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any camera people here use on of THESE SONY NEX-5 cameras?

i tried one out yesterday it seemed really well built and pretty solid, was wondering if anyone has one and can give me some pros and cons about this sucker!!

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Pros
  • DSLR sensor
  • Compact body
  • Easier to control

Cons
  • More expensive than similar performing DSLRs
  • "Pancake" lens not very versatile
  • Very small lens selection without use of an adapter
  • Any non-pancake lens negates the compact nature of the body
  • Mirrorless, so no physical barrier blocking image sensor from dust
  • Electronic Viewfinder takes up more battery life, not as responsive as an optical viewfinder to some photographers
  • Not enough physical manual controls (contrasts with last "Pro", depending on if you'd prefer depth of control over ease of control)

Personally, I'd skip over it for a DSLR if you don't need the small body, or if you're planning to use a different lens than the pancake 16mm lens.
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 12/19/10 at 2:33pm
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those are the cons i was also thinking..........my wife loves the feel of it, i let her hold the t2i i am really wanting, and she hated the bulk of it.
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I made a thread about this as well.
http://www.overclock.net/photography...y-nex-5-a.html
I ended up with a Nikon D3100 instead of the Sony.
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those are the cons i was also thinking..........my wife loves the feel of it, i let her hold the t2i i am really wanting, and she hated the bulk of it.
Put a zoom lens on it and see if she'd like it then
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i am 99.9% sure that stores dont demo the camera with the 16mm pancake cause most people will ask for a x10,000,000 zoom. i had to ask to get a demo with a 16mm pancake.
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i am 99.9% sure that stores dont demo the camera with the 16mm pancake cause most people will ask for a x10,000,000 zoom. i had to ask to get a demo with a 16mm pancake.
Last time I went to BestBuy there was a Sony staff showing off the nex-3 and nex-5 with both lenses. He said that Sony has an adapter that can use any brand lens out there.
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Last time I went to BestBuy there was a Sony staff showing off the nex-3 and nex-5 with both lenses. He said that Sony has an adapter that can use any brand lens out there.
That's true for a lot of cameras, but the Sony NEX's can, with an adapter, use regular Sony A-mount lenses, but then it gets a little ridiculous in terms of proportion:

(NEX 5 with Sony 18-200)
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That's true for a lot of cameras, but the Sony NEX's can, with an adapter, use regular Sony A-mount lenses, but then it gets a little ridiculous in terms of proportion:

(NEX 5 with Sony 18-200)
thats actually a e-mount lens



nex5 with a 70-400G

and most cameras cant get to infinity with other manufacture lenses, only m43 and emount can.
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those are the cons i was also thinking..........my wife loves the feel of it, i let her hold the t2i i am really wanting, and she hated the bulk of it.
get the t2i. got mine a few days ago. it's amazing. you can't go wrong with it. still adjusting to the controls a little (first DSLR )
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