New CameraI bought a new camera today, the Sony Nex5n. It was the model I'd set my sights on when I left the house this morning, so I did pretty well to avoid being put off the scent by not-quite-scrupulous salesmen. To be fair, every one of the salesmen I spoke to said it's a great camera - one let me "handle" (his word) his personal one because the shop had sold out. He told me he'd swapped his DSLR for this model because of its capabalities so I was impressed.
I haven't actually taken any pictures with it yet, the battery's still charging. In anticipation, I took some pics of the unpacking and thought I'd share my initial thoughts.
The Fun Stuff In The Box
Clockwise from top left we have:
- Flash unit. Although a built-in pop-up flash would be more practical, this peripheral unit is pretty neat. It comes in its own plastic case which can be attached securely to the strap, so it's always there when you need it.
- The camera. It comes with a 18-55 zoom lens so looks a little top-heavy given the camera's dimensions.
- Petal lens hood.
- USB cable.
- Power cable.
- Battery charger.
|Nice shape for the hand|
|None of the 70s retro-look - this body is a magnesium alloy|
|Like the brushed metal lens|
|Touch screen on the back for setting up a shot. Already has fingerprints, may need a protective cover|
|The screen flips up. And down (imagine that one, no picture)|
|With the flash unit on. It slots into the port on top of the body and screws in. Down = disabled|
|Up = enabled|
|18-55 lens at full stretch|
Can't wait to get snapping with this and see what it does. Let's hope it's not raining too much tomorrow.
Photos of the Sony were taken with a Lumix DFC-FS10, also a fantastic camera.