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.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Great Camera, Easy menu, Quick Change Lens, Long Battery Life, Compact With Dslr Quality
Excerpt: 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
Summary: I've had the NEX-5 for just under a year now. Since getting it last year, I've literally taken thousands of pictures. My favorite thing about this camera is that it grows with you, and encourages you to try new things.
Summary: I own 15 digital cameras, SLRs (2), P&S (13), and 2 Leicas M6s, and have been shooting since I was a child (I am now 69,) and all but one of them is sitting on the shelf while I happily shoot pictures with my NEX-5, Leica prime lenses (6), and a Hoodman magnifying loupe.
Summary: Sony Nex 5 is undoubtedly a very good one. So far, performance is quite satisfactory.Image sharpness & color tone including video are commendable. Its mode of operation is user friendly. Ofcourse, touchscreen would be preferred for faster operations.