Summary: This was my intro to micro mirrorless DLSR's. I am very happy with the quality of the photo's and the lens, although lens are hard to find and expensive. Battery life does suffer some but no worst than other small cameras of this type. My only real con is the flash. The flash pop-up is flimsy and feels like it would break off with the slightest force. If I repurchased now I would get the Canon brand for the easy purchase of lens and accessories.
Summary: I SAW SEVERAL REVIEWS HERE AND THE INTERNET MANY SAY THAT THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE CAMERA, LET ME SAY, YES, IT HAS THE MOST OF TIME VERY GOOD IQ, BUT YOU NEED ENOUGH NATURAL LIGHT TO ACHIEVE THIS. WHEN THE LIGHT IS NOT ENOUGH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE Q, DROPS AND YOU NEED TO USE THE FLASH OTHERWISE THE RESULTS ARE DISAPPOINTING, YOU CAN OBTAIN ACCEPTABLE RESULTS UNTIL ISO 600.
Summary: I've been dying for this camera for the longest. The only thing keeping it from receiving a 5-star rating is the fact that it sometimes, not always but sometimes, lags when a take pictures. I think I just have to keep messing with it consistently to keep it from doing that.
Summary: I read the reviews, watched the videos, and made the choice to pull the trigger. This is the camera my wife uses for everything; loves the packability and size (fits easily in her purse). It's not a DSLR, but at the right price, it's a great companion to your DSLR as it is everything those aren't- simple to use, super portable, even cute.
Summary: IQ is excellent, especially when paired with the prime. It is a great camera and system. You can take it with 3 lenses in your pocket easily, that is just incredible. The controls are very well laid out and it is easy to use. Make sure you update the software, it makes focusing much faster and gives you focus peaking. Iso is usable up to 1600 (unless you are a pixel peeper, in which case keep it at 800 or lower, but really this camera is not for pixel peeping).
Summary: This camera is supposedly very popular in Japan but not so much here due to the cost, and reviews that compare the cost to the benefit. Those reviews are no longer valid now that the price of the camera has dropped by so much (below $250 with lens). This is not a DSLR and the smaller sensor won't provide the same quality shots. It is small--tiny actually--and will provide great screen shots and very good to excellent quality for anything smaller than an 8 x 10.
Pros: -Good value now that the price dropped by 2/3., -Both the 02 and 06 zoom lenses are sharp, surprisingly so., -Small., -Amazing telephoto capabilities with the 5.6 crop ratio.
Cons: -Bokeh. The sensor is so small that unless you are very close most of the photo will be sharp., -The in-camera blur option is OK, but doesn't substitute for creamy bokeh., -No viewfinder. Using the screen makes it tough to focus a manual lens (if using one) in daylight., -The fish-eye is more of a "toy" lens.