Sony NEX-5 Preview: 2. Specifications: Digital Photography Review
14mp, interchangeable lenses, 1080i HD video, and they're actually using SD cards. And it's fucking tiny.
One thing I've discovered with digital cameras, actually cameras in general, is that the bigger the camera, the less I use it. I've had:
Nikon FM2n x3
Nikon F3HP x2
Nikon N70 x3
Canon Digital Rebel
You know which has the most frames through it? The V3, which was 7.2mp, bigger than a point and shoot, but way smaller than an SLR but had full manual control, spot meter, exposure compensation, etc. plus it had a Zeiss-designed lens which was very sharp. Also had CF card slot and a hotshoe.
So I'm really looking forward to this, as I'm generally a fan of Sony's digital cameras, and haven't been too geeked with similarly sized SLR's so far. It's a bit pricey though, compared to a Rebel, however the metal body and lenses is for me a selling point, as is the HD video and resolution of the stills.
Totally cool. Too bad it's a Sony.