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Sony NEX-F3 Camera Single Lens Kit $359 - Click and Collect Only

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It's $0.60 more than the last deal posted http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/101087
I checked nearby stores to me - 10km away in Ashfield.
Great price.

$400 from overseas sellers

Good price if in stock nearby.

Reviews:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-nex-f3
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_nex_f3_review/

This is not a duplicate as the last post has different price AND there are DEFINITELY cameras in stock (last deal is marked out of stock). I.e. can still score this at bargain price.

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  • +1 vote

    lol i was bummed when i forgot to pick up my order last time and they sold it to someone else. Hopefully this time i'll remember. =)

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    Outgoing model for a good price, hope people manage to find some of these

  • +8 votes

    I got one of this from last deal, and I,m glad I did.
    This compared to Canon 1100D or the Nikon D3000, is much better in low light environment.

    Such a good camera!

    This is my best pic so far (Im a beginner do not be too hard)
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/gixsmtz53cg7yuy/DSC00178.jpg

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      Great photo sancuso!

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      what was the ISO setting? looks soft-ish but not noisy.

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        f3.5; 1/2sec ISO 1600 +3step exp
        18mm focal length
        its encoded.

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      Looks like HDR, right? enjoy photography! It really is a nice camera.

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        Yes, it was taken with the built in HDR function of the camera. (Very happy with this function)

        • +1 vote

          @sancuso

          It's a good picture with the two boats in the same colour scheme but of contrasting designs creating sufficient interest.

          What I think could be improved on? If possible you could move a few feet to the left to exclude the 3rd boat(?) on the left, and gain some height to lessen the dominance of the wooden buffers and zoom out a little to avoid clipping the mast. Also, the bow of the RH boat is out of focus because of the narrow DOF. You could stop down to f5 and focus a bit closer. The ISO setting of 1600 is probably an overkill; with existing lighting on the boats ISO 800-1200 should suffice. Finally, the slight softness overall is probably due to the in-camera HDR processing.
          It's all to easy to become addicted to HDR and we should bear in mind that good shadows are an integral part of photography; they help to create richness in the atmosphere and depth.

          I hope you find this comment of use. Happy shooting!

    • +9 votes

      Nice.
      For others interested here's a few pics I've taken with the camera. Also a noob.
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/lhahpe0o7bhkdur/DSC00678.jpg
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/yjg3pgz2bmborp6/DSC00122.jpg
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/skvx177yeyc0p5s/DSC00102.jpg
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/ja8dj6j0jqc40ab/DSC00290.jpg

      I'd also highly recommend the Sigma 30mm lens for a cheap 2nd lens.

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        nice lightning capture. I see you did it at f8/15sec ISO200 @30mm focal length. Too bad those pesky wires got in the way.

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          Yeah, it was just out the living room window, so I wasn't trying too hard to get great composition…

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          Nice view! jealous

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        I have to say though for my eyes the bokeh with that sigma @2.8 (mushroom photo) is a bit sharp.

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        What about macro? Do you have any recommendation, is this a good camera to get for that?

      • +1 vote

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/tx49mg7zbbc5pal/DSC00623.JPG

        Sigma 30mm @2.8 is a better sharp second lens.

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          curious - did you use an nd filter on that?

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          no ND filter, but do have a Hoya 46mm HMC UV(C) Filter

          http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280760161895

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          I just thought you might have used an ND to push out the exposure time and smooth the waters that be

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      Great photo sancuso, well done. Could be a hidden talent ready to awaken, keep enjoying.

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      • +1 vote

        Oooo nice bokeh @F4

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    Struggling to decide whether to go for this or the RX100, opinions?

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      The RX100 pulls off some nice images — it's a really handy camera that doesn't disappoint.

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        I really want to get the RX100. It's almost never on sale locally.

        • +1 vote

          Grab it today for $519 from Kogan (plus shipping).

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          A lot of grey-importers typically have it around 550 or below. I wanted to get it at a local store. JB had it for around 600 before, I missed it. Myer had it for 620 before, no stock. JR Duty Free had it for 500+, I missed that as well. I would buy from Kogan but I have had 2 back to back bad experiences with items listed as Ships in 2-3 weeks where even after a month they didn't ship. The other problem with something shipping in 2-3 weeks is that I cannot take advantage of any other deal that comes along during that period.

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          As at 14th May, it was available at JR duty free for $503. See http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/1928816
          (not sure if that is the reference above though - maybe ended now?)

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          Yeah that's the one I was referring to. I can't believe I missed that.

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      What's the difference between this and that?

  • +2 votes

    OP - forgot to mention "Bonus 1.5inch Digital Photo Frame Keychain with camera > $50"

    PS: 1.5 inch is not big for almost everyone, but better than nothing :)

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      good point. I did see and forget.thanks.

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    in stock all over Tasmania

  • +2 votes

    Thanks, missed out last time cause I was too busy checking reviews.

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      Has everyone concluded it's worth it then?

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      Hahaha, that sounds like me. I should do this more often so I buy less gadgets.

  • +1 vote

    Tempted to get one.. but does anyone think they'll be better deals closer to the EOFY?

