Are you a p&s user looking to upgrade to NEX?
sony1799 | Buying Guides | Published Sep 29, 2011
Are you a p&s user that wants to upgrade to the mirrorless Sony nex series? Here's why the nexc3/new5n may be the camera for you. Ask yourself some questions first and think about these questions...
1. Do you mind changing lenses?
You do have the option of purchasing the 18-200mm lens for all your needs or having a two lens kit of you do not like to change lenses often. The 18-55 and the 55-210 would be an excellent second option.
2. Do you mind slightly bigger camera size?
The nex cameras are much smaller than slrs and come in several colors. For example the nexc3 is available in a dark pink shade. These cameras are pretty easy to hold and operate. These will easy fit in a medium size purse or small carry bag.
3. Lens size
The cameras are very small but the lenses are a little bigger. The 18-200 is pretty large. The 18-55 will fit as i've mentioned into most bags and purses. This is one of the deciding factors of upgrading from a p&s to nex. But, the image quality of the nex is well worth it. If you have the extra space to carry around one of these, they are still much much smaller than an slr.
4. Excellent images indoors
Are you tired of grainy birthday party photos? Well with the nex you can now take decent indoor photos thanks to the larger sensor. YOu can set the camera to auto mode and get clear photos in low light. There are also extra options such as twilight and night modes if you dig deeper in the menu that produce excellent results.
5. Depth of field and bokeh
Are you always wondering how to get those images and nice portraits with a blurred background? Well thanks to the larger sensor or the nex series you can easily get excellent portrait/flower/etc photos with blurred background.
6. Now here's a qustion you may be asking. Is the nex too hard for a newbie or p&s user to get used to? Absolutely not. I've handed my camera over to people and they can easily point and shoot and take an excellent photo. The new has auto and scene modes that are very easy. There are also creative modes to get unique looking photographs.
7. Now for the soccers moms and people wanting to shoot pet and child photos...while the AF may not be lightning fast as slr, you can still take more keepers with the nex than the average point and shoot camera.