After careful deliberation, I decided to get a Sony Nex 5n and I named her, Cari. Can you spot the Sony Alpha logos which I hand painted on 2 accent nails below?
Sony Alpha Logo Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
The logos are on my left ring finger and on my right index finger. I didn't want to leave my other nails plain so I painted random swirls to complement the logo. Base color is A England Bridal Veil in 2 coats, that I absolutely adore. This is now my favorite black shade. Application is superb and I love the subtle hints of colors on close up.
Without further ado, I'd like to introduce, Cari:
Sony Nex 5n (white)
I love my Lumix LX3 and when I finally decided to get a better cam, I wanted to get a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) and I also wanted a compact one. Problem was, with my petite frame and well, small hands too, I doubted my capability to handle a DSLR cam as it was heavy and bulky at the same time. So I looked into other options and almost decided to get a newer model from Panasonic since I was already familiar with the brand and I really did love the performance of my LX3.
Sony Nex 5n (white)
So what made me switch to Sony? Well, a had the chance to meet an old friend last December 2011 and during our meet, I asked about that very interesting camera that he was carrying. It was a Sony Nex. My apologies, I was not able to get the model. But he gave me a quick demo of what the camera can do and I was struck. I researched for reviews the moment I got home and I finally decided that it was the best choice for what I was looking for ... and more.
I am not going to pretend that I know a lot about the cameras because I really don't. So I am not going to get into a lot of technical details of the Sony Nex 5n. But I'd like to share with you why I, who knows little about cameras, fell in love with it.
The Nex 5n comes from the line of mirrorless cameras from Sony Alpha, a DSLT (digital single lens translucent). The main difference between a DSLR and a DSLT is how light travels through the lens to the sensor. The latter has the advantage. You may read more about this here.
It is an interchangeable lens camera that performs really well with low light and can record full HD videos. It also boasts about its 3.0-inch tiltable Live View touch screen LCD.
Why I love the Sony Nex 5n
- The performance of an DSLR minus the weight and bulkiness.
Me and my Sony Nex 5n
Camera strap from Punch Drunk Panda.
- Easy grip and handling.
I travel with friends that are photography hobbyist and there are times that I get to handle their DSLR cameras. Unfortunately, my petite hands, as probably most girls have (?), get easily strained when holding a DSLR cam. I don't have that problem with Cari.
Body is designed for comfort grip ... well, for us girls more particularly. Most of the time, I believe Sony released the NEX for women.
- Interchangeable Lens
My friends advised me to familiarize myself first with Cari's functionality before I acquire additional accessories for her. Sounds logical and practical, so that is what I'm doing.
- Full HD Movie Recording
View a sample of a nail art tutorial I prepared using the Sony Nex 5n here.
- Performance of a DSLR less the attention
- Makes me look like a professional.
- Touch Screen
It has been a month since I had Cari and I am enjoying her company a lot. If you are interested to read the full specifications and features of a Sony Nex 5n, you may do so here.
- Battery Life
- Not so user-friendly interface.
... is of course a photo of the Sony Alpha nail art that I took using the Sony Nex 5n.
Special thanks to the following:
- First and foremost, thanks to my nanay (english: mother) who made my wish of owning a Sony Nex come true. An unfortunate event happened that made me lost the money I saved for this baby. I am truly thankful to her because regardless of the incident, I am now enjoying the company of Cari, which I actually named after nanay whose name is Carina.
- To Reg and Mitzi, who introduced me to the Sony Nex. For without whom, I would not have been enticed to know about.
- All creative shots were taken by Roz Rojas Racca, a fellow Sony user.
From the time I got Cari, I already wanted to create a blog post about her. The problem was I knew I would be having a hard time taking photos of myself with the camera. So I asked the help for Roz, a long time friend who I recently found out was into photography. Luckily, he had some free time one weekend to indulge my request. You may contact him at 09159378805 if you would like to hire his expertise.
To Roz, thank you for bearing with me one Sunday afternoon. Your patience for my lack of projection and stiff body is very much appreciated. Haha!
- Make-up by Raquel De Jesus Oliva.
I am not a girl that's into make-up, simply because I really don't have good skin. My skin is also highly sensitive. The most that I'd wear on my face on a regular day is powder, blush, and lipstick. And so I'd also like to extend my gratitude to Raquel for creating my casual look for the photoshoot. I could never have done that by myself. You may contact her at 09335222355.
- Finally, thanks to my good friend -- Pads, for keeping me company and for providing the drama for the day. *wink*