Liking my NEX5!
I simply used one of the scene modes. Night time shooting...don't have the camera handy. Used a domke gripper strap, hung from my neck with the camera at waist level to shoot. I'm more stable that way. Camera picked the lens aperature and shutter speed. Simple.
Used to shoot with film pro-gear. Loving the freedom and results from this simple, quality camera.
Hope this helps.