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    Question Canon 450D to Sony Nex 5N

    Hi All,

    I'm thinking of selling my Canon 450D and getting the Sony Nex 5N, what can you guys say? I need some advice.

    I haven't really use my 450D for a while now, prolly because I'm getting tired of carrying it as it is bulky and heavy.


    Thanks,
    John

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    the 5N is a great camera for it's size

    so go ahead and get it

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    Default Re: Canon 450D to Sony Nex 5N

    Same advises for practically the same type of questions,

    1) Go down to the shop and test out the camera, see if you like the feel of the camera or do you prefer the DSLR style camera with more control, dials etc.
    2) Do not discount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera offering from other brands such as Olympus/ Panasonic m4/3, Pentax (both K-01 and Q), Nikon J1/V1, Samsung NX-series
    3) Do try up Sony's SLT camera which is quite a bit lighter than traditional DSLR (but if you find 450D heavy and bulky, I doubt SLT is the camera for you. But no harm trying them out.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Same advises for practically the same type of questions,

    1) Go down to the shop and test out the camera, see if you like the feel of the camera or do you prefer the DSLR style camera with more control, dials etc.
    2) Do not discount mirrorless interchangeable lens camera offering from other brands such as Olympus/ Panasonic m4/3, Pentax (both K-01 and Q), Nikon J1/V1, Samsung NX-series
    3) Do try up Sony's SLT camera which is quite a bit lighter than traditional DSLR (but if you find 450D heavy and bulky, I doubt SLT is the camera for you. But no harm trying them out.)
    the new SLT-A37 is pretty small. just slightly larger than the NEX-7

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    The NEX 5N is a great cam, the only little negative part is that there's no built-in flash. It comes with an external flash unit, although it small and light, it still adds to the bulk

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart
    The NEX 5N is a great cam, the only little negative part is that there's no built-in flash. It comes with an external flash unit, although it small and light, it still adds to the bulk
    Not by a lot though. What i don't like though is the EITHER flash OR EVF option

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoart View Post
    The NEX 5N is a great cam, the only little negative part is that there's no built-in flash. It comes with an external flash unit, although it small and light, it still adds to the bulk
    NEX-F3 might be a good choice then
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    Not by a lot though. What i don't like though is the EITHER flash OR EVF option
    Agree

    and I am glad that they came up with the NEX 7; both built in evf and built in flash

    Not glad about the price though

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedy77 View Post
    Agree

    and I am glad that they came up with the NEX 7; both built in evf and built in flash

    Not glad about the price though
    well... u know what they say... gd thing don't come cheap
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    Thanks for all the inputs guys!

    Follow up question though, does it really matter if the camera don't come with a built in flash? I mean, you don't really use it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossimo View Post
    Thanks for all the inputs guys!

    Follow up question though, does it really matter if the camera don't come with a built in flash? I mean, you don't really use it right?
    This question can only be answered by urself. I mean, how would we know if you use it or not. For me... I never use my inbuilt flash. I use an external flash. But different people have different preference.
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    if you don't use the EVF and prefer using the LCD to compose your shots, then the NEX-5N should be good enough for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossimo
    Thanks for all the inputs guys!

    Follow up question though, does it really matter if the camera don't come with a built in flash? I mean, you don't really use it right?
    I've used the built in flash for fill flash and as commander. Dunno about commander mode in nex but fill flash is certainly useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmeeran View Post
    I've used the built in flash for fill flash and as commander. Dunno about commander mode in nex but fill flash is certainly useful.
    the NEX-5N has an external flash that comes in the box.

    but this flash has no Wireless mode. if TS has no interest in off-camera flash, then there's no point debating the usefulness of it

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    Thanks a lot guys! I think I'll probably sell my 450D first then get a mirrorless camera. I really liked Nex 5N.

    Thanks Kei!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossimo View Post
    Thanks a lot guys! I think I'll probably sell my 450D first then get a mirrorless camera. I really liked Nex 5N.

    Thanks Kei!
    you're welcome.

    and it's "like", not "liked". "liked" is past-tense and it means that you don't like it any more

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    lol okay xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossimo View Post
    lol okay xD
    i sold my 450d for a pentax k-5

    never looked back

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    I have a 5N and love the portability and low light performance. No flash is okay as can fix with higher iso. So much so I stopped using my dslr.

    The negatives for me are
    - the LCD screen is difficult to see in bright light. It gets so bad sometimes that you cannot see what you are shooting, just estimate.
    - need to fix on the flash to use as fill light when the natural light angle is wrong.
    - shutter lag and AF is definitely slower than dslr, so for taking pic of kids will be more challenging

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkf73 View Post
    I have a 5N and love the portability and low light performance. No flash is okay as can fix with higher iso. So much so I stopped using my dslr.

    - shutter lag and AF is definitely slower than dslr, so for taking pic of kids will be more challenging
    I don't think the shutter lag is slow, though certainly the AF is not dslr speed or the best amongst the available mirrorless cameras. 5N hi iso performance is excellent, EVF & focus peaking is the best for mirrorless cam. The negatives for me is more of the native lens range, especially UWA & fast zooms. Nonetheless, a very capable camera if the native lens range are good enough for you. If not, there are certainly many options for manual lenses to be adapted.

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