Summary: This thing does everything. Takes very good pictures and you can set it to take pictures whatever way you want. I really like the speed it will capture an image. The only downfall is that the flash is seperate, so its usually not on the camera when we need it in a hurry.
Excerpt: So having had this for over a year now I can report it is holding up well. Nifty enough to make me sell up my old Nikon system (D70 etc) and invest in different lenses: I started with a 16mm E (for indoor use) and moved to am 18-55 (light travel) then 18-200 (long travel) as well as a multitude of...
Excerpt: The NEX3 is the camera that finally sold me to mirrorless products. A few years into the trend, I observed that Sony seemed to have a product that fits multiple needs with the best implementation in the market regarding size and technology.
Summary: I am LOVING the camera for its picture taking skills. Low light pictures turn out great and the colors really pop, the depth of field offered by the large sensor make the picture really come alive. As a trade off, obviously, zoom lenses are expensive to come by.
Summary: This is a great little DSLR. With the 16mm F2.8 wide angle lens, it fits in our pocket and acts like the best point and shoot camera ever--it also shoots hi-def video. This camera really shines when you change the lenses and do some serious shooting.
Summary: I'm very happy with this camera which takes picture of DSLR-like quality while fitting in your pocket. You can use it in point & shoot on in more advanced modes allowing you control over aperture, shutter speed, etc.
Excerpt: Sony outdid themselves with the NEX line. Impressively small with a 14mp APS-C sensor, that means no compromise on image quality. Low-light performance is spectacular. I can shoot indoor at 1600 without worry.
Summary: After going through the reviews of several camera review websites' review of current DSLRs, it's evident none is perfect. This camera fits my need, ie, a PnS sized camera with DSLR quality shots. I got the NEX-3 instead of the -5 because I'd rather spend money on an extra lens.
Pros: * Small size, light weight * More inconspicuous than regular DSLRs * Streamlined and simplified user interface * Same sized sensor as Sony's DSLR * Very fast shot to shot * Extremely beautiful LCD screen * DSLR quality shots w/o the bulk
Cons: * Same price range as traditional DSLR * People accustomed to separate manual dials for ISO, WB, aperture, shutter speed would not like the menu based interface for those controls. * Camera review websites complained about barreling at extreme ends of zoom, ie 18mm and 55mm.
Summary: I just bought this camera a week ago. I wanted to upgrade from a point and shoot and head into the DSLR world. It's just a hobby for me. I'm not a professional and really don't know too much about cameras. I had in my mind that I was going to go buy a Nikon D5000.