It’s been a little over 2 weeks
The NEX cameras are pretty tough in that they are not technically limited. Image quality is as good as it’s gonna get unless you move up to a full frame sensor, costing several times the price of those little guys, and also MUCH bigger and heavier.
The Sony E mount lens line-up is still rather limited, and missing a bunch of options. There’s a 16mm wide angle lens that doesn’t have too good a reputation. A very good 55-210 telezoom that’s too big for comfort unless you’re going to the zoo. A 18-55 kit zoom that’s about as exciting as watching nails grow. A very expensive and excellent 24mm Zeiss lens that’s worth a month’s salary. A 50mm F:1.8 prime that’s both sharp and creamy and lovely except it’s longish and unpretty. Oh, and the autofocus on all of those is… leisurely, at best.
Colors are faithful on the NEX, and I can’t even say I work too hard for that. I shoot exclusively JPEG files (some will say I’m lazy, I’d say I’m pretty handy, unlike RAW files that implies no safety net)
To say the least shooting the NEX is downright addictive. It’s flawless IQ makes it a really cool image making tool. It’s also pretty easy and fun to use, once you’ve digested its controls and User Interface
Do you remember those under -or over- exposed shots before, and how it was important to find a camera that “exposed accurately” ? Well, with a mirrorless camera there’s absolutely not to worry about that anymore, because the back screen (or Electronic ViewFinder) shows you in REAL TIME the final exposure of the picture you’re about to take. How crazy cool is that ?!
If you’re already shooting a NEX camera, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, and you’re enthusiastic about photography and would love the power of a DLSR in a purse sized camera, go ahead and try one
If you’re depending on autofocus it might frustrate the hell out of you, but if you’re ready to take a leap of faith and try manual focus lenses, the Focus Peaking feature makes it very easy, and you’re garanteed to a a LOT of fun.