"Old school quality and soul"4.0 starson by jimboutilier
Pros: Build quality and feel. Lens quality. Analog controlls. Minimal but complete feature set.
Cons: Dim viewfinder (although live view can mitigate that).
Summary: While less expensive "plastic" cameras can take great photos, the build quality and feel, analog controls, and soul of this camera is superior to even the higher end metal bodied competitors. The lens is better than all the other "kit" lenses (in this kits price range) and better than several manufacturers offer in thier entire lens line.
The pre-production issues have been corrected. This camera takes great photo's and is a pleasure to use.