...Is on sale!
B&H just announced a special sale price on the Sony NEX-6, currently my favorite camera. Several NEX-6, NEX-5R, and NEX-3 bundles are discounted up to 23% ($150). They didn't tell me how long this deal is going to go on.
Honestly, though, I still think the Micro 4/3 system is a better bet for your small grabshot camera. The lens I like for the NEXes is too expensive, and Micro 4/3 is, well, Shangri-La for lenses...there are lots of good ones from all sorts of makers at most every price level. Much more flexibility. And more fun.
I received an Olympus E-P5 kit for review recently, and was quite taken with it. Review in progress, by a member in good standing of the Legion of Distinguished TOP Guest Writers.
But if I had any money to spare, which I don't (tuition bill coming right up), now would be the time to get a NEX-6 backup body.
Oh, and one more item about the NEX-6: Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard's new Rocky Nook book, The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide, was published two days ago and is now available from Amazon. I've requested a review copy.
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Steve Biro: "If I were to go for the NEX-6, I would keep the size and cost of the kit down by opting for the 16–50mm power zoom and limit my other lenses to the Sigma 19mm and 30mm primes. And even the Sigmas could wait until they went on sale."