Editors Liked

  • Fast Video Autofocus, Lightweight, Tons of Features
  • APS-C 14.6MP sensor, Excellent AF, Very usable EVF and rear screen, SteadyShot image stabilisation, A Mount gives access to superb lenses, Very decent kit lens
  • Extremely fast continuous-mode shooting at full resolution/image quality, (High-speed shooting isn't just for sports; is a real benefit for candid/kid photography as well), Live phase-detect autofocus during video recording, True (100% frame-accurate)
  • Fast continuous shooting and AF. Great HD video. Lightweight and small
  • Superfast continuous focus burst shooting, phasedetection liveview, excellent 1080i HD movie autofocus

Editors Didn't Like

  • Short Battery Life, No optical viewfinder
  • Sony exclusive hotshoe, Fragile articulated screen, Resistance to idea of EVF, No weather sealing, Mirror vulnerable to dust and damage
  • More exposure variability than we like to see, Overexposure bias in metering system under bright/high-key conditions, Short battery life compared to traditional SLR, Best-of-breed EVF still doesn't match optical viewfinder for highlight/shadow visibil
  • No optical viewfinder
  • Widescreen ratio LCD, EVF not for everyone, noisy kit lens (video can pick up lens zoom and focus noise)