I find it funny that m43 and Fuji (both fine camera and systems) get quite a lot of attention and NEX seems to be treated like the red headed stepchild in the photo world. Now some of it is justified...NEX cameras are quirky, have non standard UI's and the camera bodies (with the exception of the NEX 7) have more in common with my smartphone than a camera. It's not surprising really, the NEX is a personal electronics company's interpretation of a camera. In some ways I quite admire Sony for marching to the beat of a different drummer. Now in truth once you get used to the NEX approach there is a certain logic to it and while you can quibble about what it should and should not do, once you get used to it the NEX is quite useable. Folks talk about the great IQ of the Olympus E-M5 and Fuji-X cameras (and rightly so they are excellent) but last time I looked the NEX also has excellent IQ. It also has faster AF than the Fujis (at least for now) focus peaking, a very nice EVF (available built-in and externally) and manages to pack it all in a very small package. It's funny that it gets less respect because IMHO the NEX is a pretty viable system. It's not for everyone certainly, but the same can be said of Fuji and m43 as well. I think because of the maturity of the system m43 seems have the most mass appeal but the NEX isn't a dead system either. If you look at what is happening in digital imaging Sony certainly has the engineering and clout to pull off some terrific products (and I say this as someone that is not particularly a Sony fan). The much loved sensor from the Olympus E-M5 is a Sony, their line of Alpha lenses is mature and good quality, they are working on a FF version of the NEX and the NEX7 and NEX 6 are indications that they CAN produce a camera that is less gadget and more camera. I wonder if Sony had chosen to keep the Minolta brand alive when they bought them if folks would perceive them differently? I look at my 5n with it's adapted Rokkor lenses and it just look like a Minolta mirror-less camera to me.