Editors Liked

  • Good image quality, Solid build quality, Easy operation, Effortless panorama shooting
  • Very good low light and High ISO performance, Snappy performance, Good build quality and design, Effective HDR and DRO mode, Fast autofocus, Good image video with continuous focus, High resolution tilting LCD screen
  • User Interface, High speed shooting, performance, 3D panorama, HDR, Tilt LCD
  • Fantastic photos from a tiny camera, great build quality
  • Best in class in the “EVIL” camera category with excellent image quality and fast focusing; top-notch HD video with crisp stereo sound; relatively low noise at high ISOs; fine 16mm f/2.8 kit lens
  • Flipout & adjustable LCD screen, Excellent image & video quality in good conditions, 1080p video shooting, RAW image output
  • Takes great HD videos; has additional modes like sweep panorama; fast continuous shooting speed
  • Speedy autofocus. Sturdy magnesium alloy body steady in the hand. Built-in photo guides. Lens fits snuggly
  • Excellent image quality, especially at high sensitivities, Ultracompact body with interchangeable lenses (though see below), Beautiful, high resolution, articulating 3" LCD; very good outdoor visibility, Wellimplemented live view with fast 25point AF syst
  • Excellent image quality, Very compact camera body, Wide photographic features
  • Image Quality, small system
  • Good image and color quality, Dedicated video capture button, Autofocus and exposure during video capture, Tilting monitor
  • Truly compact and lightweight, Rich, accurate colors, Very good 1080i videos, Superior 3-inch adjustable screen
  • Compact design, Magnesium alloy body looks sharp, feels great, Good grip, Comfortable to hold despite small size, Power switch is placed just right, Lens barrels have an excellent feel, look great, Still has good heft despite light weight, Camera strap
  • Excellent high-ISO-sensitivity photo quality; quiet, fast lenses good for shooting video and comfortable for manual focus; compact, with a nice physical design and control layout; large, tilting LCD

Editors Didn't Like

  • Expensive, Few lens options
  • Limited shortcut controls, iAuto mode not reliable for correct exposure, No EVF and standard flash hotshoe, Average battery life
  • No viewfinder, Battery backup, Doesn't feel like an SLR, Removable flash feels awkward
  • We want more lenses to choose from, some features not available in auto mode
  • Menu-based interface is designed for consumers not professionals; 18-55mm kit lens adds significant size to camera while offering only so-so image quality; no optical viewfinder even as an accessory
  • No builtin flash, Body design can be awkward to hold
  • Oddly placed playback button, cumbersome menu system
  • Sluggish startup. Only three E lenses currently available. Mounting the flash is fiddly
  • Poorly designed, menucentric user interface makes using the camera way more difficult than it should be, Ultracompact body means no mode dial, few buttons, and lots of things to block with your fingers, No builtin flash; included external flash not powerf
  • Hard to change settings manually, Large lens makes heft feel unbalanced, Low battery life
  • Slow start up time, options tucked away in menus, accessory port fiddly to use
  • Settings via menus can be time consuming, Accessory port limits viewfinder/flash/stereo recording options
  • Very noisy at highest ISOs, Limited lens selection, Would like color-coordinated attachments, Even more of a slam-dunk if it were cheaper
  • Extreme corners are soft from the 18-55mm at 18mm, and from the 16mm lens, Moderately high levels of chromatic aberration at wide-angle from both lenses, Macro images are soft from the 18-55mm and 16mm lens has no macro capability, Only two noise-reduc
  • No EVF option; frequently annoying user interface; unusual amount of distortion on 18-55mm kit lens; no neutral image color settings