Editors Liked

  • Compact body
  • 24-megapixel resolution
  • Articulating LCD
  • Crisp OLED EVF
  • Built-in flash
  • 1080p60 video recording
  • Outstanding stills
  • Excellent noise-handling characteristics
  • Attractive, compact design
  • Ample lens options
  • Excellent control setup
  • PASM modes for movie shooting
  • Extremely high resolution (24.3MP)
  • Full HD 50p and 25p video recording
  • Excellent photo quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • So-so kit lens
  • Proprietary hot shoe
  • Not as good at high ISO as other NEX cameras
  • Easy to start recording video unintentionally
  • Expensive
  • GUI has a definite learning curve
  • No built-in IS
  • Requires lens with OIS
  • Annoying file structure for video and stills
  • Slightly confusing menu interface
  • Small high quality lens library
  • Bracketing limited to +/-0.3 or +/-0.7EV
  • Poor menu layout and organisation
  • Movie button easy to accidentally press
  • AF struggles in poor light, Limited selection of native E-mount lenses
  • ISO 3,200 and beyond unsuitable for large prints
  • User interface can be overwhelming; menu system still needs work
  • Redeye a problem