August 26th 2010 4:35 am

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Image quality Takes really excellent photos. good
  • Video quality It may take excellent photos, but it takes even better video. great!
  • Battery life This is the first dSLR that I've had that I don't carry an external battery with. great!
  • Design and form factor Would have loved to see them stick with the metal chassis, but plastic does cut some weight. good
  • Durability Seems very well made - the plastic almost seems to make it stronger. great!
  • Speed (start-up time, lag) Very quick to turn on and off, and has a pretty good rapid fire speed. great!
  • Ease of use The camera can be a little difficult for beginners to understand. Fully automatic mode is nice, but doesn't shoot optimal photos. so-so
Detailed review
This is a wonderful camera. It's amazing for video, and a little less so for images which sometimes appear grainy. Don't get me wrong, however. When the images turn out nicely (97% of the time) the photos are vibrant, and they really spring to life. The Vari-Angle LCD is awesome for shooting videos.

The settings are wide and varied and you can change almost anything about the camera and the image or video it's going to take.
review history
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Design and form factor rating changed from 5 to 4
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