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    Also, for those interested in a twin lens kit, and don't mind purchasing from USA, there is this deal.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/913315-REG/Sony_NEXF3K...

  • +1 vote

    60 cents more? Not a bargain! :p

    Nice price especially if you want to get into the NEX system. But there's some better deals to be had if you're okay with the Micro Four Thirds system. Like that Panasonic GX1 for $199 (you just have to get a lens separately but at least you're not stuck with the kit lens if that's not a lens you want).

    Also this from Dick Smith. Smaller sensor but you get two lenses for a little less. It might even be more fun to shoot with.

    http://dicksmith.com.au/product/XG3555/nikon-j1-compact-seri...

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      hahaha! blame it on some kind of complex economics incorporating the decrease in the value of the aussie dollar + fudge factor X + actually being in stock :-P

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      http://snapsort.com/compare/Nikon-J1-vs-Sony-Alpha-NEX-F3
      Not a review but side by side specs

      Worth remembering that the J1 sensor is small compared to the APS-C in the nex.

      I haven't used them side by side so am not sure how they perform side by side but…..

      • +1 vote

        I don't have the Nikon but I'm really curious about the 60fps mode. I'm not sure if that includes RAW or just JPGs but I think the V1 can shoot 60fps in RAW which is crazy.

        Sensor size don't mean that much to me these days. For me, it's about what the camera can do overall and if it pleases me to shoot with a camera. The NEX is a good system but I often find it too big. Heck, I sometimes find Micro Four Thirds too big and I'm in love with the system. To each his own, no wrong answers really :)

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          AHAHAHAHAHAHAH I just noticed that. They meant 6fps
          LOL what a funny mistake. Impossible!

          Official specs:
          http://www.sony.com.au/product/nex-f3k

          Continuous mode: max. 2.5 fps, Speed-priority continuous mode: max 5.5 fps *1

          As for sensor size, worth calculating effect of focal length multiplication and effect on DOF.

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          Sorry, I meant the Nikon J1. It can do 60fps apparently (electronic shutter).

          EDIT: Here we go http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1

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          Oh no my bad. Not reading "proper". Yeah apparently they shoot at 60fps at full res. But limited to fixed AF. Also RAW is limited to 12 frames by buffer.

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        Ignoring the obvious advantage of an APS-C sensor over a 1 inch sensor.

        To me the J1 had horrible manual controls and illogical menus. Left it on Auto mode throughout the 5 days I had one.

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      The nikon ji has pretty bad high iso images

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      I just went and bought the Nikon J1.

      Hell yes, awesome camera. It was a display model, so the guy threw in extended warranty for free. Hardly Normal is selling these for like ~$690.

      I'm quite a noob photographer, so this camera is overly sufficient. I also have a Canon 1100D, but it's too big to take out all the time!

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        Great to have a smaller camera - I hate to sound obvious and use the usual catch phrases but the best camera is the one you have with you.

        • +1 vote

          "the best camera is the one you have with you"

          haha I definitely agree! =P

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    This or the canon eos m?

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    Also Olympus E-PM1 & kit lens for $250 at Photo Continental.

    http://www.photocontinental.com.au/products/101490610620

    Check out the link below for other colours.

    http://www.photocontinental.com.au/categories/P010/P000/P003...

    Better value in my opinion but your mileage may vary.

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    Got this camera during the last deal. Extremely happy with it, was a nice upgrade from my Ixus130.

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    Would anyone recommend this for a photography beginner? These are pretty much an automatic point and shoot with a bigger sensor right?

    Should i just go for a SLR instead?

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      I think any camera can be a point and shoot if you use it as such. You can get a Full Frame DSLR but if you don't put it to proper use, it can be considered as a point-and-shoot.

    • +2 votes

      It depends on what you want to get out of photography and what kind of photography you are interested in.

      Incidentally, ran into a guy in a bookstore yesterday —-followed the strap around his shoulder down to…an m9! drool!

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        I used to do it back at school and enjoyed it. It was back in the days before all the digital stuff came through. All the stuff on the cameras was manual.

        Ive got the itch to pick up something again and get into the digital stuff and Photoshop.

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          If you are into landscapes or cityscapes the advice would be different than for street photography or if you want an "overall" camera.

  • +1 vote

    Reserved one for myself, but am not sure if I want to take this or save up for a nex-6. I need it pretty urgently so I think I'll take it.

    Also played around with a friend's one a while ago. I was really impressed with the sweep-panorama.

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      Nex-6 is a totally different beast, it really depends if you want to trade the extra bulk or an EVF and proper manual controls.

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    How is this compared to the Pentax Q?

    • +1 vote

      Way better. Period

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      Way bigger, period. ;)

      • Pentax Q has faster access to common adjustments (faster access to common controls on-camera). If you like faster access to common controls without spending too much time changing them, the Pentax is better in this department.
      • Pentax Q allows you to (selectively) save a file as RAW after you have shot in JPEG. Nice feature.
      • Pentax Q has no titlting screen (this Sony has) and can't compete with Sony for pic quality or lenses.
      • Pentax Q is not fast or particularly accurate in focusing.
      • Pentax Q has far smaller lenses, camera body and sensor (so it's more noisy)
      • Pentax Q has a standard hot-shoe allowing cheap manual flashes to be added which you might find desirable. Sony has an 'accessory port'

      For more details, read up on some reviews :)

  • +1 vote

    I have a Canon 1100D, looking for a compact camera… this is too tempting!

