New Sony NEX-3

So I decided to sell my Canon XSi and upgrade to a Sony NEX-3.  I was able to get $440 for the XSi and kit lens on Craigslist.  I used the cash to purchase a Sony NEX-3 twin lens kit on sale from DigitalRev for $662 (after shipping; no tax was charged since the store is located in Hong Kong).  The two Sony lenses retail for $299 and $249, individually; so the dual lens kit seemed like a good deal.  Sony has stopped manufacturing the NEX-3, so I guess that’s why it’s on sale.

As I mentioned previously, I was thinking about getting a smaller camera to lighten my load while traveling.  While the NEX-3 is much smaller than the XSi, the Sony camera is loaded with features.  The NEX-3 has a better slightly better sensor according to Snapsort and also has video capabilities, which the XSi does not.  Unfortunately, there are few lenses available to the Sony; although that should improve over time.  My friend had the Sony NEX-5 and convinced me to go with Sony.  I won’t bore you with all the details about the camera.  You can read in-depth reviews at DPReview and Cameralabs.

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