Help getting into NEX please

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Abouna
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Help getting into NEX please
9 months ago

I'm a Nikon FF shooter.  That said, my older son has asked me to find him a camera and we're leaning toward Sony.  The problem is I haven't kept up on Sony (though my first several digitals were all excellent Sonys) in recent years.  I know the NEX line gets overall great results so that's why I'm leaning toward it.  That said, here's what he knows he wants:

- bokeh, hence I'm leaning him toward an APS-C sensor
- stabilization

- video

- low light (within reason of course)

- $500 range

We started by looking at the NEX-5 series (I don't know the difference between the T and R?).  Then I started wondering if he'd be better served by spending less on the body and more on glass so I started looking at the NEX-3, as I believe it's newer also, but not sure what he'd be giving up.

Frankly I find all the model naming to be very confusing!

Anyway, I'm looking for some guidance here.

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