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Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-07-2013, 3:43 PM Reply   
My fiance and I are looking at getting our first real/semi real camera. I was pretty much all set on buying a Nikon D5100 because of the deals on them right now since the D5200 came out but then we went to Best Buy and the sales associate there recommended the Sony Nex-5R. Now I am not sure if there is outside motivation for him to push this camera because of a sales spiff or something but what are other's thoughts. The guy actually seemed really knowledgeable about the camera's, especially the Nex-5, and ran through a ton of features. He really seemed to know the camera in and out. I wasn't really expecting that out of a Best Buy employee for some reason. Anyway, the things we really liked were the small size, touch screen, the lighting adjustment that could be seen on the screen, wifi, etc...

I am not planning to ever be or pretend to be a pro photographer. I think we will mostly use it for taking pictures of landscapes out in nature, portraits and maybe the occasional short video. I have a feeling the large size of the Nikon DSLR might keep us from wanting to take it with us sometimes. I also think the automatic/intuitive feeling of the Sony will benefit us more than the DSLR. It looks like I can get a bundle of either camera that comes with the body, a 18-55 lense, a 55-210(sony) or a 55-300(D5100) and some other things for about $900.

Is there anything that I am missing or a reason as to stay away from the Sony.

Thanks in advance for the help.

 
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