  • +1 vote

    From the first line of the product overview - "Take stunning self-shots whenever you go with NEX-F3" - sounds like it's the narcissist's ultimate accessory :-)

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    Got the last one in Box Hill thanks.

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    I have got my eyes on Nikon D5100.

    Is Sony NEX-F3 comparable to Nikon D5100.

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      Hard to compare. d5100 is an SLR. You get better image quality and faster action etc but it's bigger and almost twice as heavy. I'd probably go for the the nex for street photos if I wasn't using my film camera (and if I actually owned a nex) but otherwise i'd go for the Nikon or some other variant of the slr.

      • -1 vote

        Not really that hard to compare, the NEX has way better image quality thanks it being mirrorless, for the same size sensor. The only difference is if you want the full manual controls and access to a munch larger choice of lenses.

        http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-alpha-nex-f3/14

        click the comparison chart and see for yourself.

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          the NEX has way better image quality thanks it being mirrorless, for the same size sensor.

          How does it being mirrorless contribute to image quality?

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        I have the D5100; I don't have this camera.

        If you shoot after-dark, optical viewfinders found in DSLRs are superior for viewing what you want to photograph without getting lost in a sea of black as you would with an electronic viewfinder (or LCD) in any mirrorless model.

        There are advantages with electronic viewfinders or LCDs too.

        If you don't care about superior low-light visibility with optical viewfinders, you will appreciate that electronic viewfinders (as opposed to optical ones) allow for a rich display and can display anything an LCD can, including easier manual focusing under more normal light conditions by virtue of a 'zoomed in' view when manual focusing. So they both have their advantages and disadvantages.

        If you shoot in bright sun you will be better served with the viewfinder in any camera (DSLR or mirrorless). This camera doesn't have either.

        But if you have had it with big cameras (and don't want to lug them around), look into some mirrorless models for sure. They allow more friendly use for most users used to not dealing with a mirror and there is less need to 'piece together' how an image turned out differently to what they were viewing in the optical viewfinder or when making settings changes in the camera. There is a bit of a disconnect, and video and other operations (such as 'live view' on the LCD) are more clunky on a DSLR. Way more clunky. A mirrorless model is better for this.

        When shooting normally or burst, a DSLR returns control to the user faster than any mirrorless model in my experience. At least with all the models I've tried or owned. There always seems to be more lag time between shots before returning to a 'live view' of the scene (in the viewfinder or LCD) with every mirrorless model I've tried from various brands. A DSLR does it in blink and you're back to focusing on the subject pronto through the optical viewfinder.

        Speaking of focusing; nearly all DSLRs do it better in low light, everything else being roughly equal. Much…better.

        The average DSLR also has far better battery life.
        A bit of a mixed bag for both DSLRs and mirrorless. These are some (basic) things to consider before getting into details between these two cameras.

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    All sold out around here :(

    EDIT: Hallelujah for Sunbury!!! (only the other side of Melbourne)

    • +1 vote

      ozbargain effect slowly creeping in…

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    Missed this…

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    In stock all over the Gold Coast….
    I got one last time, takes fantastic photos indoors without the flash.

      • +4 votes

        I would not recommend cleaning the sensor by yourself. It is an accident waiting to happen.

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          I've done it plenty of times. I've even disassembled sensor assemblies (although I don't recommend everyone doing that). You do need proper material though but they're fairly inexpensive (I use Pec Pads and a liquid that says Eclipse Optic Cleaning System on it). There's a piece of glass that sits in front of the sensor and it's not super easy to scratch. So you're not actually touching the actual sensor when cleaning it.

          You're basically cleaning a piece of glass and it's much easier with mirrorless cameras since most of them have exposed sensors. A little bit more scary with DSLRs.

          If you have the time and money, and if you're scared to do it yourself, sure have it professionally cleaned. And there's nothing wrong with that. I just don't feel like paying someone a hundred or more to do it. Not even $20 since I know how to do it myself.

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          So you'd go with the 0000 sand paper then? ;-)

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          I've done it plenty of times. I've even disassembled sensor assemblies

          I would say that you're probably more sensor-savvy than the average joe. Even with Pec Pads, Eclipse and some sort of implement to wrap the pads around, it's an awkward task that I really would not recommend to anyone unless they are properly experienced.

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          You are going to pay for a brand new one.
          Why would you do all of this for?

  • +1 vote

    got the last one at chullora…rang early to find that they only had "display" unit left…guy on the phone said he could 345 for it since its not "new".I went there looked around and couldnt find it on show at the camera section…thought it was gone but when talking to the staff, he located it inside a cabinet underneath the displays…and it was new… i havent opened it yet and lucky i got the 345 price offered on the phone…i have a canon 60d so ill use this for casual ocassions…

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    SUCH a shame this doesn't have GPS or else I'd be all over it.

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      Don't mean to be rude but is GPS really necessary in a camera?