Sony NEX-3N Compact System Camera with 16-50mm & 55-210mm PZ Lenses, 1080p, 16.1MP, 3” LCD Screen

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Take the creativity of a DSLR anywhere with the easy-to-use NEX-3N. With a large 16.1-megapixel APS-C sensor, you can shoot detailed images in low light, use the handy 180° tiltable screen for self-portraits or tricky angles, and give your photography that professional look.

This camera comes with 16-50mm and 55-210mm power zoom lenses to get you snapping straight away.

Key benefits:

  • When it comes to camera sensors, bigger really is better. The NEX-3N has a large, DSLR-quality APS-C sensor which captures more light than most other interchangeable lens cameras, so more detail reaches the sensor. The result is beautifully lit shots up to 16.1 megapixels.
  • Taking portraits of yourself and your friends is simple. Flip the tiltable screen around 180° and frame the shot to perfection. Or shoot from awkward or interesting angles – it makes it easier to photograph objects up high (like tall buildings) without twisting your neck.
  • At just 210g, the NEX-3N body is slim and light, and ready to go where you go, but it also has the capabilities of DSLR cameras twice its size. What’s more, the kit comes with a compact, lightweight power zoom lens so you can be creative anywhere, any time.
  • The large sensor has a wide sensitivity range - from ISO 200 up to 16000 - so you can capture warm natural light in low-light scenes without a flash.
  • Auto Object Framing automatically proposes a pro-style crop of your original picture. Whether you use the suggested version or your original is entirely up to you.
  • Film Full HD at dusk or indoors with a sensor that adjusts settings automatically for low-light conditions. Quickly zoom in and out without losing focus. With a choice of manual or autofocus, and cinematic 25p shooting, you can call the shots when movie-making.
  • Includes PZ lenses, battery, charger and AC power cord.

Feeling creative?

One of the biggest advantages of this camera is the sheer shooting flexibility on offer. You can use additional lenses to take wide-angle, telephoto, or close-up shots to suit just about any situation. The shorter the focal length (measured in mm), the wider the view will be – the longer the focal length, the more telescopic the picture. With a selection of interchangeable lenses at your disposal, the creative possibilities are endless.

Why not take a look at our range of additional lenses?

Note: Please check the compatibility of the lens with your camera.

Battery life Information How long the battery lasts for (and if applicable) until it needs recharging
480 shots per charge
Camera Type
Compact System
H62 x W109.9 x D34.6mm
Direct printing Information Can connect to a compatible digital camera to print without the need to use a computer.
Eligible for International Delivery
GPS Information Allows your camera to detect and record where a picture is taken
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
16-50mm / 55-210mm
Maximum ISO Rating Information Defines the sensor's light sensitivity and, thus, performance in low-light settings
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card (included)
Memory Card Type
Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards
Model name / number
NFC enabled Information Devices with NFC can be tapped together to establish a wireless connection for sending or streaming files and other data
Power Supply
Power Supply
Screen size Information Measured diagonally.
Screen size
Sensor Type
Shooting Modes
Sweep Panorama
Touch Screen
Video Resolution
1080p HD video
Weight Information Unpackaged weight
Zoom (digital) Information Enlarges video captured by the optical zoom and makes it seem even closer


  • International delivery not available


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