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.