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.