Sony has slimmed down its interchangeable lens camera offerings by unceremoniously killing off the Alpha Nex-3.
The Nex-3 was first introduced less than a year ago alongside it's higher-end sibling, the Nex-5. The latter one remains (so far), but the Sony Japan product page for the Nex-3 has the notation "End of Production," and there is no way to buy one directly from Sony across the Pacific anymore.
The compact shooter is still available for purchase in the United States, even that blush pink version. But given what has happened to this model in Japan, it is likely that Sony Style will just keep selling the Nex-3 until all of the inventory has depleted. So if you still want this camera, act fast!
It seems slightly strange that Sony has discontinued this particular camera was a fairly good entry-level device, very compact, sported a 14.2-megapixel sensor and was still relatively affordable. Perhaps Sony is planning to focus on the Nex-5, or just maybe the Nex-3 is going to be replaced by something better soon.