Summary: I, like a number of NEX users, find that many Sony E-mount lenses are really not up to snuff, and buying E-mount CZ lenses that cost several times more than the NEX5 body doesn't seem like a cost effective solution. I solved the lens issue by initially using a Sony LA-EA2 adapter and my "vintage" Minolta AF lenses. This camera, for me, was transformed by the ability to use my favorite Minolta lenses (which I have been using on my Sony A99).
Excerpt: I recently had to buy a camera as a gift for somebody who had very good artistic ability, but who didn’t want a typical DSLR camera . I got the Sony Alpha NEX 5, and so far it seems like it was a very good choice. Looking back, I wish I had bough him a small DSLR camera such as the Nikon D3100, since the price difference between it and the Sony isn’t that big, and it would also have made it possible to use a wide array of lenses and accessories.
Excerpt: I am back with a review of Sony NEX-5. I had this camera with me during the winter holidays, and I thought that it would be a good idea to share my opinion about it for the people who are interested in buying one. I wanted something that was a little bit better than a compact camera , because I don’t consider that I a am ready for a full DSLR. Maybe you are wondering why I didn’t get an entry level model from Canon or something like Sony Alpha.
Summary: I've been using this camera a while and my opinion regarding its quality looks like this: Its design is very interesting. IT feels very handy. But that's about all with the pros. The cons are as follows: it has no flash and this is a big disadvantage. The battery is not so good (it will drain very fast). The quality of the pictures is mediocre.
Summary: Item was delivered without original packaging and with no paperwork. The product was advertised as New but without original packaging and paperwork it leads me to believe that it isn't new. With that being said the product functions fine and haven't any other discrepancies.
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: Purchased the electronic viewfinder for a photo safari to Tanzania, Africa and I could not have more pleased with its performance. Conditions were hot, dry, and dusty but the accessory provided outstanding performance under all lighting conditions and scene selections.