While the F3 LCD screen flips up to take a self portrait, it doesn't have much a of a downward tilt compared to the 5N. It seems like you're trying to buy new. However, the 5N will probably get super cheap once Nex 6 comes out. There's going to be several good deals if you're willing to buy used due to people selling their 5Ns to upgrade to either the 5R or the 6. For lens recommendations, the best two native Sony lenses are the ZA 24 f1.8 (very good but expensive) and the 50mm f1.8 . The Sigma 19 and 30 f2.8 provides good value for the price.