This certainly contributes also that Sony manages thanks to the "virtual" command dial with very few switches and buttons, and so the slim body of the NEX-3 has cleaned up very much. After all, there was room enough for Sony LA-EA1 lens adapter with tripod mount for NEX and NEX-3-5 [Photo: Sony] a separate button for video recording. Apart from the blunders in the settings make the NEX-3 in terms of "ergonomics" barely Weaknesses: The 3-inch display has with 900,000 pixels on extremely fine and can be reduced by almost 90 degrees and swivel 45 degrees down . The covers for the various connectors seem quite robust. In the optical axis, a tripod mount is made of solid metal. Only the battery is somewhat weak in the chest. According to CIPA measurement method, but he keeps for about 330 shots through - which would be just about acceptable. In practice, if it even be considered in more detail shots or a video clip is recorded, but the energy storage is already out of breath after about 200 shots.
Sony Alpha NEX-3
The NEX-3 equipment is properly fitted, rich in any case, as it would suggest a first look at the case. Can score especially in the automatic functions of them: Who are the technical design of his pictures would all leave the camera, for example, presents the "Intelligent Auto" field. It ensures that the camera automatically selects a scene mode that best fits the subject. Is commendable that the NEX-3 while informed with a small symbol, for which shooting mode you chose. This allows the diaphragm (and thus the automatically predetermined depth of field) to overdrive. "Background defocus" Sony calls this feature, which is easily controlled with the dial. In contrast, an exposure compensation in the "iAUTO" mode is not possible. And it still is annoying: All points in the Sony NEX-3 with E 3.5-5-6/18-55 OSS [Photo: Northern Media] menu, "Brightness / Color" are disabled when the camera is in the intelligent automatic.