Sony NEX-3 Sports Photography Score
Sony NEX-3 has a score of 56
for Sports Photography which makes it an AVERAGE
candidate for this type of photography. If Sports Photography is important for you, we recommend you to check the Alternative cameras at the bottom of this page. Read our detailed Sony NEX-3 Review
Sony NEX-3 Sports Photography Detailed Analysis
Fast Continuous Shooting: 7.0fps
In the world of sports photography, faster is always better. Fast Max shutter speed: 1/4000s
Sony NEX-3's 1/4000s shutter speed is fast enough to freeze any almost all sports action and is also helpful when you use a fast lens at largest aperture under bright sunlight. 25 Focus Points
In sports photography , you keep continuous autofocus (AFC) mode on for tracking the subject and more focus means better tracking.
although not as good as a DSLR body, Sony NEX-3 is good enough for most conditions.
Most outdoor sports games are held in all-weather, so your camera has to be ready for difficult conditions such as rain and snow. Exposure to dust and water splashes are also very common in sports. No Built-in Viewfinder
In the lack of a a viewfinder, holding the camera away from the body while using live view is not very stable, especial with heavy camera bodies and lenses. Besides, LCD screens are very hard to read under bright sunlight. No Image Stabilization
Due to the lack of sensor based Image stabilization, Sony NEX-3 users have to rely on lenses with optical IS in order to maximize the sharpness of their sports photography photos. Currently there are native Sony E mount lenses with Image Stabilization for Sony NEX-3.
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