Currently I own the Sony NEX-C3 & 18-55mm, also have the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 and a few manual focus lenses & adapters. I'm pondering changing the body to a different NEX. The main thing is when I take shots of my kids sometimes the face-detect makes it so easy to focus in the right place, other times it doesn't get it & I have to resort to specifying the AF point, & it's somewhat awkward the way the C3 does it. Models like the 5N interest me due to the touch-to-focus ability it has. This would especially be handy when using legacy glass & manually-focusing, you could quickly tap to tell it where to magnify when you initiate that. Also, the 5N goes for cheap & its .arw files would work with the Lightroom 3.5 software I have. However, I'm told the 5n doesn't offer a 15x magnify option as the C3 does (although I tend to stick with 7x most times anyway), & it doesn't allow you to re-map the left soft button as the C3 does (on my C3, left=ISO & right=WB). The 5R has more customization possibilities that way than either the C3 or 5n, plus an extra command dial and possibly slightly faster AF performance, as I'm an "enthusiast" such would be ideal. However, besides being more expensive (which is only fair, it is a newer bod), I imagine its .arw RAW files won't work with Lightroom 3.5, necessitating another expense in the form of having to update Lightroom. However, compared to changing to a 5n, I'd likely be "future proofed" for longer, I wouldn't be as compelled to upgrade as soon. The NEX-6? Although I somewhat like it, it's more expensive & I don't need the hot shoe or EVF, plus it doesn't have touch AF. The 3N? Lower resolution LCD vs the C3 & access to changing AF point would be no faster. Both tempt me with the built-in-flash they have (for "fill flash" portraits), but overall they lose out due to the other things. Besides all of this, I am also looking at the Sigma 60mm f/2.8 lens for the portrait shots I do, that's actually my 1st priority over anything else. It's just that I'd be getting it for a lot of portraits shot at or near f/2.8 or f/3.5, making quick selection of AF point crucial if face detection doesn't work properly (although, honestly, it does a lot of times on my C3, but when using manual glass it's annoying pressing the button & holding down the 4-way to tell it where to go to). Observations, ideas?