NEX-3/5 as a back up body to take along with NEX-7 for travels?

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NEX-3/5 as a back up body to take along with NEX-7 for travels?
Oct 20, 2012

I do quite a bit of traveling, and was wondering if it be a good idea to take alongside a NEX-3/5 as backup body for my NEX-7.

I've never cherished the thought of getting a second camera just for backups, but it seems easy to do as a) they are so cheap now b) it's so small and you can just stuff it anywhere in your luggage.

I'm more inclined to get a NEX-5 because I bought one of those cheap 3rd party underwater camera cases early on for my previously owned NEX-5N (but the case itself was made specifically for NEX-5). That way I'd have an option to shoot with when I got scuba-diving or in harsh environments.

What is a good price for a NEX-5 these days, whether 1st or 2nd-handed?

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Sony Alpha 7 Sony FE 55mm F1.8 Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS NEX5R Sony E 16mm F2.8 Pancake +2 more
Sony Alpha NEX-3 Sony Alpha NEX-5 Sony Alpha NEX-5N Sony Alpha NEX-7
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