I still use my NEX 3. I thing it still holds it's head up high. Was thinking about getting a 5N, but the RX100 took the wind out of the sails for me on that. Now I'm holding out for a cheap NEX 7. If you don't look at specs and just at photos, the NEX 3 is a fine camera. Note, that like all Sony cameras I've had of late. That AR coating on the LCD will wear off sometime during the first year. So don't be put off by that. You can either let it wear off completely or replace it with optical glass for cheap.