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Nikon W150 vs Sony NEX-3

The Nikon Coolpix W150 and the Sony Alpha NEX-3 are two digital cameras that were announced, respectively, in April 2019 and May 2010. The W150 is a fixed lens compact, while the NEX-3 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. The cameras are based on a 1/3.1-inch (W150) and an APS-C (NEX-3) sensor. The Nikon has a resolution of 13 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 14 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Nikon W150   VS Sony NEX-3
Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 Sony E mount lenses
13 MP, 1/3.1" Sensor 14 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/30p Video 720/30p Video
ISO 125-1600 ISO 200-12800
No viewfinder, LCD framing Viewfinder optional
2.7" LCD, 230k dots 3.0" LCD, 920k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Tilting screen (not touch-sensitive)
4.7 shutter flaps per second 7 shutter flaps per second
Waterproof body (nom)Not weather sealed
220 shots per battery charge330 shots per battery charge
110 x 67 x 38 mm, 177 g 117 x 62 x 33 mm, 297 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Nikon Coolpix W150 and the Sony Alpha NEX-3? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Nikon W150 and the Sony NEX-3 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive views from the front, the top, and the rear side are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The W150 can be obtained in five different colors (blue, orange, white, flower, resort), while the NEX-3 is available in three color-versions (black, silver, red).

Size Nikon W150 vs Sony NEX-3
Compare W150 versus NEX-3 top
Comparison W150 or NEX-3 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-3 is somewhat smaller (2 percent) than the Nikon W150. It is worth mentioning in this context that the W150 is splash and dust resistant, while the NEX-3 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing. More than that, the W150 is water-proof up to 10m and can, thus, be used for underwater photography.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete and possibly misleading, as the W150 has a lens built in, whereas the NEX-3 is an interchangeable lens camera that requires a separate lens. Attaching the latter will add extra weight and bulk to the setup. You can compare the optics available for the NEX-3 and their specifications in the Sony E-Mount Lens Catalog.

The power pack in the W150 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, just click on the right or left arrow next to the camera that you would like to inspect. Alternatively, you can also use the CAM-parator to select your camera combination among a larger number of options.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150» 110 mm 67 mm 38 mm 177 g 220 Y Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Sony NEX-3« 117 mm 62 mm 33 mm 297 g 330 n May 2010 599iSony NEX-3
 
Leica Q2« » 130 mm 80 mm 92 mm 718 g 370 Y Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600« » 122 mm 82 mm 99 mm 500 g 280 n Jan 2019 349 iNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000« » 114 mm 72 mm 41 mm 330 g 250 n Jan 2019 429 iNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000« » 146 mm 119 mm 181 mm 1415 g 250 n Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300« » 112 mm 66 mm 29 mm 231 g 280 Y May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Panasonic FT7« » 117 mm 76 mm 37 mm 319 g 300 Y May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-6« » 118 mm 66 mm 33 mm 246 g 340 Y Feb 2019 399 iRicoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60« » 123 mm 62 mm 30 mm 193 g 300 Y Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II« » 59 mm 41 mm 35 mm 132 g 240 Y Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0« » 59 mm 41 mm 30 mm 110 g 240 Y Aug 2017 699iSony RX0
 
Sony NEX-3N« » 110 mm 62 mm 35 mm 269 g 480 n Feb 2013 499iSony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-F3« » 117 mm 67 mm 42 mm 314 g 470 n May 2012 599iSony NEX-F3
 
Sony NEX-5N« » 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 269 g 460 n Aug 2011 699iSony NEX-5N
 
Sony NEX-C3« » 110 mm 60 mm 33 mm 225 g 400 n Jun 2011 599iSony NEX-C3
 
Sony NEX-5« » 111 mm 59 mm 38 mm 287 g 330 n May 2010 699iSony NEX-5
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The W150 was launched at a lower price than the NEX-3, despite having a lens built in. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

 

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Nikon W150 features a 1/3.1-inch sensor and the Sony NEX-3 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NEX-3 is 2181 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 7.4 and 1.5. The sensor in the W150 has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the NEX-3 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Nikon W150 and Sony NEX-3 sensor measures

With 14MP, the NEX-3 offers a higher resolution than the W150 (13MP), but the NEX-3 nevertheless has larger individual pixels (pixel pitch of 5.11μm versus 1.11μm for the W150) due to its larger sensor. However, the W150 is a much more recent model (by 8 years and 11 months) than the NEX-3, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the W150 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Sony NEX-3 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the NEX-3 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 23 x 15.3 inch or 58.3 x 38.8 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 18.4 x 12.2 inch or 46.7 x 31 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 15.3 x 10.2 inch or 38.9 x 25.9 cm. The corresponding values for the Nikon W150 are 20.8 x 15.6 inch or 52.8 x 39.6 cm for good quality, 16.6 x 12.5 inch or 42.3 x 31.7 cm for very good quality, and 13.9 x 10.4 inch or 35.2 x 26.4 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Nikon Coolpix W150 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 125 to ISO 1600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Sony Alpha NEX-3 are ISO 200 to ISO 12800 (no boost).

