January 4th 2013 10:56 pm

Heads up! A newer version of this product is out!

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Image quality Photos can be incredibly sharp, just a touch soft at f/2 great!
  • Video quality Video is excellent great!
  • Battery life Not a huge battery but good enough so far. I hear it dies quickly at the end. I will be buying a few more on Amazon. good
  • Design and form factor Retro look you can't beat. Best looking camera on the market. great!
  • Durability Incredibly solid all-metal design great!
  • Speed (start-up time, lag) No comments great!
  • Ease of use The physical controls are amazing but there's some room form improvement with other menus good
Detailed review
This camera stands on its own relative to the marketplace but it also has a price to match. The OVF/EFV is amazing and its ability to balance its flash with ambient light is stunning. The physical controls are a joy that all DSLRs should have and its all-metal build quality is impeccable. It should definitely be paired with the leather case accessory to complete the experience. If I could just switch between 35mm f/2 and 85mm f/2 instead of just the former, I'd probably die and go to heaven. That said, I like the compact form factor of the pancake lens.