Top positive review
Excellent resource, even better for newer photographers
on January 10, 2013
I picked this camera up coming from a point and shoot camera and was amazed at the image quality, especially in low light. After a couple months, I realized that I would greatly benefit from something like this for me to get the most out of the camera. In the beginning, the author says that he does not intend to rehash the user manual by listing many of the self-explanatory features, and then continues to do that very thing. That's fine as I'm sure it will help some, but what really helps me are the simple tips on when to use certain features. As the saying goes, there's more than one way to skin a cat, and the same goes with photography as there are many different ways to capture a shot. If you are an experienced photographer, I don't know that you would benefit as much, but I'm sure there are always a few nuggets of new information that you can always learn. You may also like it if the user manual is to cryptic and dry as this walks through the features with a little more discussion.
One annoying part is that it's obvious that this is a re-hash from another NEX book, as another reviewer mentioned, as there are mis-statements (not typos) and descriptions of features not on the 5n. It makes me wonder if some of the photos are from a NEX-5n or just another comparable NEX. I suppose that it doesn't matter in the big scheme of things, but it just nice to know that the entire book is dedicated to the 5N as the book title states.
Aside from that, it's a great resource and a great companion to someone just buying the 5N, as long as you are aware of the nuances.