Sony Alpha NEX-F3 Digital Camera Review$599.99
- Image Quality
It's clear that Sony has tuned the NEX-F3 to produce good-looking photos with as minimal fuss as possible. We found that every color mode by default boosts saturation above the norm, the compulsory noise reduction settings smear away most image noise at every ISO (along with detail), and image sharpness was acceptable, if boosted artificially. Of course, most of these gains are not the result of phenomenal physical engineering, but software processing. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and most of these defaults can easily be bypassed by advanced shooters by shooting in RAW, but it's worth noting that there's not a JPEG that comes out of the NEX-F3 that hasn't undergone some level of artificial processing. Overall the image quality is still quite good, and we think any novice or beginner user will be more than satisfied by the results.