I love how it feels on my hands. The ergonomics was surprisingly good. The tilt LCD, in my first thought, was useful for shooting cats. This coupled with the availability of the Sigma 30mm f/2.8 art and the soon-to-be (at the point of thought) Samyang 12mm which features a 67mm filter thread and a combination which weighs in at 604g, was an attractive travel set. My special one decided to get this camera with the kit lens, so i decided to get the Samyang 12mm and try out this combination.
I have been thinking about a travel setup for awhile. Carrying a DSLR and its lenses can be a cumbersome matter for some. Some mirrorless bodies/system does not offer great dynamic range and the selection of lenses may be limited. This made it unattractive for some, but in recent years, there had been a trend of mirrorless bodies used. This greatly reduces the load carried and even has other implications like a reduction in the size and robustness of tripod needed to support such a body (with that, it possibly also mean the reduction in the size of the ball head used).
The purpose of this review, is not to provide a scientific test chart shooting or 100% crop review. There is dpreview and dxomark (this camera scores 13EV for dynamic range on dxomark btw) for that. I hope to, through my amateurish view, look at this promising setup in the eyes of a beginner.