From NEX-5N to NEX-5R....Huge disappoimtment

Started Oct 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Helen
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Re: From NEX-5N to NEX-5R....Huge disappoimtment
In reply to CyrusK, Nov 19, 2012

CyrusK wrote:

I have a Nex-5 for 2 years now...

Really pleased with the Camera except the lack of controls and perhaps an EVF.

I was considering the switch to Nex-6 especially for these two parameter

- Separate Mode dial + Second wheel

- EVF

Are the Fn button and the second wheel similar to Nex-5R (having the same limitations?)

I mean just replacement for the center dial... And Fn same as central buton?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cyrus.

Yes, they work the same way on the 6 and 5R, so mostly duplicated except in modes that have an obvious use for different functions, such as M.

The Fn button is better than the central button was on the 5, because you can customise it with up to 6 items, which are shown on screen when you press it, so you know what order they are in and which one you currently have selected.  The list of possibilities that you can pick from is also much  wider than it was on the 5.  In the case of the 5R, having the Fn button is very useful because it allows the centre button's function to be completely consistent whatever the exposure mode (it's always for changing the shooting mode, so you never need to go into the menu to do it).  On the 6, this observation isn't relevant since there is the physical mode dial.

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