February 2nd, 2013, 10:37 AM
Well the TriNavi in itself is not to be underestimated. It puts the 7 in a totally other dimension when it comes to handling and how you want to use the controls. The 6 is better than the 5N in this regard, but still feels a bit hobbled in terms of UI. The 7 really is in another league in usability. I was also pleasantly surprised by the 24mp chip, but the 6 is totally excellent for IQ as well. It's a serious, no frills, camera that gets the job done.
February 2nd, 2013, 10:41 AM
What happened to the X-E1, is that like the X100 it doesnt display faithful reliable exposure preview, and that being my number one reason for chosing a mirrorless over a DSLR, it is a deal breaker for me. I'm very, very disappointed as I truly hoped to enjoy this cam which checks a lot of other boxes, but I can't get over that flaw.
Originally Posted by Wolf
February 3rd, 2013, 07:10 AM
The NEX-7 may be the better camera regarding usability, but it is also a diva.
“It doesn’t matter what you look at, but what you see.” (Henry David Thoreau)
February 6th, 2013, 10:30 AM
I got a Nex 6 yesterday (body only) to go with a recently purchased 35mm f/1.8 OSS. I've only taken a few shots with it so far, but have to say that the IQ is awesome. Handling is great too, much better than the Nex 5 I used to own. The only thing I've found not to like is removing the SD card, which seems fiddly compared to my Alpha 77 and RX100.
Sony A77; Sony RX100; Fuji X100
"Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it".
February 6th, 2013, 10:01 PM
Well, I'm disappointed. I got the NEX6 tonight, and am on the edge to just return it right back.
I think the ergos of the 5n were better. Better weight balance. The EVF I thought was supposed to be great. It's pretty poor. The magnification isn't consistent, so as I move the camera around the scene, the EVF warps the view a bit. The body (which I got used) shipped with no lens and no body cap! Seems OK, but still. And it took FOREVER to charge. My fault: I missed that it was in-camera charging only.
If I return it (bought it on Amazon marketplace), I'll eat the return shipping. Just not blown-away by it at all. My VF2 on my EPL5 is a better EVF than the NEX6, and the Oly VF2 is, what, 3 years old now?
February 6th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Oh, that's too bad. Are you done with the NEX's for now or are you tempted to spring for the NEX 7?
Panasonic G5 and GX1; Lumix 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Lumix 45-150mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 100-300mm f/4-5.6, Lumix 14mm f/2.5, Lumix 20mm f/1.7
Olympus E-PM2; Zuiko 9-18mm f/4.0-5.6, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R, Zuiko 14-150mm f/4.0-5.6, Zuiko 40-150 f/4.0-5.6 R, Zuiko 15mm body-cap lens, Zuiko 17mm f/1.8, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Pentax Q; 01 prime, 02 and 06 zooms
February 6th, 2013, 11:21 PM
No, no interest in the NEX7. I'll have to decide in a day or so on the NEX6. Just really surprised.
February 7th, 2013, 10:00 AM
I'm going to return the NEX6. It's just not making sense for me. I am surprised, but I really prefer the center-location of the EVF on the EPL5.
February 7th, 2013, 10:46 AM
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
February 7th, 2013, 11:06 AM
I can't seem to sell my EPL3, so I'll settle back into two m43 bodies for now (EPL5 and EPL3) along with the 5D and RX100. More camera than I can reasonably use anyway.
Last edited by wt21; February 13th, 2013 at 12:12 PM.
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