Confused....Pentax K-5II or the Sony Nex 7

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Questions thread
mike703 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,659
Re: Confused....Pentax K-5II or the Sony Nex 7

gigglebagssc wrote:

I shoot macros, landscapes, birds/hummingbirds, sports (nephews games) natural light portraits (not professionally...just for families and friends), am in a band so I shoot alot at my well as other lowlight/twilight shots.

For your uses I'd go with a DSLR body.  The mirrorless cameras give equally good IQ in a small package but don't handle as well with large lenses... they are more suited to using small primes as a lightweight kit for travelling with. A tiny NEX body with a clunky tele zoom attached is a bizarrely unbalanced combination without a good grip on the camera body, and I couldn't imagine trying to shoot sports or birds in flight with a good grip and an optical viewfinder (and the faster AF of a DSLR).  As another poster said the K30 will do everything you want.

Best wishes

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