Great performance, used wisely can lead to amazing results
29 April 2014
Summary: I'm a non-professional photographer and this is my daily camera. I have nothing to say about the aps-c frame, which is the same as those you get in most DSLRs nowadays. Focusing is rather fast, street documentary is easy and fun with this camera. The super short flange focal range and peak focus feature makes it (and all nex cameras) ideal for adapting manual lens. It's very light, body is thin.
Summary: Bought this to replace our old SLR camera, and I have to say this one blows the other out of the water. It's not for the new guy/gal to start off with because there are A LOT of settings that allows you to change how the pictures look. You are also able to take movies with this. I recommend buying the largest and fastest Micro SD Card you can so it doesn't take long to write to it.
Summary: I purchased this camera because of a family recommendation. We have a small child and capturing smiles can be challenging. This camera is wonderful! The continuous shooting setting has finally allowed me to capture the 'quick baby smiles' I had been missing with my other camera. Wonderful quality and fantastic pictures!
Summary: This camera is great. It is easy to use, takes great pictures, and touch screen is very responsive. The only downfall to the camera is when you have a large lens on it. The camera is really off balance and can be hard to take quality photos. Overall I would not hesitate to buy this camera if you are thinking about it. It has been a great investment.
Summary: This little camera takes absolutely incredible pictures. On automatic in low light it jumps quickly to ISO 3200 where its low light performance is the best of any camera I have used. You can buy some expensive lenses for it, that take it to truly superb levels, but the one that comes with it does a remarkable job for everyday photography.
Summary: This camera can be used as a point and shoot or DSLR. For quick-and-dirty picture taking, I bought a 30mm Sigma lens which produced very sharp pictures. Then, I bought an adapter ($20) to use Minolta and Sony lenses, and now I have a great DSLR with so many Minolta and Sony lens sets availability. Great fun camera! Strongly recommended.
Summary: A great APS-C mirrorless camera, providing the image quality and control for both video (1080 60p with full manual control) and stills that rival much larger and higher priced DSLRs (check the DxOMark sensor ratings: superior to Canon 60D, T4i/650D and 7D; on par with Nikon D7000). Maybe the best part is that it's small enough to carry around all the time (and fun and rewarding enough to want to use it), whereas a DSLR might just be left to sit at home or be dragged out...
Summary: This camera is amazing. The picture quality is phenomenal. An amateur can pick up this device and begin taking great photos. I will not pretend I'm an expert and recite specifications or my personal stress test. Once dimension that can use improvement is the continuous shooting feature. At times, it takes the camera a bit too long to process an image which means you can potentially miss a good shot in the sequence.