The Sony NEX-C3 was leaked in photographs prematurely over a month ago, along with its user manual as well. Today, the camera has finally been given its official inauguration and according to Sony, the NEX-C3 will be the world’s smallest, lightest, interchangeable lens camera.
The camera weighs in at only 225g, nearly 6% lighter than its predecessor, the NEX-3. It has a new body design that pairs a solid metal top casing with an easy-to-use streamlined grip shape. The rear of the camera packs a 3″ LCD that lets you compose and preview the effect of your settings even in bright sunlight.
Designed to be beginner-friendly, it features a simplified interface that switches terms like “aperture”, “exposure value” and “white balance” with “background defocus”, “brightness” and “color”. But for the more experienced users, expert mode can be enabled, and highly customizable soft-keys let users bind their most frequently accessed functions.
It has a battery life of 400 still shots per charge, and a whole bunch of picture effects for creating fancy photographs. The NEX-C3 will be available this August, in silver, black, and pink with an 18-55mm kit zoom lens (model SEL1855) and will set you back about $650, though you can opt for the black version that comes with a 16mm kit zoom lens (SEL16F28) for about $600.