kelownadon: Hi. My first post. Hopefully I get it right. I just bought the Sony Nex- F3 and am wondering whether I should return it and wait to buy the 3N in a month or so. I have two questions. First is the new lens as good as the previous. It looks to me like the new lens will only be available on the 3 series and not the 5 series and above. Is this true? Secondly how much of an issue will the lower resoultion on the screen of the 3N be to me? Thanks for any input that I may get.
Hi kelownadon, I've done quite a bit of research on cameras lately (particularly Sony) so I believe I can accurately answer your questions. First of, the lens. The NEX-F3 is equipped with the 18-55mm kit lens while the 3N has the 16-50mm power zoom. The advantages of the power zoom are that it has faster auto focus, better stabilization, sharper optics, and a more compact body than the kit lens. And as for the screen, a lower resolution on a smaller screen will not be as big of a deal as that on a larger. In my personal opinion, I think that unless you absolutely need the accessory shoe and the higher rez screen, the NEX-3N would be the better buy.
Jaxzon1822: Would this camera have about the same image quality as the NEX-7 ?I realize that this camera is using the same sensor as the NEX-5R and according to digitalcamerainfo, that sensor scored lower than the 7's.
I currently own an A55 and have been happy with it so far, however, with the type of photography I am doing now, noise and inaccurate colors are becoming more prevalent in the indoor, low light photos that I am taking.
As a result, I am considering upgrading to either the NEX-6,7 or Alpha A65.--(Waiting for a review about the NEX-6)--
Does anybody have any suggestions as to which one might be best for accurate colors/low noise photos?
Suggestions would be much appreciated.
I suspect that this camera will have good image quality overall, particularly because it's a combination of the '7 and the '5N.According to specs and reviews from camerainfo.com, the '6should have the image quality (or thereabouts) of the '7 and the '5R, with some of the new features (phase detection/contrast detection hybrid focusing, wifi, apps, etc.) featured on the '5R.
And widitas,On the contrary to what you said, Sony actually DOES make large aperture lenses (I have the A55 and am currently usingthe 50mm f/1.4) and if I got an E-mount camera, I could simply use the E-mount to A-mount adapter.
For right now, all we can do is wait for a review from somebody.
Note: I've noticed that sites seem to be taking a while to review this camera in particular.
ounkeo: It looks like a good camera, but I think the Nex 7 is still worth the money over the 6. The tri-nav is too useful and while the low ligh tof the 24mp nex 7 is only considered "good", the camera captures more detail than the 16 mp Nex's - which has some value in itself.
I'm a Nex owner and the way I got around not having external controls (I shoot in manual 90% of the time) was to customise the few controls it had. i shot in a constrained state; usually fixed at certain settings. It worked but was very limiting.
On the Nex 7, with the tri-nav, the difference feels like walking (any nex) and flying (nex 7).
Is there any word (I may have missed it) on how fast the shutter is? Currently the Nex 7 has a signifigantly faster shutter than the lower Nex's. Fast enough that I can hand hold a 1/2 sec low light shot with the non-stabilised Zeis 24 - if I'm really concentrating. I can't do that on the 3 for example; it's just a blurry mess at the same setting.
I have been thinking the same thing. The 7's tri-nav dials,magnesium alloy body, 24.3 Mp count, and potentially better sensor are some of the advantages of the 7 over the 6.However, the 6 offers signifigantly better movie button placement, a standard hotshoe (versus proprietary) WiFi,downloadable apps, phase/contrast hybrid focusing system, and the 16-50mm PZ kit-lens.
Sergey Borachev: Amadou,
There seems to be an error in your specification for this V2. According to what I found on other websites including Nikon (not the US one, which is not clear on whether their weight includes battery), the V2's weight should be 337 with battery.
The Sony NEX-6 V2?
LordGriNz: I guess I missed this announcement, but I really like the inclusion of the 24mm wide (16-50) and compact size. Only issue is the the price, comparing this system to a DSLR, I would expect $600-$700. Still a little overpriced for now.
Unfortunatly so - Sony generally overcharges for their products.Sad but true. However, Sony's generally do drop in value.(might be that they are very popular)
Low Budget Dave: Hey DPR, how about a full review? (While we are at it, can you explain the hotshoe to us?)
Looks like a great camera. I am sure that once Sony gets around to adding a touchscreen, we can finally play Angry Birds on a $1000 camera.
Yeah, right, Lol. If you want to play angry birds, get theSamsung Galaxy Camera :)
bluesky7377: You folks must be busy. People have had these things for some time now and still no review. Anyway, just ordered the Sigma 30mm F2.8 for my new NEX-6L/B to complement the new power zoom that ships with the camera. I upgraded from the original NEX-5. I'm hoping this one will be the perfect addition to my RX100 which I am extremely happy with. I have noticed the Fn button can be configured with the same selections I customized the RX100's Fn button to. Configuring the AEL button on the NEX-6 to switch between MF and AF completes the picture for me. Now both cameras will have nearly the same easy and fast interface for me. Packing these two small powerhouses will leave my Canon T2i lonely in the closet. Keep up the good work.
NEX-6 Upgrading from the original 5, partner to the RX100,abandoning the T2i --- That's alot of cameras.Not only that, you've chosen some of the best cameras intheir time.
Would this camera have about the same image quality as the NEX-7 ?I realize that this camera is using the same sensor as the NEX-5R and according to digitalcamerainfo, that sensor scored lower than the 7's.