Updated on 1 September 2013 by

The best Sony compact system cameras are the interchangeable lens camera with advanced controls embedded within a compact body. These cameras make use of CMOS sensors and can capture images of over 14 Megapixel resolution. The below listed top-rated cameras are the Alpha NEX product line of products which feature electronic viewfinders and are affordable at a price of at least $600.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
Sony Alpha NEX-3N
Sony NEX-5
Sony Alpha NEX-5N
Sony Alpha NEX-C3
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 24MP Compact System
Sony Alpha NEX-3N Digital Camera
Sony NEX-5K Digital Camera with 18-55mm lens
Sony Alpha NEX-5N Body Only Digital Camera
Sony Alpha NEX-C3 Digital Camera
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Feb 2013
May 2010
Aug 2011
Jun 2011
Camera Type
Compact System Camera, Large sensor compact
Compact System Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system, Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Compact System Camera, Digital camera - Mirrorless system
Compact System Camera
Digital camera - Mirrorless system,Compact System Camera
Optical Zoom
1.0 x
3.0 x
3.1 x
3.1 x
3.0 x
Resolution
24.0 Megapixel
16.0 Megapixel
14.6 Megapixel
16.1 Megapixel
16.2 Megapixel
Image Sensor Type
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
CMOS
LCD Screen Size
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
3.0 in.
Image Sensor Size
43.04 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
28.2 mm
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars

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