Sony is one of the companies with most to gain a widespread adoption of mirrorless cameras. The inroads it made into the conventional DSLR market were pretty modest compared to its ambition, and there's clearly an opportunity to combine its in-house expertise from its Cyber-Shot compacts with the interchangeable lens know-how it gained.The magic inside the package comes with the Sony Alpha NEX-C3 DSLR Camera, and there are also a NP-FW50 battery pack, a battery charger, a data cable (USB), a strap, a CD-ROM, a user's guide, a body cap.
The NEX-3 is not exactly excessively bulky, so it's impressive to see that Sony has managed to make the C3 still smaller - it's even slightly smaller than the NEX-5.
Instead of building the flash into the camera body, Sony opts to include a small, fiddly screw-in flash in the box. We reckon that most users will choose to either leave the flash attached at all times (thus increasing the size of the camera), or end up leaving it at home.
The 3.0 inch XtraFine TruBlack LCD has got to make you view the pictures nicely and vividly.
The fun part about the NEX-3 is the lift-up of the screen. Easy lift, easy self picture taking mode.
The playback, power keys are just located on the right top of the camera. The Rec key is easily spotted under the power key for shooting a movie.
The Sony NEX-C3 is one of few exceptions. However, the camera is priced very competitively, and you're not likely to miss the few features it omits -- namely 1080p video capture and a universal accessory hot shoe. Sony's NEX-3 left us with high expectations for its next generation mirrorless cam, and our level of enthusiasm for this latest camera remains unparalleled. If you've been looking to upgrade from a compact point-and-shoot, or want to trim a significant amount of fat from your DSLR kit, then there's no better option than the NEX-C3.