Summary: I actually never received this item from amazon on time for my vacation so I received a refund ($449 on lighting deals), and purchased the same thing in Japan. The camera is great although I have still yet to figure out different function.
Summary: I own a Canon 60D with a bunch of lenses and flashes. But the problem is that I don't like carrying it around all the time because it's pretty big and heavy. So I wanted something much more portable without losing too much quality.
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.
Summary: i really like this camera mainly because the photos are very good looking. its so much more compact than a big dslr and thats mainly why i bought it. i just wish the shutter button was faster, its not as slow as cheap cameras but not as fast a big dslr.
Excerpt: An interchangeable lens rangefinder-ish camera with a modern Sony sensor? Yes please, I thought. Have had it a year now and what it does, it does well. I'm still finding new features. It's also the first camera that made me feel redundant as a photographer.