Summary: I don't usually buy refurbished, but when I do, I buy Certified Refurbished. I will be more wary about purchasing refurbished products after this, however. Let's start out with the camera. It's great. I seem to be one of the lucky ones that got one with a battery (fully charged at that) and fully functioning camera. The camera itself is awesome and it feels good in my hands, which are rather large. The pictures come out really good as well.
Summary: Great price for a refurbished camera. However the condition of the device is sub par for any Refurbished item I have ever purchased. It's dirty and banged up a bit with noticeable scratches and gouges on the camera body and the 20-50MM Lens was smudged and dirty. The plain white package included the camera, Strap, Flash, Battery, Lens, DVD and Charging cord all in bubble wrap. Let's hope the 90 day warranty is actually not needed.
Summary: It looks good, maybe I need to practice more. Kind of disappointed with the lens, have used much less expensive cameras that do a better job with distance shots. Again, I will spend some time learning more about the camera and perhaps I will grow to love it.
Summary: I got this camera to compliment my larger DSLR. I took the camera to Disneyland and while it did take good pictures, I found the focus slow and almost unusable in low light. I did not know how much I missed the viewfinder until I went into manual focus mode and the screen would try to assist the MF by zooming. This is a feature that can be turned off. The video quality was awesome and it did work well, I also found the 18-55 OIS lens to be nice.
Summary: I researched cameras before choosing this one. Easy to start using right away, downloading to my computer was not so easy . Out of our. 3 computers only one will allow me to download . Know that the charger cord is also used to plug into your computer, it is the cable and charger . I still have not figured out how to do continuous shooting. Right now I would have to recommend you pass on this camera and look at others.
Summary: This wasn't a bad camera. My biggest complaint is the heat generated. I was at the park and it was a warm day out but when I took a photo it took a minute to process it and was not able to and created a corrupt photo. The autofocus is not great nor bad. It searches and hunts every now and then. This cost me a few photos. For the most part a great camera for entry into mirrorless or slrs.