The Sony NEX 3 is slowly becoming one of my favorite cameras. I know that the NEX 5 and the NEX 7 are now available, but I was able to pick up a store demo at a great price. It is small enough to carry everywhere, but the quality is very comparable to the Sony 230/330 DSLR’s that I use. After breaking my HX-1 last year, I wanted to replace it with something that was a little bit more robust than the normal point-and-shoots. I definitely met my match with this camera. Will buy the alpha mount adapter in the future so I can use my Sony/Minolta lenses.