Quick review based on my ratings and why. 5 is an I don’t care, 1 is really negative, 10 is really positive.
Overall Rating 7.5. Considering it is a few generations behind in almost everything except body build quality, I am still a fan. The only big negative for me is the ISO limitations, especially in 2014, but I know not to bring it when I know higher ISOs are needed.
Overall Image Quality 7.0. If framed properly and exposed correctly, IQ is very good. Not as forgiving compared to newer technology.
Value for Money 9.5. I got it used, for really cheap.
Must Have 7.0. Really depends where you are coming from. It is a “must have” for someone on a smaller budget coming from the more consumer offerings, who needs some pro like features, build, fps, AFMA, and AF points. I would also add that it is a “strongly consider” if you have a 5dc and want a complementary crop, as they share batteries.
Suitability to Intended Use 7.0. Still does what it was intended for, prosumer sports/wildlife camera. There are better cameras for this, but they are more expensive.
Got what I Expected 8.5. I did my research before purchasing.
AF Performance 7.0. Outdated but still very functional + AMFA. I came from a t2i and a 5dc so having peripheral f/2.8 points and ability to adjust AF was a nice upgrade.
Handling and Ergonomics 7.5. Fits well, balances nicely with lenses that I have including 400 f/5.6 and 70-200 f/2.8.
User-interface 7.5. Earlier generation of the current menu system. I like it much better than the 5dc scroll up and down for everything.
I picked this up on a whim. I wanted peripheral f/2.8 focusing points and amfa on the cheap and this fit the bill. Price/functionality is one of the strong points these days. Magic Lantern opened up RAW video (without sound)