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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.

My First DSLR: Canon XSi

I recently purchased my first DSLR, a Canon EOS Rebel XSi (aka 450D).  There are several reviews online, so I won’t go into the camera’s features.  I ordered the XSi kit, which includes the EF-S 18-55mm f3.5/5.6 IS lens, from Amazon for $569.95.  If you combine the purchase with the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4.0/5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens for $255.00, Amazon will give you an instant rebate of $200, making the total cost $624.95.  I was able to sell the telephoto zoom lens on Craigslist for $200.00, which makes the cost of my Canon XSi with the kit lens $424.95.  Not a bad deal.

EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens