A buddy of mine just bought a Fuji X100 and wanted to get rid of his NEX-3 so he sold it to me (with 16mm lens) for $250. I couldn't pass it up because I have no will power to resist new cameras when they're cheap. So I've just been messing with the NEX-3 and I like it, but I also see why it gets an unimpressive reputation. The 16mm lens is NOT sharp. The 20mm Panasonic f/1.7 pancake blows away the NEX 16mm in every way. I also hate how you have to use the NEX-3 like a point-and-shoot because all the camera controls are buried in the menus. That said, I like the size, I love the LCD, I love the high ISO performance, and there are only two things that keep me from loving this camera: 1) Sony needs more small (but fast and sharp) prime lenses for the NEX cameras. A 30mm f/1.4 or f/2.0 and a 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 would be the perfect additions to the 16mm ... as long as they are SHARPER than the 16mm! 2) Sony needs to make a flash hotshoe adapter for the NEX so you can use standard hotshoe flashes with the NEX. I would like to add my PocketWizard transmitter to the NEX-3 so I can trigger off-camera flash, but I can only use optical slaves with the NEX-3. The proprietary flash is STUPID! I really want Sony (or a third party) to make a hotshoe adapter for this thing. Anyway, I think I'll continue to use my 4/3 and Pen cameras rather than the Sony. I might occasionally use the Sony if I want a soft-focus wide angle shot ... and I might use it if Sony or another lens maker releases a 30mm or 50mm AF prime for the NEX. In the meantime, my "old" E-PL1 is a MUCH better all-around camera than the NEX-3.