I think I'm going to get a NEX-3 instead of NEX-5... any suggestions?

Started Dec 15, 2010 | Discussions thread
Kiril Karaatanasov Senior Member • Posts: 2,080
Re: I think I'm going to get a NEX-3 instead of NEX-5... any suggestions?

JinZM wrote:

Anyway, now here's why I'm now looking at a NEX-3:

  • It's thinner? but slightly taller

Thickness is almost identical

  • Lenses fit the body as opposed to being bigger

  • Material wise I can't tell the difference in person. I actually thought the NEX-3 was a NEX-5 until the sales guy brought out the NEX-5, so the plastic NEX-3 body is definitely a good composition.

  • I don't even watch native 1080p TV or movies, don't see the need to shoot in 1080

  • IR remote - never going to use this feature

IR remote is nice as it is the only way to use bulb mode.

NEX-5 grip was more appealing to me. Hold both and judge for yourself - for me the 5 allows me to hold the cam firmly with my middle finger. NEX-5 holing is much like DSLR - NEX-3 is designed to be handled more like compact camera.

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