Top positive review
A beautiful little hunk of technology
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2018
I love this camera. I've always been a fan of mirrorless, and this is one of the best (currently # 23 of all cameras rated by DXO).
Yes, this baby has shortcomings, like dismal battery life, but it matches my FZ1000 (about 360 pictures on a fresh battery)—so not a flaw that is unheard of in top cameras, just far short of the competition. Some of the buttons could be better placed, and the dials (shutter speed/aperture) are too easily nudged and therefore accidentally changed. Built-in image stabilization is a must for me, and one of the main reasons that I bought this camera instead of the A7. However, it is only good for about 3 stops max, by my reckoning—not nearly as good as the stabilization on my FZ1000.
All these could be improved upon, but they're not deal breakers.
The EV plus/minus dial on the top is a big bonus, and many menu items can be accessed instantly by pushing the function (Fn) button, which is conveniently located above the rear dial.
Using vintage lenses, with a Beschoi or Fotodiox adapter, is a snap. Manual focus and settings on this little gem are a dream to use. Focus peaking is easily as accurate as the old split-screen focusing method.
Excellent resolution—plenty of room to crop on this sensor... looks pretty good at higher ISO, too. You can customize this baby until it's all yours.
I bought it with the 28-70 zoom lens, but I mostly use it with my vintage lenses.