Originally Posted by Chilli Paste
... well maybe I'm just spoiled with the XF300 & 7D. (had the XF100 on the rig as well)
As mentioned, the NEX5 will surprise you. Don't let the small body size and compact camera look fool you. It actually has a slightly larger sensor then the 7D you mentioned. The standard 16mm lens used together with the Z-15 gimbal is a bit soft, but I hear good things about the 19mm Sigma lens (not tested myself yet).