Monday, 16 August 2010

My New Toy : A Sony NEX-5

Look what I got for myself last week.

A Sony NEX-5 camera!

I've been researching for a new camera for a while now, and although I was more inclined to get a DSLR (either a Nikon or Canon), I chickened-out and opted for a more beginner friendly camera. I've always have a soft spot for Sony products anyway.

The NEX-5, along with NEX-3 is Sony’s first mirrorless interchangeable-lens system camera featuring a 14.2 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, 25-point contrast-detect autofocus system, 49-segment exposure meter and 3-inch tilting LCD panel with 921,000-dot resolution.

I'm still a noob in terms of photography but I rather like this camera. Of course, a shift from always owning the smallest Point and Shoot camera Sony has to offer all this while to a NEX-5 take a bit of getting use to. I mean, I used to be able to store my camera in my jeans pocket! Although I am mighty glad I got this rather light camera. After one hour having it dangling from my neck, I was glad to tuck it away in my bag. LOL

I don't have much time playing with it yet, but I do hope to be familiar with all the function in this camera by the time we fly off to Japan. I want to take decent photos duirng our vacation. ^-^

Side-effects from owning this camera : my wallet is now empty! Huhuhu

30 comments:

  1. Yay, I've heard good things about this camera. The most important is that you enjoy using it, and that you take lots and lots of photos! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. @Vera,
    So far so good. Though at times, I still feel the pain paying for it. LOL
    Yes, looking forward to taking lots and lots of photos. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. waaaahh...bagus bagus..ambil gambo banyak2 yer!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Su,
    Tahun lepas ambik dekat 1,000. Kali ni, boleh double kot. Muahaha!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The only camera i am using right now for my blog is my camera phone. Hehehehe....
    I heard that this camera have a quality like a DSLR without the weight of the bulky DSLR, is it right lina?

    ReplyDelete
  6. @zezebel,
    for someone who always use a small camera : Sony T7 then Sony T90, even NEX-5 is bulky for me! :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. @Lina,

    I'm prefer guna small camera je...senang bawak sana sini...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fuiyoh! New camera!! *pinch pinch*

    ReplyDelete
  9. Make sure you take lots of photos!! So I expect better quality photos for your Japan trip Haha!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I had wanted to get a DSLR but decided against it when I realised how bulky it is! No I'm quite happy with my Lumix LX3 : )

    ReplyDelete
  11. @foong,
    I hope I can take better photo quality too! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. @Su,
    I pun suka small camera but small camera ada limitations so that's why ni tengah try a "bigger" camera. :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. That's an expensive camera. Cost as much as an entry level slr camera. But good choice anyway. If you're not into using multiple types of lenses, better not to buy a slr camera.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I was battling with myself on wether to get this one or not... ultimately decided against it but I still think it's an awesome camera!! Take some pics coz i would like to see them!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I want one...

    I want to learn to be a professional photographer... I always have a passion... sadly no finance support for that haha... Take more pretty pictures for us hurry! <3

    ReplyDelete
  16. @Mei Teng,
    Quite expensive, I agree.. but the reviews for this camera were good so I thought, what the hey - just get one and try. I view getting this camera as taking a gingerly step towards a DSLR in the future. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. @Troy,
    There'll be plenty of photos when we get to Japan. At the moment, I'm trying out the camera first. :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. @ladyviral,
    hence the awesome invention of 0% instalment payment plan! No money, no problem! LOL

    I have plan to go out to Lake Garden to test the camera (and myself!) this saturday. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. wow, cool new toy for you! i also just got one for me but literally my toy camera...something that's just for fun snaps

    ReplyDelete
  20. @Ayie,
    Happy snapping to you too! :)
    Is the camera your birthday present?

    ReplyDelete
  21. I need to upgrade my camera at some stage, it is such a tricky task trying to figure out what to buy, that offers the best quality at the best price and is fairly easy to use....

    ReplyDelete
  22. @William,
    plenty of research needed to get just the right camera, don't you agree? :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I know what you mean, cameras not only drain batteries but wallets. I saw your photos on your other blog and they are amazing. This looks like a high end camera and you'll be able to get some great shots with it. I just bought a new one a few months ago and still learning all of it's features. Congrats! on your new purchase.

    ReplyDelete
  24. congrats on your new toy. hope you enjoy snapping and pls take a lot of pics during your vakasi for us to look at.

    ReplyDelete
  25. @Poetic Shutterbug,
    I'm always inspired to go out and take photos by looking at yours, Jo. :)

    Am looking forward to more learning and snapping with this new camera. :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. @Life Ramblings,
    Definitely looking forward to plenty of photo taking. :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. yup I got that for my personal bday present and it's just a fraction of your camera price =P

    ReplyDelete
  28. @Ayie,
    Nice b'day present for yourself. Happy snapping! ;)

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...