With all the talk about the Fuji XE-1 and NEX 7 (both terrific cameras) and my recent "fling" with my Fuji X10 I hadn't been spending as much time with my NEX as i would have. So I spent the last few days getting reacquainted with it. I won't bother to post images because quite frankly we all KNOW they produce great results (all of them) but I wanted to post that I for one quite like the 5n. I like the NEX 7 as well but I don't think of the 5n as being crippled or somehopw defificent because it lacks and EVF or the much loved Tri-Nav controls. I think the NEX 5n is quite a remarkable camera in its own right. Like any camera it has its flaws, but I find that it gives me what I want/need in a digital back for my legacy glass. I should also note that with firmware update 1.0.2 the AF has gotten quite a bit more sure and quick (I won't say fast). I started to think about the 5n and what I would like for it to do that it doesn't and the list is a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I could only come up with a few things. First, I wish I could remap the video button because I hit it on accident more than I like. Second I wish it has a thumb wheel instead of the dial on the back because I find it more comfortable. I wish it had proper posts to attach a strap to instead of those flat point and shoot style slots and I'd love it if the menu item to format the SD card were not burieds ten levels deep in the UI but havng the UI go back to the last item helps a lot. Finally, if the touch screen did focus and shoot instead of just focus that would be nice. Other than that I don't have a lot of complaints. Now I have a very simple style of shooting and I realize it wouldn't work for a lot of people (maybe most folks) but I shoot in aperture priority, set Auto ISO and I'm good to go. I change the aperture on the lens, and the click dial on the back allows exposure compensation, metering, drive and changes the rear display. I could do wothout the changing of the rear display and would like that to be something else but its not a deal breaker. I shoot available light so I don't need a flash much (and the little included flash does work when I do need one) and because of an eye condition I find the LCD prefereable to using an EVF (I tried the very nice Sony EVF). I turned off the touch screen (since there is no focus/shoot option) and my 5n acts a whole lot like one of my old compact RF cameras. My Fuji X10 looks more like them but the NEX is more like them in spirit. So would I like a NEX 7 with the bigger sensor and Tri-Nav...sure. Am I pining for it? Nope, not really. If I'm honest with myself the 5n really does meet my needs pretty well. In fact the C3 met my needs pretty well and had the distinction of a bit better magnification in focus assist (up to 15x vs 9.5x for the 5n). Now the 5n does give me a few things over the C3 that made it worth it. It shoots faster and feel like it operates faster and the grip is more comfortable (to me). I also think the IQ of the 5n is a bit better but I can't verify it. Someday I'll move up to the NEX 8 or what-have-you but for now I am actually quite satisfied with my 5n.