Excerpt: This is a critical review. This mirror-less camera has a huge size and weight advantage and can capture great photos, but serious issues need to be considered when buying and using this camera. Bought brand new in March 2014. Presented Lens communication errors by May 2014. Recent photos not always viewable in preview playback. Deleted photos randomly recovered. Camera hangs up after shutter release, requires about 2 minutes to reboot.
Agree, to many uselss pieces that make it appear this is a good deal
Linda Prieskorn, Amazon
22 May 2014
Summary: I love the camera but the reviewer who said their were toy many useless pieces hit it on the money. the things I would like to say about this deal are not allowed in a review, according to the guidelines Suffice it to say the 2 additional lens ( not the long lens) are useless.
Summary: The kit lens isn't impressive. You would think with that price range, the kit lens should perform better, but it doesn't and that bugs me UPDATE: 11/30/2013 After using the camera for a couple of months, I want to say that I am so far happy from its performance, especially for low light situations. I got to practice a bit with the kit lens and it seems to be taking decent quality pictures.
Summary: Since everyone's needs and expectations from a camera are different, a word about who I am. I'm what one might call a photography enthusiast. I bought my first digital camera (a 1 megapixel HP Photosmart C30, which I find absolutely hilarious now) in 1998 and my first DSLR (a Canon EOS-D60) in 2002.
Pancake zoom failed within 4 months, but body is great
Will "wt888usa", Amazon
4 June 2013
Summary: I bought this, along with the 35mm f/1.8 lens. I mostly used the 35mm, as the pancake zoom seems to be a little buggy. First of all, it takes a while to startup, as it seems to need to go through the focal range first before allowing me to use it. Also, every now and then, the lens won't startup correctly, so I have to either turn the camera off and back on, or I have to take the battery out and put it back in. I don't have this problem with the 35mm.
Summary: I'm a professional photographer and wanted a small light-weight camera as a good quality back-up. The image quality is very good but the menus have way too many silly options and you have to go through them all to finally get to what you need (like formatting the card). Also the menu is often a two-step process so selecting what you want is time-consuming. Mostly, the zoom lens is too short on the telephoto side for me.
hmmm.. I don't think this problem was mentioned by anyone...
J. Park, Amazon
11 March 2013
Summary: Not sure if the unit I received is a defect or not but couldn't find this particular issue in any of the forums or in reviews.. when I connect the camera to my computer via provided usb cable, the battery actually depletes quite fast. I was transferring the pictures I've taken and found the battery had gone down from 90% ->80% within about 1 hour. The transferring actually took about 5 mins or so, but I just kept it plugged in thinking that it would charge the battery.