I recently picked up photography as a hobby.. and "wow, did that escalate quickly?"
yeah, so... I basically started out by getting the Sony Nex-5n, a lovely small and portable camera. Got myself some zoom and prime lenses and had loads of fun. (this is where I should likely just have been content, but alas my love for gadgetry and the numbers on them would have me do otherwise)
Note, I previously bought the Canon SX1 for going to Japan.
"Memo to the reader:'yes, even before buying all the stuff I was very well aware that expensive equipment combined with a shit photographer still produces shit pictures."
But I should mention that my love for photography is likely atleast 50% the nerding around with the equipment as it is actually taking the pictures.And remember to me it is just a hobby and ties in well with experiencing Japan, and other travels.
Now then! this quickly expanded to include a Sony A77 and a 24-70mm Zeiss Planner lens and more... and though I did use is a lot on Mt. Takao and on my travels to Taiwan and sailing in Australia, I was starting to take it with me less and less due to the shere weight of it. (The A77 is a grown up camera, and the Zeiss lens is around 1kg) so I started using the Nex-5n to the point where the Sony A77 never really left the shelf exept for the occational portrait shoot. Also the Sony A77 produces 24mb/pix raws that just "rips" through storage space. (And this is despite that fact I am good at deleting unwanted photos from my libraries...also because I am a shit photographer I have a lot to delete, but none the less...(=_=)
Not soon after I started drooling over the news, and the sneak reveiws of the Sony Nex-6 ♥
This seemed to correct all my "facepalm" moments with the Nex-5n, and add some really cool features, and still keep it all in a small packages...AND I could still use my existing E-mount lenses.
Now things the Nex-6 have that the Nex-5n does not:
hotshoe for std. camera flashes etc.
Wifi, live preview and use your Iphone, ipad etc as remote release. (also playmemory apps fro Sony online. Some cool stuff that other have written volumes about on the net)
EVF in camera ♥
Mode dial, and easy navigation withouth having to go through the Sony retarded menues. (at least not too much once you set the fn keys to your liking.)
Hybrid focus system. (phase detect and contract detect combined in a fact and so far to my experience accurate autofocus)
Built in popup flash. meh! but still better than the extra gear you had to attached to the old Nex-5n instead of the external EVF. sigh
All in all a win win situation in getting rid of the Sony A77 and the Sony Nex-5n. (⌒_⌒)