Summary: I paid about $550 for the Nex-5n body and EVF. that is about $250 less then the NEX-6 for basically the same camera. My favorite feature is the Peaking Level, that outlines what is in focus, This makes manual focus easy and is great for 3rd party lenses and focus stacking. It has many other great features like focus tracking, face recognition and smile detection. This is a great camera but does have some short falls.
Excerpt: It was great from the first shot i love it but prefer it with 16-50 tobe pocketable Problems: The menu is kind of confusing but finally i used to it ,you ha the voices in video mode is not clear ve to buy the microphon because
Summary: There is no camera in the world that's perfect, so I can certainly find some negatives. I used this for well over year now, a lot, and I think it's great. Aside from being real nitpicky, the one thing I wish it had is internal image stabilization. It's very strongest plus is the high ISO image quality. I've taken inside shots at night with minimal ambient light, handheld with no flash at ISO setting 25,600 and they turned out very clear with minimal graininess.
Summary: I expect that everyone who is in the market for APS-C or similar compact cameras has already read multiple reviews on this camera. I have shot over 3,000 photos with this camera and in a nutshell, the photos are excellent quality, comparable to a DSLR with the same sensor; the compact body makes the camera easy to carry and a bit more discreet than a DSLR for candid shots; the lens does very good motion stabilization; movie video quality is excellent (I haven't played...
Summary: Beside the Fn dial that I have to pay attention not bump into it, I think this is a great step up for people used to point a shoot camera. It is easy to handle, and shoot great quality. Compact and lightweight, easy to carry out for outdoor shooting - Mountain Biking. I purchased the body w/stock zoom 18-55mm lens, 55-200mm lenes, wide angle lenes, and fisheye. I purchased this about more than 9 months ago.
Pros: compact and light weight, and close quality of the DSLR image. Very quick shutter speed in Auto mode., a A-mount lenses adaptor available for E-mount camera body, incase you can go more serious of photographing.
Cons: Note: the points I mention below are base on what I do with the camera, with my activities. I use it while on mountain biking, so compact, and light weight is priority for me. Often time I will have to quick jump out, and pull the camera and shoot before the next riders show up, so I need something almost like a point and shot most of the time., - The dial to change to different function settings can be difficult, or sometime hit/switch to function mode by accident, a...
Summary: I got this camera for a 6 month trip; I have a DSLR but didn't want to lug everything around. I am not a pro photographer by any means. I do like to think of myself as an armature, and I am trying to learn more photography so I chose this camera to go with me. Pro: I live the small size of the body (not the lens--more on that later); I like that I can have either full control in manual vs other modes.
Summary: The Sony NEX-5N must be the best camera value at the moment at these closeout prices. You get an APS-C sensor with the ability to not only use lenses designed for the NEX platform, but also nearly any "legacy" glass via an aftermarket adapter. Not only that, but this camera (and some other NEX models) have focus-peaking. This makes manually focusing a lens a breeze and very quick, not to mention fun.
Summary: The Sony NEX-5r has just come out and the price on this camera, the 5n, has dropped to around $500. After doing a fair amount of research, I decided to buy the 5n due to a variety of stellar reviews and the hard to beat new price. I recently went on a two week vacation in Europe and used both this camera and my previous camera, a Lumix Lx3. THE GOOD: WOW. The image quality of the 5n is amazing. The color saturation is incredible even at high ISOs.
Summary: Super sexy design first off... In silver, this piece of art is like a spy camera symphony, which becomes visually deafening with the additional flash and view finder attached. In my hand the camera is super small w/o a lens. Its like holding a PS3 controller. Feels as if its made out of the same plastic too. Super easy to handle, and maneuver with. Fun to use. Very balanced. The moveable rear LCD is awesome for all photographers, but a gift for professionals.