Summary: I bought this camera for my 14 year old daughter. This camera has the options, picture quality and finesse of a larger, bulkier camera but is lightweight, easy to use and (perhaps most importantly to her) it looks great. The external flash is great, although she has found that many low-light situations are easily handled without it with this equipment.
Summary: The short: A great versatile, super compact, reliable camera, that takes great still photos as well as Beautiful video in 24 & 60P in full 1080P. This review is a LONG time coming, as I bought this when it first came out, but here it is! The Detailed: The upgraded brother of (Sony's NEX 5K) is one of the 1st "Large sensor, Mirrorless, interchangeable lens cameras." This is/was one of Sony's best recent cameras, with the least amount of issues.
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.