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Alpha NEX-C3 Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens (Silver) - Open Box*

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*IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This product is Open Box and may have minor scratches or imperfections. It includes all necessary accessories, however may be missing some items found in the original packaging. It has been inspected, appears to be in good working condition, and comes with the full manufacturer's warranty. If you are at all unsatisfied with its condition, you may return it for a full refund or exchange.


The Alpha NEX-C3 Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with with 18-55mm Lens gives you the versatility of a larger SLR digital camera but in a compact, light weight form-factor. Perfect for traveling, parties, or any time you don't want to carry a bulky camera around your neck, the NEX-C3 is a styling piece with enticing lines and an understated, yet modern design. But it's not just appealing in the looks department, the NEX-C3 backs up that enticing style with a 16.2Mp sensor and a BIONZ image processor that enable RAW image capture, a 3.0" LCD screen with TruBlack technology, and 1080/60i HD movie mode with Live View.

Perhaps most notable though, is the NEX-C3's ability to interchange lenses. The camera comes with a 16mm wide-angle lens included to get you started shooting from day one with a lens that makes easy work of large group shots, tight interiors, and sweeping vistas. However, any of the Sony E-mount or A-mount lenses will work with the NEX-C3, allowing you to stock up your lens arsenal for whatever the shoot calls for, knowing you'll able to able to capture it all without being weighed down by a heavy camera body.

