…If you want a solid camera with a lot more oomph than a point-and-shoot without the bulk of a DSLR, I’d recommend the Sony NEX-5n…
(via The Wirecutter)
Being an owner of this camera and having tried the Nex7, I can whole heartedly attest to the veracity of this review and would easily recommend the camera to anyone, though my personal bias is still towards iPhoneography. I love carrying it around so I can do quick video interviews. It takes great portraits as well.
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I second this – I’ve been using a NEX-5N since last October with great results. Every camera is a compromise, but this travels well and takes great photos. I love my sister’s Nikon D800, but it is completely impractical for the photography I do. And my iPhone 4 (not the S — I’m waiting for the 5) is excellent for those times when it is impractical to carry the Sony.
I’ve become a great believer in simplicity and, with experience, realize amazing images can be taken with almost anything if you are good enough Often the constraints of a simple camera are the best path to inspiring creativity.
Now of someone could just make something with the near perfect user experience of my old Leica range finder (already ancient when I bought it 30 years ago – I think it was made in 1950)
I have fallen in love with a standalone camera and have been using it quite a bit to learn the art of portraits.
Been trying others and I’m sticking with Panasonic for software and Zeiss lenses.
I have a GF-1 and I totally love it. I just think the new Nex5n is more contemporary and upto data in terms of features
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