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: 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...
Excerpt: I am fascinated with the quality of the pictures this camera takes in full auto settings. The low light capabilities are way beyond anything I've previously experienced. I'm a rank amateur so take everything I say with that caveat. I purchased the NEX-5N because I'll be taking a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica next month and wanted something better than the Fuji S8100 I've owned for a couple of years.
Summary: I really want to love this camera. And when I get good focus, I do love it. The in-focus pictures are gorgeous. The camera has a very convenient form factor, a good and growing selection of lenses, and a wonderful image sensor that rivals most full size DSLRs. It is also the best video camera I've ever owned. However, the camera just does not focus reliably in medium-to-low indoor lighting conditions.
Excerpt: This looks to me the perfect camera for travelling and the best camera with respect to image quality and low noise capability for the money. I am very very tempted to buy it, although I have a professional Canon DSLR.
Excerpt: The Sony Nex 5N is extremely compact and along with a pancake lens or a small compact prime lens, it is a great walk around camera that can be carried around everywhere. Due to the design of the body, the Nex5N is a great choice to attach third party lenses using one of the innumerable adapters available. This opens up the possibility to pick from a plethora of "old legacy glass".
Excerpt: Takes great photos, even if you are only a casual photographer. Would have given it the highest rating if not for the poorly placed video button DSLR quality Good in all modes Very easy to use Can take a beating Very long lasting With a pancake lens, it fits in your pocket
Excerpt: My Canon 5D classic's screen has been messed up for a while and this camera cost not much more than the repair cost of my 5D. Man was I surprised when I saw the photos coming from this sucker. I sold my 5D the next evening and I'm selling off my Canon EOS glass and replacing it with classic glass from various manufacturers. The focus peaking is very handy. There's an EVF and phase detect lens adapter that are ready and waiting to grow with your needs.
Summary: I had been looking for something better than a point and shoot, but not as big as a conventional DSLR. The good news is it takes great photos. The standard lens isn't great when you shoot test charts, but it isn't bad for a cheap zoom. It will be better when there is a better selection of lenses - so far there are only a few and I haven't tried any of them yet.