NEX 7 or 5N - Which way to go?

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MasterTJ
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NEX 7 or 5N - Which way to go?
Mar 13, 2012

I bought both an Nex 7 and a 5N and now I have to decide which one I'm going to keep. Going back and forth, having a tough time making a decision. Considering the following:

1. Price, obviously - I'm talking double for the 7 over 5N.
2. Sensor - I don't need or even really want 24mp, even 16 exceeds my needs.
3. The 7 just sits in my hand so much nicer.

4. I'm going to be using my Nikon AI-S MF lenses and the balance is better when these are attached to the 7.

5. I like the Trinavi on the 7, but honestly have no complaints about the 5N once I set up the custom soft keys the way I want.

6. The EVF is very nice but not quite god's gift like some reviewers describe it. I wear glasses and shoot the 7 at least half the time off the display screen. I do find the peaking for MF works better through the EVF.

7. This is my first move into the ICL universe. Does it make sense to just stick my toe in the water with the 5N to see if I even like the NEX system.

I have 2 more days to decide. Any feedback is appreciated.

Sony Alpha NEX-7
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