I got one! Spurred on by this review I’m now the proud owner of a black Sony NEX-5D(JE) Overseas Model with the two lenses E 16mm F2.8 & E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS. I added a Kenko Zéta lens protector, a PCK-LS1EM screen protector…
…and a purple etsumi TRUE bag for a start to see if it’s OK.
The next step is to wait until the battery is full, then update the firmware from 01 to 02.
The camera was updated to firmware 03 as soon as it became available in October 2010.
I charged the battery half way to try out the camera and found as many testers have that the menu is a maze, the logic of which is yet to dawn on me. I still feel confident I’ll find it though. Firmware 03 made some noticeable improvements there.