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5.0 out of 5 stars
An astounding camera, 12 Nov 2007
OK, I was upgrading from a Minolta 7000 purchased in 1986 so perhaps I'm setting the bar a little low. BUT this is an astounding camera.
Very solid feel yet light in weight, excellent controls and usability.
Very sharp and vivid yet natural results. Anti-shake control that lets me use a 300mm lens (equivalent to about 450mm in old money) and get a result so sharp you can zoom in to someone's face hundreds of meters away on a jetski, with me standing on a moving dock. Very quick focusing, and up to 3 shots per second.
Ability to use all my old Minolta AF lenses through sadly not the flashes.
Pretty good built-in flash. Unexpectedly long battery life, even using flash. Big clear high-resolution screen.
The cons - you really do need to read the owners manual on this one. there are LOTS of features and the icons are just not very self-explanatory.
At around £400 (body only) a great piece of kit.