Sony has stopped making its NEX-3 compact system camera for the Japanese market, leading to speculation it has axed the modelaltogether. The NEX-3 went on sale in the UK just eight months ago.

A spokeswoman for Sony UK told Amateur Photographer: ?Production of the NEX-3 for Japan has finished but we have no other information available at the moment.?

Along with the NEX-5, the NEX-3 marked Sony?s first step into the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera market, an arena that has become highly competitive over recent months.

Launched in the UK last June, the camera boasts a 14.2-million-pixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and delivers full 1920×1080 pixel HD movie recording in AVCHD format.


Sony launches NEX-3