Editors Liked

  • Small for an APS-C sensor camera
  • Very good image quality
  • APS-C sensor with superb noise performance
  • Aperture priority movie exposure mode
  • Results-based Photo Creativity modes
  • Improved Custom menu layout
  • Good image quality
  • Improved start up time
  • Button customization
  • Small size
  • Smaller and lighter than its predecessor
  • Tilting 3-inch LCD
  • Includes removable flash

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some basic settings buried in menus
  • Custom button replaces shooting mode
  • Lacks 1080 AVCHD video
  • No hotshoe - fiddly flash connector
  • 1600 ISO limit in iAuto mode
  • Poor menu system
  • No Quick Menu layout
  • Smart Accessory Terminal fitting
  • No viewfinder (nor accessory option)
  • Battery life still not long lasting enough
  • No eye-level EVF
  • Limited E-mount lens selection
  • Only supports 720p MP4 video
  • Ergonomics can be a bit tricky depending on lens selection
  • In-camera menu interface could be more intuitive
  • Can be bulky paired with the 18-55mm kit lens