But don't get us wrong -- the NEX 5 is a damn fine camera, and before the 5n existed the 5 was the best high-ISO camera available. Whether you want the upgrade that the 5n provides depends on whether $300 is a lot of money to you or not. If $300 is a lot of money, then stick with the 5. There are after all schools of thought that say to always buy last year's model, for the savings it brings. And that way if it ever breaks, you can see it as a good thing, a chance to upgrade!