Excerpt: I really enjoy the tilt feature on the viewfinder. The presets like landscape produce some great results. The only draw back for me is you have to make sure you have a full charge on your battery when you head out for the day. Got caught one time when the camera sat for a week and the battery charge level was almost dead.
Summary: I am an amateur photographer. Have used this camera to take macro shots, panoramic, portraits, and a multitude of subject matter in all lighting conditions and I couldn't be happier. The video I have taken has also been great. I really love this camera. Only thing is that it obviously does not fit in ones pocket, so it still requires carrying a gear bag around but at least its smaller and lighter than a traditional DSLR set up.
Pros: Compact With Dslr Quality, Easy menu, Great Camera, Long Battery Life, Quick Change Lens
Summary: Took great pictures of my grandchildren! Glad I bought the zoom lens as the camera is lacking in distance as just a point and shoot. Thank you to BeachCamera. I got great advice and personal phone assistance. They shipped immediateley. I would definitely order from the again!
Pros: Easy to use, Great quality photos, Love the camera
Excerpt: After the NEX3, like many others, I felt the itch for the NEX5. The magnesium build and better movie capabilities are certainly enticing, but the sleek body is a hot feature, especially for street shooting. The upgrading functionality of the NEX5 vs. the cheaper NEX3, is entirely firmware. That being said, the shutter release is definitely more quite and sturdy sounding compared to the NEX3. It is something that helps in a crowded environment.