPEG4 AAC-LC
Movie length29 minutes
Microphonebuilt-in (stereo), Smart Accessory Terminal (stereo)
Audio monitoring
Movie featurespicture effects, creative styles
Auto-focus
AF sensors25 areas
AF range [EV]0 – 20
AF modesAF-S, AF-C, DMF
AF assist lightyes
AF adjustment [no. of lenses]30
Features
Eye-startno
Sensor-based image stabilisationno
Remote control via USB/WiFino
Other featuresMF peaking, on-screen help, Anti-Dust, BRAVIA Sync, face recognition, smile shutter, sweep panorama (2D/3D), speaker
Metering
Metering modes49 segments, center-weighted, spot
Metering range [EV] (with spot)0 – 20
Auto Exposure Lock buttonno
Exposure modesiAuto, P, A, S, M
Subject programsportrait, landscape, closeup, sport, night portrait, hand-held night shot, sunset, anti motion blur
Exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Zebrano
Flash
Flash shoe typeSmart Accessory Terminal
Accessory shoe cap
Flash modesnormal, red-eye reduction, rear sync, slow sync
Flash metering49S-TTL (pre-flash only)
Requires D flash unit
Flash guide number [m]/ coverage [mm]-/-
X-Sync speed [s]1/160
High Speed Syncno
Wireless flashno
Wireless x-sync speed [s]
Wireless HSSno
Ratio flash controlno
Flash exposure compensation [stops] (steps [stops])± 2 (1/3)
Studio flash socketno
Flash Exposure Level lockno
Viewfinder
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution [pixels]
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
Eye relief [mm]/ from frame [mm]
Diopter adjustment [diopters]
Eyepiece cup
Viewfinder accessory compatible
Live Viewmain sensor
Live View zoom1×, 7.5×, 10×, 15×
Display
Display technology, size [mm/inches], resolution [dots]TFT, 3″, 921600
Display mounttilt up 80°, tilt down 45°
Histogram displayluminance, RGB
Automatic brightnessyes
Touch screenno
Video output interfacesHDMI (1080i/720p/ 580p/576p)
Display accessories (opt.)screen protector PCK-LM1EA, screen protector PCK-LH1EM
Shooting
Frame rate [fps]7, 2.3
Frame rate with AF [fps]2.3
Shutter speed (still) [s]30 – 1/4000, B
Shutter typemech.
Self-timer [s]10
Continuous self-timer [shots]5, 3
Bracketing frames (stops)3 (1/3, 2/3)
Remote release socket
Wireless remote release
Release priorityno
Depth of field previewno
Aperture can be changed during depth of field previewno
Silent depth of field previewno
Storage
Storage media (number of slots)Memory Stick Duo, PRO Duo, PRO-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Eye-Fi (1)
Remote storage via USBno
File system formatsFAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
File formatsARW 2.2, JPEG w/ EXIF 2.3, MPO
Power
Batteries1× NP-FW50
Vertical grip
External power supplyAC adaptor AC-PW20
Construction and accessories
Weather sealingno
Mount materialsteel
Weight [g]225
Standard accessoriesstrap, USB cable, battery NP-FW50, charger BC-VW1, software, flash HVL-F7S
Other optional accessorieslens adapters LA-EAx, microphone ECM-SST1, viewfinder FDA-SV1
Misc
Other interfacesUSB 2.0 (High Speed; Mini-B)
USB modesmass storage
PrintingExif Print, Print Image Matching Ⅲ
Latest firmware version (release date)Ver. 02 (12/2011)
Commentssilver, black and pink versions available
Reviews & linksAudley Jarvis on TrustedReviews (full review), Dan Havlik on Wired.com (full review), Electronista (full review), Gary Wolstenholme on TechRadar (full review), Jay on SonyAlphaLab (full review), Joshua Waller on ePHOTOzine (full review), Kelcey Smith on dpreview.com (full review), Ken McMahon at Camera Labs (full review), Luminous Landscape (full review), Margaret Brown on PhotoReview Australia (full review), Mark Goldstein on PhotographyBLOG (full review), Mike Lowe on What Digital Camera (full review), Philip Ryan on PopPhoto (full review), Richard Sibley on Amateur Photographer (full review), Shawn Barnett and Zig Weidelich on Imaging Resource (full review)
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