A fine camera, needlessly disabled by one component.
David Barrett, Amazon
15 December 2011
Summary: I am a handicapped man whose balance is almost nonexistent, and whose hands have a pretty bad tremor, but even I can take wonderful shots with this, and when I loaned the camera to my able-bodied friend the results were truly painterly.
Summary: I bought this camera with both lenses, this review emphasizes the performance of the 16mm kit lens. (See the other kit for the opposite emphasis.) I had no preconceptions and bought it on a whim, amazed by its size. It's easy to hold, but also easy to cover the AF lamp.
Summary: The pancake lens it comes with is only suitable for landscape photography. You have to be in someone's face to take a portrait photo, so it's not a versatile lens like 20mm pancake on GF1 or 30mm on NX10.
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera, but instead I just like it. It takes really nice pics, but I am really unsatisfied w/ the zoom. I bought another interchangeable lens and was not happy w/ the zoom at all.
NEX-3 is a huge disappointment. Try it, you'll return it!
5 November 2010
Summary: There has been considerable excitement about the prospect of an APS-C size sensor in a point-and-shoot format body, and rightly so. The best of the APS cameras, such as the mid-range Canon and Nikon SLRs, take great photos.
Summary: I have been playing with the camera since June 25. The camera has excellent low light performance. Very low noise in general. I compared it side by side with my Canon T1i and found that in may cases, Nex-3 produces better quality of pictures. Auto focus in video mode is quick.