Is prior DSLR ownership needed to appreciate a NEX?

Started Dec 5, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Larry251 Contributing Member • Posts: 632
Is prior DSLR ownership needed to appreciate a NEX?
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Just some random musings 

It seems many of those who really love their NEX cameras come from a background where they used a DSLR first (or still have one) and appreciate the freedom a smaller camera with a large sensor gives them.  I have seen posts from many people (myself included) who come to  the NEX as an upgrade from a point and shoot who ask either before or after purchase whether a DSLR would be (or might have been) a wiser upgrade path.  Sometimes there is also a certain amount of initial disappointment with a purchase despite a big potential difference in image quality from the point and shoot.

Do you think to fully appreciate the NEX (or another mirrorless camera for that matter) one really needs to use a DSLR first?

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