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Rated 4 out of 5
by goatmama great little camera!
I love this camera. I was upgrading from a point and shoot and had to decide between a couple of Canon cameras that were on sale and this one. I made the right decision. It takes a little practice, but each time, I figure out more and more about settings and the TWO lenses I got with it--all less than either of the other two cameras I was looking at. I love the weight of it and even with a bit of unsteadiness on my part, the camera manages to stabilize and I don't get blur from shaking. I do however find that sometimes it is hard to focus, but there are techniques to solving some of that. My only real pet peeve is that I'll be focusing a shot and suddenly my hand slides over the video record button and I end up losing a shot. I'm not sure where they could put that button, but anywhere else would be preferable for me. It is particularly good in low light--I've had some terrific moon shots. With all that said, I really love this camera and it takes some great photos.
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sienna I had doubts, not anymore, I love this camera
Prior to purchase I shot on a Nikon d80 with a Nikor 50mm 1.8 that I was very comfortable with. Being frustrated most of the time with the noise level I sold my entire kit. I was skeptical about a camera without a viewfinder, especially out side. I was concerned about the ease of the menu & how I was going to change meter, WB, iso & af or mf on the fly. I can admit that at first use I had serious doubts, I missed some good shots. I missed my D80. However I had fun. I became really inspired. No view finder is no problem when using the peak focus feature, it is amazing! To shoot outside set the lcd to sunny day, it works great! For quick access to all your settings just set the soft keys, I can now navigate the 5n with more ease than I did my Nikon. The image quality from this sensor is brilliant. Little to no noise even in very low light. If you are debating on making the move from dslr to mirror less I can tell you that after 20 years shooting dslr just 6 months with my nex & I will never go back.
October 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cameraman18 This camera wont disappoint!
The NEX-5n is simply an amazing camera. It is a great camera for pretty much all aspects of photography as its high (IOS), and exceptional AF allow for anyone young and old to take beautiful pictures with ease. I have used my 5n camera for landscapes and taking pictures of the family and it never fails to take a great picture. One thing I must point out is the large APS-C built into the camera which is the heart and soul of this camera. The larger the sensor, typically means the higher the quality of the picture and in this case the 5n is a perfect example. Overall this is an amazing camera, and a great camera to step up to from any point and shoot camera.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by souledgeii Nice little camera, really good quality
small and good quality, connect it with pb mount lens, got really good pictures.
September 22, 2012