Nex-3 vs Nex-5

Started Aug 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
Rinneh Regular Member • Posts: 210
Re: Nex-3 vs Nex-5

But it even seems the NEX5 doesnt even have a full metal housing, Only the front but not the back side.

But the build quality of the 3 is excellent anyway.

Pete_S wrote:

The grip of the two models is quite different and has to be tried before buying. I preferred the 3 straight away, it just feels right for my hand size & shape, and the shutter button falls in exactly the right place. I appreciate that most people seem to feel the 5 has the better feel.

I would hesitate to call the build quality of the 5 better, despite the full metal casing. Modern plastics are very tough, and the insides of the 3 and 5 are probably very similar. Maybe the 5 has better perceived build quality?

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