There's nothing we know of in the NEX horizon that would render the 5N obsolete just yet...
Isn't the Nex-F3 replacing the Nex-C3? Or is there a new Nex-5* coming out to replace the 5N?
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.
•..., 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.
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.