02 Aug '11, 6am

Sony's Alpha Nex-C3 compact camera effectively miniaturises the DSLR - complete with an interchangeable lens system

Any photographer worth their salt will swear by their Single-Lens Reflex (SLR), or their digital (DSLR) equivalent. The interchangeable lens, the greater control over depth-of-field, exposure times as well as shutter speeds allow photography greats create works of art. However, compact cameras have been catching up where exposure and shutter control are concerned. Some cameras even allow the choice of focal point simply by tapping a touch screen. The only feature lacking is its interchangeable lens. And that is also changing. Take, for example, the Sony Alpha NEX-C3. Our unit arrived in a shade of bright pink, it is also available in silver and black. At 225g, it is lighter than many cameras of its punchweight. The NEX-C3 comes with a 18-55mm kit lens. The lens is about the same size as ones for DSLRs, and dwarfs the NEX-C3 quite a bit. It is also heavy, causing the camera...

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