W150 versus NEX-3 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150 1/3.1 13.0 4160 31201080/30p........Nikon W150
 
Sony NEX-3 APS-C 14.0 4592 3056720/30p22.112.083068Sony NEX-3
 
Leica Q2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/30p26.413.5249196Leica Q2
 
Nikon B600 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/30p........Nikon B600
 
Nikon A1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/30p........Nikon W300
 
Panasonic FT7 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-6 1/2.3 20.2 5184 38884K/30p........Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p........Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II 1-inch 15.4 4800 32004K/30p........Sony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0 1-inch 15.4 4800 32001080/60p22.412.454868Sony RX0
 
Sony NEX-3N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.812.5106774Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-F3 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i22.712.3111473Sony NEX-F3
 
Sony NEX-5N APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.612.7107977Sony NEX-5N
 
Sony NEX-C3 APS-C 16.0 4912 3264720/30p22.712.2108373Sony NEX-C3
 
Sony NEX-5 APS-C 14.0 4592 30561080/60i22.212.279669Sony NEX-5

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the W150 provides a higher video resolution than the NEX-3. It can shoot video footage at 1080/30p, while the Sony is limited to 720/30p.

 

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The W150 and the NEX-3 are similar in the sense that neither of the two has a viewfinder. The images are, thus, framed using live view on the rear LCD. That said, the NEX-3 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the FDA-SV1. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Nikon W150, the Sony NEX-3, and comparable cameras.

Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
'000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
('000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 4.7 Y n Nikon W150
 
Sony NEX-3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n Sony NEX-3
 
Leica Q23680 n 3.0 1040 fixed Y 1/2000s 20.0 n Y Leica Q2
 
Nikon B600none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.4 Y Y Nikon B600
 
Nikon A10001166 n 3.0 1036 tilting Y 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon A1000
 
Nikon P10002359 n 3.2 921 swivel n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon P1000
 
Nikon W300none n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y Y Nikon W300
 
Panasonic FT71170 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/1300s 10.0 Y Y Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-6none n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 1.0 Y n Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60none n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 IInone n 1.5 230 tilting n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0none n 1.5 230 fixed n .. 5.5 n n Sony RX0
 
Sony NEX-3Noptional n 3.0 460 tilting n 1/4000s 4.0 Y n Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-F3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 Y n Sony NEX-F3
 
Sony NEX-5Noptional n 3.0 920 tilting Y 1/4000s 10.0 n n Sony NEX-5N
 
Sony NEX-C3optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.5 n n Sony NEX-C3
 
Sony NEX-5optional n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 7.0 n n Sony NEX-5

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The W150 has one, while the NEX-3 does not. While the built-in flash of the W150 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The NEX-3 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the W150 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the W150 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The W150 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the NEX-3 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards.

 

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Nikon Coolpix W150 and Sony Alpha NEX-3 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W150
 
Sony NEX-3Ystereomono--mini2.0---Sony NEX-3
 
Leica Q2Ystereomono--nonenoneY-YLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300-stereomono--micro2.0Y-YNikon W300
 
Panasonic FT7-stereomono--micro2.0Y--Panasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-6-monomono--micro3.0---Ricoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60-monomono--micro2.0---Ricoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0-stereomonoY-micro2.0Y-YSony RX0
 
Sony NEX-3N-stereomono--micro2.0---Sony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-F3Ystereomono--mini2.0---Sony NEX-F3
 
Sony NEX-5NYstereomono--mini2.0---Sony NEX-5N
 
Sony NEX-C3Ystereomono--mini2.0---Sony NEX-C3
 
Sony NEX-5Ystereomono--mini2.0---Sony NEX-5

It is notable that the W150 offers wifi support, while the NEX-3 does not. Wifi can be a very convenient means to transfer image data to an off-camera location.

The W150 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Nikon. In contrast, the NEX-3 has been discontinued (but it can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the NEX-3 was succeeded by the Sony NEX-3N. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Nikon and Sony websites.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Which of the two cameras – the Nikon W150 or the Sony NEX-3 – has the upper hand? Is one clearly better than the other? A synthesis of the relative strong points of each of the models is listed below.

