Is NEX really the best?

Started Mar 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Shunda77 Senior Member • Posts: 2,132
Is NEX really the best?

Hi everybody, I am new to the forums and have a few questions regarding your experience with the Sony NEX cameras.

I am keen to get my first large sensor camera (I have used various superzooms, and compacts till now) and was until recently going to get a Nikon D5100.

But then along comes this Sony camera with amazing reviews about it's sensor and a user interface that most people seem happy with.

I have the nagging feeling the NEX 5n may be the best APS-C camera I could get (image quality wise) for my budget.

I shoot mainly landscapes/nature type stuff and think the flip out screen on the 5n would be extremely useful for this purpose, which is why I also like the Nikon D5100.

I guess I am just unsure as to whether I would be missing something buying this camera over a more traditional DSLR.

My only concerns with the NEX is that there seems to be a few people complaining about dust on the sensor that appears to be hard to remove, and I guess the lenses available are a bit limited.

In saying that, the 16mm prime is very attractive to me from a landscapes perspective and I couldn't match this wideangle without extra expense on top of the kit for the Nikon D5100.

Also, how do you change aperture on non Sony lenses? (possibly a dumb question, but I have no interchangeable lens experience)

If anyone experienced with these seemingly great little cameras can give me the final nudge toward NEX, I might go grab one and join you on the forum


Nikon D5100
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