Editors Liked

  • Good ergonomics; varied button-shapes make it easy to operate by feel, Solid build for a plastic-bodied camera, Generally good image quality for its class, Reasonably wide sensitivity range for an entry-level model, Excellent detail from RAW files
  • Responsive, good quality 12.2-megapixel DSLR, 720p HD Videos at 30 fps, 3fps burst mode
  • Loads of advanced features
  • Quick and easy access to many settings, Live View and HD video recording (albeit at 720p only), Supplied with decent RAW and remote control software

Editors Didn't Like

  • Control dial is very stiff, and not ideally angled for comfort, Flash button is easy to miss, since it lacks a screen-printed label, New viewfinder has slightly less magnification, much narrower diopter adjustment range
  • No front AF Assist lamp (uses built-in flash), Images not super sharp, Awkward control placement
  • A nothing-but-the-basics feature set and claustrophobic viewfinder leave the camera an uninspiring shooter
  • Sloppy grip, Small LCD
  • Continuous shooting buffer small. Slows down for RAW, Relatively small 2.7in screen, Weaker popup flash than many rivals
  • Combined battery