Sony unveils smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera


8 Jun 2011

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Sony has revealed the NEX-C3, the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens camera in its class.

The NEX-C3 weighs 225g – 6pc lighter than the Sony NEX-3. It has a 16.2-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor which can film 720p HD video.

It features a 3-inch LCD screen with TruBlack technology for a high-contrast image display. Its battery can handle 400 still shots per charge.

The NEX-C3’s Photo Creativity interface simplifies terms such as “aperture,” “exposure value” and “white balance” for inexperienced users, replacing them with descriptions such as “background defocus,” “brightness” and “colour.”

The camera has a rear-mounted control wheel to instantly see the effect of your settings previewed onscreen. It can also preview two or more settings to combine effects.

It also has 3D Sweep Panorama to capture wide images which can be viewed on a 3D TV.

The Sony NEX-C3 will be available from August 2011.

Photo: The Sony NEX-C3