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Old Feb 3, 2013, 1:00 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Haven't posted in a while. Haven't been shooting as much now that the grand kids are pretty much out of sports.
Thinking of selling all my high end Sony gear in a kit and replaceing with something simple and easy to manage in the way of a high end point and shoot.
IQ, handling, speed, refresh rates, low light all important.

Not brand loyal and open to suggestions up to 1K in price.
A77, 28-75mm f/2.8, 16-50mm f2.8, 18-250mm f3.5, 70-300mm f4.5G SSM
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 4:53 AM   #2
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 6:29 AM   #3
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Daughter had similar requirement recently, but upgrading from 10y/0 p&s wanting IQ, handling, speed, refresh rates and low light plus lightweight for hiking which eliminated DSLR. Viewfinder preferable but not essential.

Narroed down to Nikon V2 and Sony Nex system. While the Sony NEX6 and 7 were nice, they were beyond her budget. Ultimately ended up with the Sony Nex5R, with both lens, less than $1000. She did get a phenominal deal through the Sony Store as in adition to the normal discount when purchasing both lens together, they had an open boc special on the tele zoom which reduce it enough that could also throw in the extended warranty and remain under budget.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 6:06 PM   #4
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Got the Nikon V1 with the 30-110 along with the 10-30 kit lens. I also got the very expensive 10-100 lens but find it to be well worth it. Built very solid and very quiet zooming in and out while taking movies. Also, got the adapter which allows me to use any AF-S lens and also the Tamron 70-300mm VC. Manual focusing is a breeze with my other lenses as well.
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