A55 or Nex5 for Safari

Started Dec 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
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tomartinh Forum Member • Posts: 56
A55 or Nex5 for Safari

Struggling to make up my mind between an A55 & a NEX 5. I currently have a a G9 so come from a P&S and generally use Program mode, with occasional manual A&S modes. We will be going out to Kenya in April and would like to upgrade to an changeable lens camera.

I'd go for the A55 as it has the best range of lenses to choose from, need a good telephoto. Plus the EVF when in direct sunlight. Downside for me is I've never liked carting around large conspicuous cameras.

I like the NEX5 for it's size and portability but concerned about using the screen in bright sunlight, focus speed (for wildlife) and the lack of telephotos.

Anything else I should consider?

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