Thinking of getting a NEX

Started Jul 7, 2011 | Discussions
travfar Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: Thinking of getting a NEX

I've played with a couple of C3s. I didn't blow up shots to pixel peep but I don't doubt the sensor is better. The shooting experience is pretty much the same as the NEX 3/5. It does have some features that the NEX 3/5 don't. In the end, it would come down to price for me. If you can get a NEX 3 for $150, buy that. What am I saying, if you can get a NEX 3 for $300 buy that. If you can find the C3 for only $100 more than a NEX 3/5 though, I would pay the extra for it. So it's a value proposition. You won't be disappointed with any NEX.

odobo Contributing Member • Posts: 692
Re: Thinking of getting a NEX

Get the c3 if you don't need remote and shoot 1080 video.... Some forum members reported the c3 shutter is a lot quieter than the 3 and the 5. Although I do quite like the shutter noise from my 3, there is always a chance that you wish the shutter doesn't make that much noise....

Besides, being a p&s upgrader, we probably won't go as extreme as pixel peeping, corner checking etc....I know I don't for sure.....maybe by the time I when find those necessary I will just get another camera or spend more money on some better lens

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gbert15
OP gbert15 Contributing Member • Posts: 580
Re: Thinking of getting a NEX

Thanks for the info guys! I am going for the nex 5 because its light and i love the way it grips! With the nex 3 i feel like im going to drop the thing! I just hope they dont realese an nex 5 replacement in the next few months

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zygh
zygh Senior Member • Posts: 1,798
Re: Thinking of getting a NEX

gbert15 wrote:

Thanks for the info guys! I am going for the nex 5 because its light and i love the way it grips! With the nex 3 i feel like im going to drop the thing! I just hope they dont realese an nex 5 replacement in the next few months

congrats on your choice! the nex5 sure is a heckuva tool for takin' pics. don't worry about the replacement from sony. it will come, think c3+improved.video=c5, sub nex7 (rumored to have viewfinder and 24Mpx). the question here is whether -for the time being- 14Mpx is enough...

remember: "12 is all everyone really needs" paraphrasing olympus but the nex5 already tops that and more. the 16Mpx sure is compelling but for the price and availability the current models make the more sense.

btw, the big feature with firmware 4 was peaking, that's what's making these babies into more interesting little runts to play with manual glass of all mounts and sizes. well, almost anyway

cheery-o and happy shooting!
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