D3200 vs NEX-5R

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    D3200 vs NEX-5R

    What do you recommend and why between the Nikon D3200 and Sony Nex-5R?

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    Re: D3200 vs NEX-5R

    The Nikon has higher resolution, longer lasting battery and a built in flash, lower noise at high ISO, more lens availability and is cheaper. It wins in very department apart from aesthetics.

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    Re: D3200 vs NEX-5R

    A little late to this party but I went a different direction altogether. I went with the Fuji X Pro 1 which is a compact mirrorless similar to the Nex 5 but with a DX sensor like the D3200. It is a little bit more but the sensor on the FUJI is suppose to be better than other current DX sensors out there and rivals that of the full frames. I'm liking it so far and it allows you to adapt and use lenses from all manufacturer.
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    What do you recommend and why between the Nikon D3200 and Sony Nex-5R?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    Re: D3200 vs NEX-5R

    I actually own this Sony Nex and the Nikon D7000. Let me get this straight :

    Pros for the Nikon :

    Lots of lenses, even branded lenses (Nikkor) aviable for a low price
    DSLR feel, handling is good
    Lots of accessories (Third party flashes, lenses)

    Cons for the Nikon :

    Slightly bigger than the NEX
    Looks like a DSLR (draws attention)

    Pros for the NEX :

    Good quality lenses
    Good image quality
    Compact and lightweighted
    Easy to operate

    Cons for the NEX :

    Lenses are expensive
    Battery life is very limited

    I love the NEX because of its small size and performance. It's the perfect camera for holiday trips while the Nikon will allow you to use lots of accessories for less money. Be carefull about these Nikons : Older lenses won't work with auto-focus (manual focus only). If you already own a film camera with a tele zoom lens, you might consider the higher model D7100 to use your older lenses (and they work great).

    If you don't have any other lenses, you may consider these (for the Nikon) :

    35mm 1,8 = Perfect lens for low-light conditions. It's a prime lens (not a zoom) with excellent quality
    50mm 1,8 = Perfect lens for portraits and general photography

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