LOVE THIS CAMERA!
The camera is great the picture come out nice! Very easy for me to use, and it was a great upgrade from my cyber-shot. This is my 3rd camera from Sony. I am very satisfied although I wish the price was cheaper. I still love it!
March 14, 2012
Great Camera That's Very Portable
I bought my first D-SLR about two years ago (A Sony Alpha), which I still love. However, because I travel a lot with my job, I find the D-SLR just a bit too big to take with me on each trip (particularly going through airports).
I had therefore been looking for something that provided similar picture quality and a similar level of control (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, et cetera) but in a smaller package!
I've only had the NEX-C3 for a couple of days but I'm already loving it. I must admit that I had read some of the reviews of the NEX-C3 with the smaller lens and they were a little mixed but all of the reviews on this page (NEX-C3 with 18/55 lens) would agree with my findings.
My only issue is that I'm struggling to find a small but robust case that will probably protect the camera (whilst the 18/55 lens is on) and yet keeps the overall same size.
Overall, I'm very pleased.
February 20, 2012
Absolutely Delighted with This Camera
I researched cameras for months, reading review after review. I thought I was ready to invest in a DSLR after years of being dissatisfied with several point and shoot cameras. They were simple and compact but the picture quality was never outstanding. Finally, a friend of mine who is a semi-professional photographer and who has an expensive DSLR said that she preferred her Sony alpha to the DSLR. That got my attention and I focused my research on the NEX series.
I need use a camera for my work, usually shooting buildings inside as well as out, and details and good lighting are important. But I also wanted to have a good camera for recording family events. The video feature was not important to me but is handy to have.
After reading professional reviews and those of people who had purchased the camera - almost unanimously glowing - I made my selection. I have no regrets! I have only had a chance to play with it indoors, in relatively low light, nevertheless I have been amazed at the picture quality! I haven't needed the flash yet - even in near darkness. I can't wait to get outdoors with it, and to spring sporting events. But even if I was limited to using it indoors, I can enthusiastically report that it has been worth the (rather substantial) investment. I have already purchased the 55-200mm lens to be ready for outdoor activities. The small camera body with the relatively large lens makes it seem a bit bulky to one who has gotten used to tiny point and shoot cameras. However, I can't complain too much about the size, as it is still much smaller that a DSLR outfit.
And thanks to all the reviewers before me who helped me to make a happy decision!
January 22, 2012
I just bought this camera and have had all kinds of fun with it! Just look at these pics I took with it.
January 18, 2012