FEATURES:
  • Smallest in class - This is the world's smallest interchangeable lens digital still camera using an APS-C size sensor (as of June 2011). We removed the conventional mirror box, AF sensor and viewfinder, reducing the "flange back" distance from 44.5 mm to 18 mm. The result has all the quality of an ? DSLR, in about half the size and weight.
  • HD movie recording - Capture vivid, lifelike HD movies in the PC-friendly MP4 format. Shoot 720/30p high definition or standard definition 480/30p.
  • ISO 12800 sensitivity - Incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. As of June 2011, this is best-in-class performance, made possible by low-noise Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor and refined Bionz image processor.
  • Anti Motion Blur mode - Corrects for subject movement to capture amazingly clean and sharp images in low light. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image that minimizes subject blur.
  • Live View LCD - The LCD monitor is active full-time for composing shots. Provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get preview of white balance, focus, depth of field, exposure and 100% framing accuracy, plus informative on-screen displays.
  • Fast Auto Focus - Some cameras in this class are slow to focus. That can make you miss the shot on fast-moving subjects like sports and unpredictable subjects like pets and babies. The fast Contrast Auto Focus system typically takes just 0.3 seconds. Also offers continuous Auto Focus when shooting movies.
  • On-screen Help Guide - Provides ready reference, explains the camera's modes and settings. Walks you through camera operation so you get the best shot. Helps you advance from basic operation to greater sophistication.
  • Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor - Conventional image sensors use only a handful of analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, which can slow you down. The NEX-C3 Exmor sensor provides 4,912 column-parallel A/D converters. You get fast response, superb image clarity.
  • Accepts DSLR A-mount lenses - Using the LA-EA1 adaptor (sold separately), you can attach the full selection of A-mount system lenses, which includes 34 current models and an installed base of millions of lenses worldwide. Operational restrictions apply.
  • Manual Focus Assist - Greatly magnifies the viewfinder image when you touch the focus ring, making it easy to get razor-sharp images. Works with E-mount lenses only.
  • "Background Defocus" control - Cameras with APS-C sensors take beautiful pictures because they can blur the background. That helps make your subject stand out as the center of attention in portrait photography. But you've had to know about aperture f-stops and shutter speeds. Now Sony makes it easy. Simply turn the Control Wheel one way for backgrounds in focus, the other for background defocus.
  • Face Detection technology - The camera can automatically detect up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.
  • Eight Scene Selection Modes - These help you get the shot by optimizing the camera for specific shooting situations. Select from Portrait, Sports, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night View, Night Portrait and Hand-held Night Shot modes.
  • Picture Effect mode - There are 7 types (11 variations) of picture effects to choose from: Posterization (Color), Posterization (B/W), Pop Color,Retro Photo, Partial Color(R), Partial Color(G), Partial Color(B), Partial Color(Y), High-key, High Contrast Monochrome, Toy Camera. Each is unique and each give you a new and exciting way to make your images and videos pop.
  • Up to 400 Shots of battery life - Take up to 400 shots on a single charge with Sony lithium ion Stamina battery power. The Info Lithium battery system enables you to see the percent of power remaining, so you can keep shooting in confidence.
  • PhotoTV HD compatibility - Optimizes compatible Bravia televisions for gorgeous display of digital pictures.
  • Interchangeable lenses - Compatible with the E-mount series of smaller, lighter lenses designed specifically for ? compact interchangeable lens cameras. Opens up a world of creative options.
  • 16.2 megapixel resolution - You get incredible detail and gorgeous enlargements. Thanks to the APS-C sensor size and Exmor APS HD CMOS technology, the camera achieves high resolution with no penalty in low-light sensitivity or sensor noise.
  • 3D Sweep Panorama Mode - Capture vast scenic vistas and 16:9 shots in spectacular 3D. As you sweep across the panorama, the camera records separate right-eye and left-eye images that make landscapes come alive on your 3D television4. Records both JPEG and MPO file formats.
  • Hand-held Twilight Mode - Get cleaner and sharper nighttime pictures-beyond the capability of traditional cameras-without using flash or a tripod. The camera leverages the large, APS-C image sensor and captures six images in a fraction of a second. Combining the data from all six creates a single image of extraordinary detail and low noise.
  • Tiltable 3" LCD screen - Empowers your photography with a different point or view. Tilts down 45 degree and up 80 degree to frame high- and low-angle shots that would otherwise be hit-or-miss.
  • Intelligent Auto Focus - Pre-focuses as you compose the shot, further reducing focusing time to a bare minimum.
  • On-screen Shooting Tips - Offers expert advice so you can shoot like a pro.
  • Bionz image processor - The brains of the camera is a refined version of the Bionz image processor. Its chroma noise reduction delivers high-resolution, low-noise photos even at ISO 12800 sensitivity. Also enables fast processing for up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting of data-intensive 16.2 megapixel images, 2D/3D Sweep Panorama and 6 image layering.
  • 25-point Auto Focus - 25 sensors cover a very wide area of the scene, for accurate focusing even when the subject is far from the center of the frame.
  • Peaking for Precise Focus - The Peaking function makes precise manual focusing much easier by highlighting the edges that are in focus in your choice of three colors ( white, red, or yellow). This is especially helpful during macro or portrait photography where your focal plane can make or break your shot.
  • Accepts image stabilized lenses - Selected E-mount lenses incorporate Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to combat the effects of camera shake. Building stabilization into the lenses enables the camera body to be remarkably thin and light.
