When I tried the Sony NEX-5 in a store the other day, my overall impression was very positive. If money were less of an issue, I think I'd like to have one to accompany my current Micro 4/3 gear. However, I always try to estimate how much of a "connection" I'm likely to feel with a camera, and I don't think I can truly connect with the current Sony NEX implementation. Visiting various photography forums, it's common to come across a comment that a certain camera is like an extension of the hand. Why do certain cameras feel this way, while others do not? Here's a list of cameras with which I've felt that connection: Olympus OM-2n Leica Digilux 2 Ricoh GX100 and GRD (haven't owned the latter, but it feels so natural in use) Panasonic GH1 and G1 (especially with the Lumix 20) When I think about why I had that feeling with those particular cameras, it is a combination of ergonomics, ease of controls for the basics (focus, aperture, shutter, ISO), size/weight, and viewfinder (or LCD) quality. Feeling connected to a camera is a personal thing, and I don't mean to disparage the new Sonys in any way. I was genuinely impressed with the NEX and may pick one up still. However, there are some cameras out there where I feel like I am almost guaranteed to feel a connection (three of which start with "Leica" and end with an upset wife) so I'm holding back for now on the Sony. Question to all: Which cameras have you felt especially connected to and why?