Sony NEX as a Leica M8 alternative

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Sony NEX as a Leica M8 alternative
Apr 27, 2010

I am thinking about a new wide-angle take everywhere camera and was considering an M8. I read that the Sony NEX-3 and NEX-5 will be announced on May 11th

http://asia.cnet.com/crave/2010/04/26/almost-official-sony-s-mirrorless-system-to-be-named-nex/

Do you think that this will be a decent alternative to the M8 with 21mm 2.8

The Sony has a 1.5x APS-C 14 megapixel ExmorHD sensor

http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/26/sony-gives-nex3-and-nex5-names-to-its-first-ultra-compact-interc/

The 16mm F2.8 IS pancake lens will have a 24mm equivalent FOV.

I am thinking that for much less money I could get a decent wide-angle solution with much higher image quality than the M8 in a smaller size but with similar background blur as the M8 w/ 21mm.

Any thoughts.

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