I don’t remember when, but at some point over the last couple of years I thought that photography would be something really fun to get into. So I decided to drop the point and shoot camera and dive headfirst in the land of DSLRs. Rookie mistake. Sure I carried my DSLR everywhere and took photos of everything, but in my hands the DSLR was just an expensive point and shoot. I wasn’t using it to take great photos, just larger ones. So after shelving my DSLR (since I didn’t have the time to learn how to use it properly anyway) I went back and forth from my cellphone to point and shoot taking pictures. Cellphone photos are ok, but I still think the best photos come from regular cameras. Enter the NEX-F3 mirrorless camera.
The NEX-F3 is a 2012 model, but it’s still a great camera and I think it’s the perfect choice if you’re looking to step up from a point and shoot. For people who don’t have time to learn how to use a DSLR, the NEX-F3 guides you on what the settings are in the camera so that you can take some really great shots. So you can start off using the camera as an “enhanced” point and shoot, and then when you’re ready you can start to use more of the manual controls. For beginners like me, it keeps photography fun and not frustrating because I can keep learning while taking some really nice photos.
The size of the camera is also nice. Compared to my DSLR this camera is small. I can’t put it in my pocket, but it’s not bulky at all and I don’t have to carry a separate camera bag for it. The NEX-F3 is an interchangeable E-mount lens camera, so you have a variety of lenses to choose from, and if you’re into taking selfies, the LCD screen tilts 180 degrees. Not to metion it also looks pretty sleek too.
The two things that I wish it had (that some of the higher models have) are a viewfinder and Wi-Fi capability, but I’m not complaining. Right now I’m just trying to become a better photographer and this camera is not only helping me to do that, but it’s also keeping me interested!
Well I can say what I want, but the proof is in the photos right? All of the photos I’ve posted here (with the exception of the photo of the camera) were taken with the NEX-F3. What do you think? What camera are you currently using to take your photos?