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Arguments in favor of the Nikon Coolpix W150:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (1080/30p vs 720/30p).
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Ready to shoot: Has a lens built-in, whereas the NEX-3 requires a separate lens.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter even though it comes with a built-in lens (unlike the NEX-3).
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Water-proof: Is rugged and sealed and can thus be used for underwater photography (up to 10m).
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More affordable: Was introduced at a lower price, despite coming with a built-in lens.
  • More modern: Reflects 8 years and 11 months of technical progress since the NEX-3 launch.

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Reasons to prefer the Sony Alpha NEX-3:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (14 vs 13MP), which boosts linear resolution by 6%.
  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Better image quality: Features bigger pixels on a larger sensor for higher quality imaging.
  • Richer colors: The pixel size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger pixels capture a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger pixels means good image quality even under poor lighting.
  • More framing options: Can be equipped with a hotshoe-mounted accessory-viewfinder.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.7") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (920k vs 230k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (7 vs 4.7 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More flexible: Takes interchangeable lenses and can thus be used with specialty optics.
  • Longer lasting: Gets more shots (330 versus 220) out of a single battery charge.
  • Better lighting: Features a hotshoe and can thus hold and trigger an external flash gun.
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in May 2010).

If the number of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the NEX-3 is the clear winner of the contest (17 : 12 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

W150 12:17 NEX-3

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Nikon W150 and the Sony NEX-3 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Travel-Zoom Camera and Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of technical specifications can provide a useful overview of the capabilities of different cameras, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the W150 and the NEX-3 in practical situations. User reviews, such as those found at amazon, can sometimes inform about these issues, but such feedback is often incomplete, inconsistent, and biased.

Expert reviews

This is why expert reviews are important. The table below provides a synthesis of the camera assessments of some of the best known photo-gear review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Nikon W150+..3.5/5..3/5 Apr 2019 159 iNikon W150
 
Sony NEX-3..70/1004.5/55/54/5 May 2010 599iSony NEX-3
 
Leica Q2..84/1004.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 4,995 iLeica Q2
 
Nikon B600+..3.5/5..3/5 Jan 2019 349 iNikon B600
 
Nikon A1000+ +..3.5/5..3/5 Jan 2019 429 iNikon A1000
 
Nikon P1000+73/1003.5/54.5/53.5/5 Jul 2018 999 iNikon P1000
 
Nikon W300+..4/5..4/5 May 2017 389 iNikon W300
 
Panasonic FT7+..3.5/5..3.5/5 May 2018 449 iPanasonic FT7
 
Ricoh WG-6....3.5/5..3.5/5 Feb 2019 399 iRicoh WG-6
 
Ricoh WG-60.......... Oct 2018 279 iRicoh WG-60
 
Sony RX0 II....3.5/5..4/5 Mar 2019 699 iSony RX0 II
 
Sony RX0....3.5/5..4/5 Aug 2017 699iSony RX0
 
Sony NEX-3N....4.5/54/54.5/5 Feb 2013 499iSony NEX-3N
 
Sony NEX-F3..74/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 May 2012 599iSony NEX-F3
 
Sony NEX-5N+ +79/1004.5/55/54.5/5 Aug 2011 699iSony NEX-5N
 
Sony NEX-C3+ +74/1004.5/54.5/54/5 Jun 2011 599iSony NEX-C3
 
Sony NEX-5+ +71/1004.5/54/54/5 May 2010 699iSony NEX-5
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

The review scores listed above should be treated with care, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

Nikon W150:
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    Specifications: Nikon W150 vs Sony NEX-3

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens 30-90mm f/3.3-5.9 Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date April 2019 May 2010
    Launch Price USD 159 USD 599
    Sensor Specs Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format 1/3.1" Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 4.7 x 3.5 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 16.45 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 5.9 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 7.4x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 13 Megapixels 14 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4160 x 3120 pixels 4592 x 3056 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 1.11 μm 5.11 μm
    Pixel Density 78.90 MP/cm2 3.84 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 720/30p Video
    ISO Setting 125-1600 ISO 200-12800 ISO
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 68
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 22.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 12.0
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 830
    Screen Specs Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    Viewfinder Type No viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.7 inch 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 230k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Tilting screen
    Shooting Specs Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    Autofocus System Contrast-detect AF Contrast-detect AF
    Continuous Shooting 4.7 shutter flaps/s 7 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/2000sno E-Shutter
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support no no
    Connectivity Specs Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    External Flash no Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Nikon W150 Sony NEX-3
    Environmental SealingWaterproof body (10m)Not weather sealed
    Battery Type EN-EL19 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)220 shots per charge330 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 110 x 67 x 38 mm
    (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    117 x 62 x 33 mm
    (4.6 x 2.4 x 1.3 in)
    Camera Weight 177 g (6.2 oz) 297 g (10.5 oz)

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