Summary: I love this camera, and it's compact size is great without being too small. At first I was nervous that there weren't going to be enough buttons to quickly configure everything manually, but I have not found it to be an issue since the buttons can be reprogrammed. Image quality rivals DSLRs and the lineup of lenses for the Sony alpha cameras are great, too. Occasionally, in bright sunlight, the screen is hard to see, but tilting the screen a little usually fixes that.
Summary: Chose this camera after reading many reviews. It has the APS C sensor size, the largest available on moderatly priced mirror less cameras, at the price of much less capable cameras, as well as a great feature set. It does not disappoint! I also have a much more expensive Fuji XE1 and I wonder, after using this Sony NEX-3, if the Fuji is worth the difference in price. This Sony was cheaper than buying another lens for the Fuji and now I have a backup camera.
Summary: This is an awesome camera for the money. It takes very good light pictures and is not to heavy to hang around your neck for log periods of time. It is very easy to figure out. If it sets for a while you will need to charge the battery - but that's not that big of an issue for me.
Great photos! I put it on auto mode, shoot as fast as I can, Instant shots and no lag
3 December 2013
Summary: Great photos! I put it on auto mode, shoot as fast as I can or just hold down the shutter and let the photos fly. Instant shots and no lag when you want them. Most of the shots in focus. Great camera. The 50-200 zoom in the bundle gives ok photos. Get just the standard lens kit.