Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of F3 vs V1

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

NEX F3
9.3
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

NEX F3
6.9
Focus lag and focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

NEX F3
8.4
Focus lag, continuous shooting and Startup delay

Reviews

What do the experts think?

NEX F3
9.0
Reviews from sonyalpharumors.com, mirrorlessrumors.com, techradar.com and 6 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of NEX F3 vs Nikon 1 V1

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

NEX F3
1,114 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
346 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

NEX F3
2,800 LPH
Nikon 1 V1
2,600 LPH

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NEX F3
314 ms
Nikon 1 V1
97 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

NEX F3
21 ms
Nikon 1 V1
73 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

NEX F3
1,500 ms
Nikon 1 V1
1,300 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

NEX F3
2.5 fps
Nikon 1 V1
60 fps

Features Key features of the NEX F3  vs Nikon 1 V1 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

NEX F3
16 MP
Nikon 1 V1
10 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

NEX F3
16,000 ISO
Nikon 1 V1
6,400 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

NEX F3
22.8 microns
Nikon 1 V1
11.6 microns

Reviews Word on the street

NEX F3  vs Nikon 1 V1 

7.4
6.9
ISO 6400 is still surprisingly clean, and even ISO 12800 and 16000 can be used if you're really desperate.
NEX F3

9.0
8.0
NEX-F3, nex f3, nexf3, nex-f3, Son.
NEX F3

8.0
6.0
The screen is clear and bright, thanks to its high resolution.
NEX F3

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
7.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

NEX F3  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 16 MP 10 MP
Resolution 4912 x 3264 3872 x 2592
Size APS-C Nikon CX
Area 23.4 x 15.6 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Crop factor 1.5x 2.7x
Pixel size 22.8 microns 11.6 microns
Light sensitivity 200 ISO to 16,000 ISO 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,800 LPH 2,600 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,800 LPH 2,600 LPH

focus system

Type Contrast detection Hybrid detection
Focus points 25 135

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None None
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Electronic
Coverage N/A 100%

performance

Max continuous shooting 2.5 fps 60 fps
Battery life 470 350
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
5.5 fps
2.5 fps
Focus lag 314 ms 97 ms
Shutter lag 21 ms 73 ms
Startup delay 1,500 ms 1,300 ms

video

NEX F3  vs
Nikon 1 V1 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 60 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p Yes No
Shoots high speed video No Yes
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Contrast detection Phase detection
Autofocus type Contrast detection Phase detection

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3"
Resolution 920 k dots 921 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen Yes No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/4000 s 1/16000 s

form factor

Size 117 x 67 x 42 mm 113 x 76 x 43.5 mm
Thickness 42 mm 43.5 mm
Weight 314 g 294 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Is a smart camera No No
Supports HDR Yes No
Automatic panorama Yes No
Create realistic 3D images Yes No
Image stabilization
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