TL;DR - Fantastic micro 4/3 camera. Gives DSLRs a run for their money.
6 July 2014
Summary: For the form factor (as a micro 4/3 system) the overall value for the money is amazing. the size and weight are also excellent, lending to the form factor and mirrorless system. picture quality was on par but not superior to my old Nikon D3000 DSLR, and since it's not a premium camera it's not exactly feature laden. the kit lens is excellent, even though it isn't zeiss like most sony cameras. the odd daisy chain method of attaching the camera strap is kind of dumb.
Great DSLR replacement now at a very attractive price
Rowan Wing, Amazon
22 May 2014
Summary: There are many reviews out there, so I will try to highlight what the other reviews do not cover. I have been using this camera for 2 months now, and it has a lot of cool features... This is probably one of the best choices for people looking for dslr image quality in a super compact size with the 16-50 kit lens and super affordable, with great auto modes and advanced manual features as well.
Summary: The price for this camera with the 16-50 was just too good to pass up. 300.00 was such a deal. I use this for concerts as usually can take it in as a point and shoot. The large sensor is perfect for no flash pictures. The build is great but no magnesium or metal body but still super solid. What are the negatives? There are very little to no customization for the camera. You have to pick menu options as they are and that'a about it.
Summary: This is a great camera for new photographers looking to get more serious about their hobby. I love the size and look of the camera; It's light and slim enough to take hiking (I have even carried biking and skiing) but takes amazing pictures. Biggest complaint is the view screen- hard to see on sunny days because of glare. Also, can be a little slow between shots. So far, I'm very glad I bought this camera.
Summary: This camera has a ton of features, it does take some time to learn all the functions. One thing I really liked is that the description is on view screen for each function that you scroll to so you don't have to get the manual out to look everything up.
Summary: First, I highly recommend this camera for someone who likes Auto, I-Auto, or Superior Auto, or any of those automatic modes. Sony does a good job in those modes. Sony's stitch panorama is the best of any maker. Fuji is a close second. I wouldn't recommend this (or any NEX) to someone who likes to shoot in Aperture Priority or likes to customize their camera. Here's why: 1. Sony's NEX menus are terrible - Seriously.
Summary: It was the lighting-deal, and a first mirror-less camera. The output is above average (better than my Panasonic Lumix 6 series) FWIW, the Nokia 928 on Verizon actually as good as in low-light. The Nokia does not have the removable memory (and it is heavy as a phone) I will keep this and learn more about it. I hope for new firmware release to fix the red color issue in iA mode.
Summary: Let's face it, point and shoot cameras are a dime a dozen. What I like about my Sony NEX is it is easy to use and takes fantastic pictures. It has many features for advanced photographers to take advantage of. However, the lack of a viewing lens makes taking photos hard to accomplish when you're trying to view your shot through the screen in a bright setting. This is a bit of a bummer because i love the quality photos ive been able to take.