Top critical review
Good camera. Not quite as user friendly for the complete novice as advertised.
24 December 2012
I bought this camera over the Sony NEX models as I have a Mac. Sony are notoriously difficult to interface with Macs over a longstanding software battle. The information describes the ease of use (although to be fair - it does say that the camera has many advanced features). I have tried, using the instruction manual as a guide, to take shots in low light and also with various aperture ranges. None have turned out as I would have expected with a camera of this specification. Even using the intelligent auto feature produced less that satisfactory results. That said, I love the style and feel of the camera. It is also very robust. I will persevere in developing my skills to better use the features (which may be a causal link to the poor images I am getting), but I would not recommend for the complete beginner. Accessories are also very expensive, with the electronic viewfinder coming in at around £200.