Sony NEX-C3 Interchangeable Lens Camera Technical Specifications

Jun 8, 2011, Sony has Announced NEX-C3 Interchangeable Lens Camera and published the full Technical Specifications officially:

NEX-C3 Interchangeable Lens Camera Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications of Sony NEX-C3 Interchangeable Lens Camera

SystemCamera typeInterchangeable lens digital camera
Lens compatibilitySony E-mount lenses


TypeAPS-C type (23.5x15.6mm),

Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor with RGB primary

colour filters

Effective no. of pixels16.2 megapixels (effective),
Total no. of pixels (approx.)16.5 megapixels (total)
Anti-Dust systemCharge protection coating on

low-pass filter and electro-magnetic vibration



(still image)

Recording formatJPEG (DCF v.2.0, Exif v.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant),

3D still image: MPO (MPF Extended stereovision)

compliant, RAW (Sony ARW 2.2 format)

Image sizeAspect ratio


L: 4912 x 3264 (16 M),

M: 3568 x 2368 (8.4 M),

S: 2448 x 1624 (4 M)

Aspect ratioL: 4912 x 2760 (14 M),

M: 3568 x 2000 (7.1 M),

S: 2448 x 1376 (3.4 M)

SweepWide: Horizontal 12416 x 1856 (23M),

Vertical 2160 x 5536 (12M),

Standard: Horizontal 8192 x 1856 (15M),

Vertical 2160 x 3872 (8.4M)

3D SweepWide: 7152 x 1080 (7.7 M),

Standard: 4912 x 1080 (5.3 M),

16:9: 1920 x 1080 (2.1 M)

Image quality modesRAW, RAW & JPEG, JPEG Fine, JPEG Standard
Other featuresPicture Effect

7 types (11 variations): Pop Color, Retro Photo, High-

key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera,

Posterization (Color, B/W), Partial Color (Red, Yellow,

Blue, Green)

Creative style:

Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W

(Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness adjustable in +/-3 steps)

Dynamic Range functions:

Off, D-Range Optimizer (Auto, Lv 1-5), Auto HDR

(Auto Exposure Diff., Adjustable Exposure Diff.: up to

6EV between 1.0EV to 6EV in 1 EV steps)

Soft Skin Effect

High, Mid, Low, Off

Colour spacesRGB, Adobe RGB



Recording formatMP4 Video Compression: MPEG-4 visual, Audio

recording format: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, Audio channel: 2


Image size (pixels)MP4: 1280 x 720

(29.97fps / Average bit rate 9/6Mbps),

VGA: 640 x 480

(29.97fps / Average bit rate 3Mbps)

MediaMemory Stick PRO Duo / Memory Stick PRO-HG

Duo / SD memory card / SDHC memory card / SDXC

memory card

Noise reductionLong exposure NR:

On/Off selectable, available of shutter speeds longer

than 1 sec.

High ISO NR:

Auto/Weak selectable, available at ISO 1600 or higher



White balance modesAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent,

Fluorescent, Flash, C. temp./Filter

(2500- 9900k with 19-step Magenta/Green




TypeContrast-detection AF
Sensitivity rangeEV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus modesAutofocus / DMF (Direct Manual Focus) / Manual

Focus selectable

Autofocus mode: AF-S (Single-shot AF) /

AF-C (Continuous AF) selectable

Focus areaMulti (25 points) / Center / Flexible spot selectable
Other featuresPredictive control, Focus lock, Built-in AF illuminator

(Distance: approx. 0.3-4.0m with E 16 F2.8 lens, approx.

0.5-3.0m with E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS)





Type49-zone metering
SensitivityEV0-20 (ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
MeteringMulti / Center / Spot selectable


Programmed AE (iAUTO, P), Aperture priority (A),

Shutter-speed priority (S), Manual (M)

ScenePortrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset,

Night portrait, Night View, Hand-held Twilight

Exposure+/-2.0EV in 1/3EV steps
Exposure3 continuous exposures, in 0.3 or 0.7EV steps
AE lockAE is locked with focus lock
ISO sensitivityAUTO (ISO200-1600), ISO200 to 12800 selectable

(in 1EV steps, Recommended Exposure Index)



Type7.5cm (3.0-type) wide type TFT,

Xtra Fine LCD with TruBlack Technology

Total no. of dots921,600 dots
Brightness controlAuto / Manual (5 steps between -2 and +2) / Sunny


Field coverage100%
Adjustable angleUp by approx. 80 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees

(from the camera back)

DisplayHistogram display, real-time image adjustment display

(reflects exposure compensation, white balance, creative


Other featuresFace detection (up to 8 faces detectable automatically),

Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps), Precision digital

zoom (1.1x - 10x), Grid line, MF assist, (7.5x, 15x),

Peaking function (Level: High / Mid / Low / Off, Color:

White / Red / Yellow), Shooting Tips, Help Guide

ShutterTypeElectronically controlled, vertical traverse, focal-plane


Shutter speeds1/4000 to 30 sec, Bulb
Flash sync. speed1/160 sec.


Drive modesSingle-shot, Continuous shooting, Speed-priority

continuous shooting, Self-timer (10/2 sec delay

selectable), Self-timer (Cont.)

(with 10 sec delay, 3/5 exposures selectable)

Continuous shooting (approx.)Speed-priority continuous mode: max 5.5 fps

Continuous mode: max. 2.5 fps

*varies according to shooting conditions and memory

card used

No. of frame recordable*Standard: 18, Fine: 14, RAW: 6, RAW & JPEG: 6

*varies according to shooting conditions and memory

card used

PlaybackSingle (with or without shooting information, RGB

histogram & highlight/shadow warning), 6/12-frame

index view, Enlarged display mode (L: 14x, M: 11x, S:

7.3x, Panorama Standard: 24x, Panorama wide: 34x),

Image orientation, Slideshow(10 sec., 5 sec., 2 sec., Off)

InterfacePC interfaceUSB2.0 Hi-speed (Mass-storage, PTP)
HD outputHDMI mini connector (Type-C), BRAVIA Sync (link

menu), PhotoTV HD

Compatible OS (USB connection)Windows(R) XP* SP3, Windows Vista(R) SP2,

Windows 7

Mac OS X (v10.3-v10.6)

*64-bit editions and Starter Edition not supported.

Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or

greater is necessary to create disks.

AudioMicrophoneBuilt-in stereo microphone or ECM-SST1 (sold

separately) attachable to Smart Accessory Terminal

SpeakerBuilt-in, monaural, Volume settings in 8 steps between 0

and 7

TypeExternal flash (supplied), attachable to Smart Accessory


Guide No.7 (in meters at ISO100) * equivalent
Flash coverage16mm (focal length printed on lens body)
ControlP-TTL metering
Flash compensation+/- 2EV in 1/3 EV steps
Flash modesFlash off, Autoflash, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync.

Red-eye reduction on/off selectable for Autoflash and

fill-flash mode

Recycling timeApprox. 4 sec.
External FlashSmart Accessory Terminal compatible Flash HVL-F20S
Compatible standardsExif Print, Print Image Matching III, DPOF setting
BatteryOne rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Battery performanceApprox. 400 images (CIPA standard)

Movie: max. 29 min. (at 20° – 40°C environmental


External powerBattery charger BC-VW1 (supplied),

AC Adaptor AC-PW20AM (optional)

With battery and MemoryApprox. 283 g
BodyApprox. 225 g
Dimensions (WHD)109.6 x 60.0 x 33.0 mm (4-3/8 x 2-3/8 x 1-5/16 in.)

(without protrusions)

Operating temperature0-40°C

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