Sigh. I had to send my Sony NEX F3 back to Sony last week. It was so hard to part with this pretty little camera that shot amazing photos in millibilliseconds–I mean, like, super fast. And with the Superior Auto mode, when I was hoping to get that perfect shot, I didn’t have to fumble around trying to get the mode right for the moment. This smart camera did it all for me.
(Note: no editing software was used in any of the individual images. I used picmonkey to create the collages, but did not even touch it up a smidge. The clear, vibrant captures didn’t need any touch-ups. And that’s because they were captured by the Sony NEX F3. I don’t even pretend to take credit when it comes to photography.)
It’s a camera that captured color and expressions we didn’t know our kids had. Clearly, I loved the fast-action shooting as well as playing with the artsy and color-focused settings.
How fun that I could capture one vibrant color at a time–and that that color would so clearly set the tone for the image. I mean, just look at the red in these pictures! (Yes, this camera enforces the fact that my kids are the poster-child Phillies Phans.)
I played with through all of October–shooting Halloween, football, baseball, pumpkin patches… and spectacular colors of fall. And then beyond, because I didn’t want to part with it.
But, I had to give it back.
And now I want my own for Christmas. Or Hanukkah. I’m not picky.
As a member of the Sony Mom Bloggers Club, the Sony Alpha NEX was lent to me for the purpose of this review, to showcase the art I, clearly a non-photographer-type, could create with this camera. I have never been more proud. And I can’t wait to send out my holiday cards this year.
Favorite elements of the Sony NEX F3
- small enough to fit in my bag without bulking, but powerful enough to look like I have a full-fledged DSLR
- the tilt screen tilts so that you can stand above or below the camera and still see the image you’re getting. This is great when your little one is laying on the ground and you just don’t want to. Or when someone is climbing a tree and your arms can get high enough, but your head can’t. You can even flip it around to get a picture of you, and know you’re in the picture.
- Probably my favorite element during fall, I had so much fun with the pop color setting, which allowed me to pick one color to photograph, leaving the rest of the image in black and white. I also had fun with this during a baseball game, though it was a bit confusing because that day both teams were wearing red t-shirts.
- 16.1MP APS-C HD sensor
- BIONZ® image processor
- ISO 16000 sensitivity
- AVCHD™ 1080/60i or 24p HD movies
- built-in flash
- 180° tiltable LCD screen
- up to 5.5 fps
- Superior Auto mode
- E-mount 18-55mm lens
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