This is a fantastic little retro style camera. The 35mm equivalent focal length of the f/2 lens is razor sharp and gives a wider documentary style view of the world. Perfect for close up portraits but versatile enough to capture beautiful landscapes. Of course there is no zoom lens but you can zoom with your feet (move closer or step back).
The 16mp sensor renders beautiful skin tones and produces accurate colours and tones for landscapes and general photography. You'll find that you'll hardly ever need to tweak these images. It's that good and you can shoot in Jpeg or RAW. The built in flash is quite powerful and works very well at night or as a fill in flash in bright daylight. The images hardly look like a flash has been used at all. If you want to use this more professionally then there is an optional extra flash with a tilt and swivel head for bouncing your flash (EF-42 flash).
The rear screen is excellent and you can be sure that what you see on the back is exactly what you have captured. It's quick to zoom the image in and out and to scan through everything you've taken. You can control the shutter speed and exposure compensation manually, with dials on the top and also the aperture using the aperture ring. I'll often set the shutter around 1/125th or 1/250th and the aperture to around f4 or f5.6 and let the Auto ISO settings take care of the rest.
This is the perfect documentary or wedding photography small fixed lens camera. It's also a great camera for street photography or to add a wow factor to your holiday snaps. This also has HD video if you find this useful. It can be slow to wake up when you first turn it on but it really is highly recommended. I'd have no quibbles about using this as part of my professional wedding kit or taking it to shoot a family party or a holiday.
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