Summary: The NEX cameras are primarily about squeezing DSLR quality into compact bodies. They achieve this by employing a DSLR-sized sensor, but dispensing with the traditional mirror and optical viewfinder and using their screens as the sole means of composition. This is the exact same strategy pioneered by the Micro Four Thirds standard one year earlier, but what makes Sony's NEX system more impressive is how an even larger sensor has been squeezed into an even smaller body...
Pros: Small and light, but comfortable to use., Excellent low light performance., HD movie mode with AF and optional external mic., Tilting high resolution screen., Good auto and innovative shooting modes., Fast response and continuous shooting.
Cons: Frustrating control system for enthusiasts., Screen becomes hard to view in direct sunlight., No manual control in video mode., Inconsistent face detection compared to compacts.
Summary: The NEX-3 is mightily similar to its NEX-5 brother. What it loses in body build and grip-size it makes up for by slashing the price. At £440 with the 16mm lens it’s an absolute bargain that has class-leading image quality just the same as the NEX-5. Some firmware updates have improved start up times and added headline-grabbing features like 3D Sweep Panorama – the latter may not be used by all, yet it’s good to see future-proof forward-thinking.
Pros: Affordable, image quality, small size
Cons: Fiddly flash unit, excessive menu digging, limited to three current lenses
Excerpt: Ce kit offrant un objectif transtandard et une focale fixe qui premettra une configuration compact en grand angle (le 16mm est un équivalent 24mm) séduira amateurs et experts adeptes de la compacité et de la pratique de la focale fixe, mais ne veulent renoncer aux possibilités offertes par les zooms.
Pros: Qualité d'image, Fonctionnalités, UNe focale fixe qui permet la compacité