Conclusion: Sony NEX-5 system camera review Now that Sony has put itself onto the system cameras market with the Sony NEX-5, the attention for this segment of cameras will only increase. This is a positive development.
Conclusion: We've all been waiting in anticipation for the three leading DSLR brands to enter the CSC market, and with Canon and Nikon yet to make their move it's Sony who places its cards on the table first, with the NEX cameras. There are two 14.2MP models in the initial offering (NEX-3 and NEX-5).
Excerpt: Bruce Buckman is confused by Sony’s new interchangeable lens camera. Like Olympus’s E-PL1 also reviewd this issue, Sony’s NEX-5 wants bring the advantages of a dLSR sensor and an interchangeable lens system to a novice user audience in small compact camera format.
Pros: Good image quality, Great noise reduction, Robust build
Cons: Unintuitive menu system, Poor external flash, Often confused and competing design principles
Summary: Lacking the charm of the Olympus Pen series, the usability of the Panasonic G range and Samsung NX10, or the quirkiness and lateral thinking behind the Ricoh GXR, Sony is majoring on its all-conquering brand name and ready-made mass-market audience/appeal to make the NEX-5 (and NEX-3 little brother)...
Excerpt: At the time of its Australian release (May 10, 2010) the NEX-5K was touted as the world’s smallest and lightest interchangeable lens digital camera body and indeed has proven to be both of those things.The body alone weighs in at just 287g with both the battery and memory card on board and even when...
Summary: At first glance it is difficult to know what to make of the NEX-5. Its unconventional looks make it seem something of a novelty, but it is actually an extremely powerful camera.
Compact camera users should find it much easier to use than a DSLR.