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It;s a great all-around camera. I got it for the small size and light weight and interchangeable lenses. I rarely use my heavy DSLR any more. This is, in fact, the second one I have purchased. I wanted to have a back-up camera "just in case," and at the price, I couldn't go wrong. The newer, much more expensive models do not interest me; I have no need the added features. I am not a professional photographer but I do sell photographs occasionally and taught photography classes for many years. The only negative things I have to say are the viewfinder eyepiece cup easily comes off and gets lost but you don't really need it at all. The only other thing is the not-very-intuitive menus take some time to figure out. It's a great camera.
Sony is my go-tp camera when I need something small but better than the camera in my phone. I have used (and still use) a series of Sony cameras with this being the most recent. I like the E-mount with its short back focus. This means I can use adapters to put many different lenses on the camera - I do this mostly for testing - anything from superwide fisheye lenses (a 1.9 mm) to a 1000mm mirror telephoto). This camera will be mostly for general photography when I don't wna to carry my larger, heavier Nikons (e.g., on vacation).
I got this camera just in time, it was in perfect conditions, open box, but the price is unbeatable. I won't write a review of the camera itself, it has been made hundreds of times, but I recommend getting the body and a prime lens. Getting the camera open box I got a pleasant surprise, when I wanted to update the firmware it was already updated. I'm very happy with my purchase.
I just received my baby recently and the only issue I have with it are with non native lenses. I purchased 2 Meike lenses and some features can't be used because the camera says the lens is invalid or not correctly attached. I have enabled the correct settings that allow me to use external lenses and re-attached the lens to no avail.
Bought as an open-box. Came just as advertised. Looked unused. Works swell with my Leica bayonet and screw-mount lenses with simple ring adapters. All focussed to infinity. Images very crisp. About the same size as a Leica IIIf in the hand. Did not like charging in camera, but then that's me. Only drawback was just one SD card slot... would not have been a big deal if Sony had designed it to take two. Others complained about the menus, but they are not all that bad to use.
This model handles ISO very well and I am very happy with the quality of the images. The body is light and it has a lot of options for compatible lenses. The battery was great with photographs but it wasn't great with video. Luckily, back up batteries and independent chargers are really economical here on Amazon and they work with a few of these Sony models.