  • Smile Shutter technology - Captures a smile the moment it happens. Simply select the Smile Shutter mode and the camera takes the picture automatically. You can prioritize children or adults and adjust the smile sensitivity.
  • Six Creative Style settings - Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset and B&W. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.
  • P/A/S/M operating modes - The NEX-C3 offers a full range of controls from the beginner's iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual. On-screen prompts help you refine your skills, build your confidence and exercise greater creative control.
  • Supplied detachable flash - To help you shoot more effectively in formal portraits, the supplied flash has a Guide Number of 7.
  • Index and Slide Show Display - Quickly review your photos using 6- or 12-frame index views, or as an automatic slide show with fade-in/fade-out effect.
  • APS-C size HD image sensor - The same sensor format that Sony builds into the full-sized ? DSLRs. With 13 times the area of the typical image sensor, APS-C makes the difference between "snapshots" and "photographs," delivering an exceptional combination of high resolution, high sensitivity and gorgeous, blurred backgrounds.
  • Up to 5.5 frames per second - Capture the decisive moment in sports and get the ideal baby photo. Up to 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full 16.2 MP resolution with exposure and focus fixed at the first frame. Standard continuous shooting at up to 2.5 fps.
  • Sweep Panorama - Capture expansive landscapes automatically. Press the shutter, sweep vertically or horizontally. The camera does the rest, continuously shooting images and stitching them together. Up to 23 MP image size. Up to 202 degrees maximum sweep angle (16mm focal length).
  • Auto HDR built into camera - High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography captures more scene contrast than a single exposure can handle by combining the best highlight detail from one shot and the best shadow detail from another for one incredible shot. Until recently, you needed a computer and editing software. Sony builds HDR in. Handles severe backlighting and other high-contrast scenes. Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.)
  • 921K pixel TruBlack LCD screen - The Xtra Fine LCD monitor has best-in-class resolution (as of June 2011). The TruBlack(tm) screen includes a special resin layer to suppress internal reflections, increase contrast compared to conventional LCDs. Sunny Weather mode boosts visibility even further in bright sunlight.
  • iAUTO (Intelligent Auto) mode - Unifies and simplifies Sony intelligent technologies. Takes advantage of Intelligent Scene Recognition, Face Detection technology, and Optical SteadyShot(tm) image stabilization without leaving auto mode so you always get the best shot.
  • Control Wheel + Customizable Soft Keys - Unlike cameras that bristle with knobs, buttons and dials, the NEX-C3 features a simple turn-and-click Control Wheel and context-sensitive Soft Keys. It's elegant, uncluttered and intuitive.
  • Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) - Dynamic Range Optimizer improves results with backlit subjects and recovers details hidden in shadows. Settings include Auto, Level with a choice of five operating levels and Off.
  • Multi-segment metering - Optimizes exposure based on 49 segments. Choice of Multi, Center and Spot metering accommodates a full range of shooting situations.
  • RAW image capture - The NEX-C3 saves your pictures as compact JPEG files or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicing, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.
  • Powerful supplied software - To help you refine and manage your images, the camera is equipped with computer software including Image Data Converter SR, Image Data Lightbox SR and Picture Motion Browser (PMB).
  • HDMI output for HD viewing - Enjoy HD movies and stunning still images on a compatible HDTV. The camera includes an HDMI output.12 In addition, the Bravia Sync system works with compatible Bravia HDTVs enabling you to control camera playback using the television's remote.
  • Photo Creativity interface - The Photo Creativity interface enables you to easily enjoy the creative expression of SLR-quality digital imaging. Changes can be combined/removed and viewed in real time on the LCD making it a breeze to make adjustments. Choose from seven different Photo Creativity functions using the convenient control wheel and center button: Picture Effect, Background Defocus Control, Soft Skin Effect, Color, Brightness, Vividness, and Self-timer / Continuous Advance.
  • Anti-Dust Technology - Anti-Dust Technology helps keep the CMOS sensor clean, resulting in consistently clear pictures. First a static-free coating on the sensor's low-pass filter helps repel dust. Then vibration automatically dislodges dust from the sensor.
  • Dual Format Media Card Slot - For cost-effective, convenient storage and sharing of your images, the camera accepts Memory Stick PRO Duo/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SD/SDHC media (Class 4 or higher recommended). (Memory card is required. All are sold separately.)
  • Supplied accessories - The kit includes a NP-FW50 Lithium ion rechargeable battery, BC-VW1 battery charger, Mini B USB cable, software CD and shoulder strap.

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Digital Mirrorless Camera Information
Effective Megapixels 16.2 Megapixels
Compatible Memory Card Secure Digital (SD/SDHC, SDXC) Card
LCD Screen Size 3.0"
Connectivity USB 2.0 High Speed
Exposure Modes iAUTO, Program Auto (P), Aperture priority (A), Shutter priority (S), Manual (M), Sweep Panorama (2D), Sweep Panorama (3D), Anti Motion Blur, Picture Effect, Scene Selection
Built-in Flash yes
Battery NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
Dimensions 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.3 (109.6 x 60.0 x 33.0mm)
Red Eye Reduction yes
Continuous Shooting Speed Up to 5.5 fps
Weather Proof no
Image Stabilization yes
White Balance Auto,Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Setting the color temperature, Color Filter, Custom
  • SEL1855 E-mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
  • NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery
  • Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery
  • Mini B USB Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Lens Cap
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Software CD
  • Warranty
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