I bought this in a rush in 2011, to take with me to Dubai to photograph QE2. I bought it because it has a large DSLR-sized sensor, making it perform very well in low light. I've mostly been very happy with it, but it is quite heavy, so I tend to not take it out with me much! Also I only have the standard 18-55 lens, which is only about a 3x optical zoom, which is a bit disappointing. It also takes excellent videos in HD with stereo sound, including with the external microphone that I purchased for it. I'd definitely recommend the NEX range of cameras.