So who's migrated from a NEX?

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
9000AF
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Re: So who's migrated from a NEX?
In reply to simoru, Apr 19, 2013

I had the NEX5, later 5N and switched to the X-E1 with the 18-55 and 35mm lenses instead of going for the NEX6 which would have been the logical alternative.

Personally I see 3 major reasons for the X-E1 vs. the NEX6:

+ Lenses, no comparable quality native AF lenses from Sony to the kit I have for Fuji, not even close

+ Film camera UI, if you like the KM 7D you'll love the X-E1

+ JPEG quality and looks, no PP needed, just what I want for a travel camera

- video

- no articulated LCD

NEX6:

+ much better video camera

+ more low/medium priced native lenses

+ A-mount adapters w/ full electronic support (buying a cheap A35 or A37 body gives you much better ergonomics)

+ articulated LCD

- I do not like the NEX menu system

- so far only one great but highly priced lens, the 24mm f/1.8

- OOC jpegs not as good as Fuji

I think the X-E1 is the more satisfying camera for more experienced photographers. I still keep my SLT for the longer lenses and quick action.

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