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Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera Review

The Alpha NEX-C3 is the cheapest of Sony's NEX interchangeable lens cameras.

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Introduction

The Alpha NEX-C3 is the cheapest of Sony's NEX interchangeable lens cameras. For around $600 bucks you can shoot 720p HD video with a new NEX-C3 and an 18-55mm kit lens. While that is Sony's cheapest NEX option, it is only around $50 dollars less than the step-up NEX-5N (with the same lens)—and that camera can shoot 1080p Full HD video.

Motion & Sharpness

The NEX-C3 handles video motion fairly well. We saw some trailing and stutter in our test, and we spotted some static-y artifacting in the background. But aside from those quibbles, the motion performance leaves little to complain about. Footage looked smooth using the 30p frame rate, and we barely noticed any color bleeding or blur in our motion test.