Recommendation for new hobbiest: NEX or DSLR?

Started Jun 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
trax87
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Re: Recommendation for new hobbiest: NEX or DSLR?
In reply to trax87, Jun 5, 2013

Thanks everyone.  After looking at some cameras at Best Buy, as suggested by some here, it looks like there is a strong leaning toward the NEX 6.  He felt the DSLRs were fine size-wise for purely photographic outings, but wondered if he would really want to take the camera with him when going to family and more casual events.   At the same time the 5R seemed a little too small and he said he really wanted a viewfinder of some sort.

So, so far, the leading contender is the NEX 6 with the 16-50 kit lens and the 55-210.  Then he may add the 19 and 30mm Sigmas and/or the Sony 35/1.8.   I have the two zoom lenses and he seems satisfied with the results from those, especially for casual shooting.

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