In saying that, the store could be making room for the new NEX-F3. From what I've read so far, the 5N is still better (or on par at least) but retailers are only concerned about what's the latest and the newest, due to marketing planned-obsolescence strategies. So yeah, perhaps 5N prices could come down further?There's nothing we know of in the NEX horizon that would render the 5N obsolete just yet...
Not entirely sure that Sony's main intentions in releasing newer models are to replace existing ones. I think the various releases have more to do with filling-in marketing gaps, features for specifically targeted user-groups, and budget price points.Isn't the Nex-F3 replacing the Nex-C3? Or is there a new Nex-5* coming out to replace the 5N?
The F3 is the C3's replacement. The C3 was discontinued last January. Just like the NEX-3 was discontinued the January before. It's no secret. Sony has set model release schedules.Just by the NEX’s timeline, I really won’t be too surprised if the NEX F3 ends up superseding the NEX C3, after all “why get the C3 when you can get the F3?” which was what happened to the NEX3 and the NEX5.
True! Just picked up an NEX-5 with the 16mm pancake lens for $332 US at the local big box electronics store. Granted it was an "open box" sale and the lens cap was missing.•..., Production of the NEX 5 slows down and eventually ceases with any remaining products sold at a heavily discounted prices. The NEX 7 was announced to be the line up’s professional model but release was severely delayed due to the floods in Thailand.
If you have a local Sony outlet store they sell refurbed NEX 5 with the 16mm pancake for $289. The NEX 3 with the 16mm is $249. Sony refurbs are as good as new.True! Just picked up an NEX-5 with the 16mm pancake lens for $332 US at the local big box electronics store. Granted it was an "open box" sale and the lens cap was missing.