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Upgrading GF1 to Nex 5 or Nex C3, Can't make my mind up.

Toonman

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Any suggestions? I like the feel and handling of the Nex5 but the Nex C3 is better specified, what shall I do??????
 

Phoenix

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Thats a tough call mate, you may want to invest a few more dollars and get the 5N. It has the feel and handling of the 5 with better features.
 

Travisennis

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All three cameras are excellent images makers. If you can find a good deal on the NEX-5, then swoop it up. But, if I was buying now I would buy the 5N. The new sensor looks to be really amazing and it can take the optional EVF. I think those two things are worth the extra price.
 

Giovanni Battisti

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Video (yes or no)?

The main differences are in video performance, iso performance and in the monitor.
If you are not interested in video, the C3 is (a little) lighter and smaller.

Ciao
Giovanni
 

Armanius

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You really should hold both cameras and check out the ergonomics. A lot of people like the squarish grip of the 5 and 5N. I originally bought both the 3 and 5, and kept the 3, because I felt like the 3's flatter but wider grip fit my long and skinny fingers better. I recently bought the 5N, and was reminded of why I didn't like the grip of the 5. So I'm returning the 5N, even though the IQ is slightly better than the 3 (and 5).
 

Armanius

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If you like the 5 better, than go for it. But perhaps, if you wait a little bit longer, the prices may go down even more as more and more 5 owners upgrade to either the 5N or the 7.

The difference in IQ between the C3 and 5 is probably not as important than how the camera feels in your hand, IMO.
 

Toonman

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So, an update. I went for the NEX C3. It liked the handling and the picture quality is amazing compared to mt M4/3 camera.
Any tips on settings etc?
 

Toonman

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I feel feel the NEX get a bit of bad press regarding not having quick access to main commands like iso etc. I find that the custom button setup is great. really pleased and a great companion for my Nikon D3100.
 

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