Sony 16.1MP Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens


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Sony 16.1MP Camera w/ 16-50mm Lens
Price: $279.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Wednesday, Dec 31 to Monday, Jan 05) + transit
Condition: New/Open Box

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#3

I paid $499 for mine, good price !


#4

I have a NEX 5n which is a little older but it is a insanely good camera. This should be just as good if not better since the NEX line is all pretty similar between the models. They use much larger sensors so the quality is great. This is a great price imo.

Also make sure to get a very fast write speed SD card, these can do 10 fps burst shots and you will have issues if you don’t have a fast card.


#5

Need support? Check out the support page and very good reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) over at BHPhotoVideo.com


#6

Amazon reviewer says battery can only be charged inside the camera, unless you buy their $55 charger. Anyone one know if this is true?

Amazon review Sony camera


#7

Yep. The guy from Amazon.


#8

There are generic batteries available for the camera as well. Two batteries and an external charger go for ~$30.


#9

How long ago did you get your camera? I got an open box Sony Alpha a6000 from Best Buy this morning for under $400.


#10

Yes, but you can also use the BC-VW1 charger for $42. The camera charges the battery internally over USB. Good battery life, but a spare is nice to have charging while you’re shooting.

I have the 5n and 6 and these are fantastic cameras. The 3 series has less bells and whistles (viewfinder, apps, wifi, etc) but will take the same quality of photo. Many lenses available for e-mount as well, so the system can grow with you. I started with the NEX-3 years ago and have several lenses, it’s a great mirrorless system. Also good lenses from Sigma.


#11

For $20 more you can get a new A5000 from B&H, which is the successor to this camera. DXOMark shows marked improvement in image quality between the NEX3 and A5000. That aside, Sony cameras provide great bang for the buck.


#12

It also looks like it includes a sd card and a shoulder bag included in that price. Looks like a good deal to me. Expedited free shipping to certain areas also!!!


#13

Why ever would you buy this 2 year old model when you can get the new, better one, brand new with full warranty, from a reputable photo equipment store, for virtually the same price, with free stuff, and free shipping? When a company starts assuming their customers are stupid, it’s all downhill from there.


#14

Great deals on the Sony a6000 around the holidays. Got mine at National Camera Exchange near my house. Great camera, amazing price. I’d stay away from this woot “deal”.


#15

The price you paid doesn’t make this a “good price” now. Better cameras are available for less cost if you shop around.


#16

Bad deal.

At Adorama you can get a newer generation and higher end model the a5000 which is a higher version of the nex 3 for 298… it includes a memory chip the same lens as this one, a case and other stuff… plus it has overnight shipping… Oh and its new not an open box camera like this one… So why not spend 14 dollars more (no 5 dollar shipping at Adorama) and get a better camera that is not 2 years old and is new in the box? http://www.adorama.com/ISOA5000BA.html


#17

There are a number of “universal” chargers where you move the pins to match the battery contacts and the charger figures out the voltage and the polarity.

They are about $20 - $35 and I use them all the time on my Sony and others.

They are just creeping into the mass market*, but are found on eBay and at battery sales sites.

  • The know-nothing never-read-the-instructions consumer will probably never warm up to these because they cannot just magically drop in a battery.

#18

How do you feel about cameras with no optical or internal EVF?

Being able to compose the picture means being able to see what you are shooting. How does this screen work in bright outdoor light?


#19

I had a NEX-3N, which I sold, and still have a NEX-7, which is a very nice camera. As others have noted, though, the 3N has been replaced by the A5000, and is available for about the same price, so no reason to buy this one at this price.

But I wouldn’t buy the A5000 (or any other ILCE or DSLR) this week either. The Consumer Electronics Show is just two weeks away, and I expect that Sony, Canon, and Nikon will all introduce new models there.

Beyond that, the whole Sony camera strategy is a bit of a mess. They now call all of their high-end cameras Alphas (phasing out the NEX name), but they are divided into the incompatible E-mount and A-mount cameras. There aren’t a lot of choices for E-mount lenses, especially compared with the options of Nikon and Canon, which are much more heavily supported by their manufacturers, as well as by Sigma, Tamron, and others.

With Sony losing money year after year, they exited the VAIO computer line, and I am concerned that they may decide also to exit the camera business, which would orphan all of their cameras. As much as I like the Sony equipment that I own, I would quickly go back to Canon if that happened.

Bottom line: don’t buy this NEX-3N and wait until mid-January to see what is announced at CES.


#20

THIS:

Why ever would you buy this 2 year old model when you can get the new, better one, brand new with full warranty, from a reputable photo equipment store, for virtually the same price, with free stuff, and free shipping? When a company starts assuming their customers are stupid, it’s all downhill from there.