Sony NEX-F3 Review: The Best Photos $600 Can Buy
To create the NEX-F3, Sony took its predecessor—the best-in-class NEX-C3—loaded it with revamped hardware aimed at everyday consumers, and gave the camera’s shooting specs a boost. The finished product looks promising, and the price remains $600. Is it still the best camera in its category?
Why It Matters
The superb NEX-C3 was almost militant in its minimalism. Yes, it had a DSLR-sized APS-C sensor that required big lenses that jut out from the body. Still, the compact camera was pared down to a virtually buttonless package. The bottom line was the image quality—that made it the Battlemodo winner.
The new NEX-F3 shares the same guts as predecessor. But some subtle changes, aimed at making life easier for beginners, make it a teeny bit larger. The question is whether Sony has improved on its baby boomer’s effective (if imperfect) package.