Originally Posted by Deep 3.2TL
Ultimately, for the price I was paying, I expected more. I returned both and got a SX260HS point and shoot and believe it or not, the pics are sharper with that for less money...
Awesome little pocket camera for the money. Sony's HX30 is a friggen killer in that range.
I find in order to be truly happy with the compact system cameras you need to get up to the Nex-6/OM-D/XE-1 territory...although as far as size goes the NEX-5R is the best.
For the choices you had: fast focusing, compact, but "boring" image quality and manual functionality is more or less not usable (not really the point of the cameras...but something that deterred me).