Editors Liked

  • Premium build quality with metal dials
  • Generally very good image quality
  • Excellent high ISO performance
  • Very flexible noise reduction options
  • Excellent pancake kit lens
  • Very compact
  • Very good flash range
  • Very good battery life
  • Excellent photos quality (assuming your lens works properly)
  • Low noise through ISO 1600 in low light and 6400 in good light
  • Eyecatching design (love it or hate it) with solid build quality
  • Huge lens selection due to use of Kmount
  • Uses Adobe DNG as its raw format. That, plus terrific photo quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Barely any smaller than an SLR with optical viewfinder
  • No option for an electronic viewfinder
  • Body design is uncomfortable in hand
  • Some controls are poorly positioned
  • Rubber flash / connector compartment door easily bumped open
  • Autofocus system lags behind the competition, especially in low light
  • Chunky body defeats the purpose of mirrorless design
  • Ergonomics leave something to be desired
  • Redeye a problem
  • No incamera removal tool
  • Questionable quality control for body and lens
  • Noisy autofocus isn’t fast enough
  • No viewfinder possible