High-end compact, but with issues
These are really just my first impressions....
A very interesting little camera. Feels like a little Leica. Acts like a little Leica in terms of the controls being very nicely implemented, with nice detents and a clever zoom/off ring. Takes photos that look like Velvia film. Easy to see why people like it. That said, this is a camera with issues.
I got it because I wrote a tool called DeOrbIt to remove the white orbs... and white orbs are much more common than I expected, although they're usually not overpowering. I didn't expect gray/black holes, but I got them too and they're nasty. In general, it really gets a lot out of its little sensor, but dynamic range is just not there.
The other big miss is that, despite having a darn good set of controls, there really isn't any grip to the camera. This really matters because a neck strap makes this otherwise pocket-sized camera not. If only it had the grip of my NEX-5/7, or even of my old Canon G5....
Well, the lack of dynamic range, orbs, and lack of grip are all problems... but not unexpected. I was surprised to see the lens barrel intruding on the viewfinder view, but I can't imagine using this viewfinder for much anyway (I'm spoiled by having used good EVFs).
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bad for good for
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