posted on 8th of november, 2014


My first Sony mirrorless was the NEX-3. When Sony first released their NEX system, it had a total of just three lenses. A pancake 16mm F2.8, a standard zoom 18-55mm F3.5-F5.6 and a do-all zoom 18-200mm. I was using the Sony DSLR-A550 at the time, which by DSLR standard was considered a lightweight body, especially when paired with native Sony A-mount lenses. The NEX-3 impressed me in so many ways, despite its many limitations (fixed auto ISO range, an insanely complicated menu structure, zero dial - the 4-way cursor/dial pad was a nightmare to use). It was one of the smallest, lightest body known to man at the time to contain an APS-C sensor along with its more expensive sibling, the NEX-5, and it shoots RAW just like a DSLR at very impressive speeds...

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Posted by Gmargittai on November 09, 2014
I am watching Sony getting into all these new type of cameras. Lately the FF small sized ones. Currently I am using Panasonic micro4/3. I was thinking about switching and buying the small Sony. (not cheap), but the main question is how easy and convenient is it to really use it. I believe it has the image quality but image quality is not everything.

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