I realized the selfie shot of me with Andrew Lincoln is not the camera's fault, but keep in mind that the focus takes forever to get going in normal situations.
I have, from that weekend, many out of focus shots due to the system hunting and hunting.
This is with the most current firmware update.
I'll try to be a little more specific on what it does right and wrong:
1. When I hold it I can get good shots of posed or slowly-moving subjects. It takes practice, but I've gotten pretty good at it.
2. Handing the camera to someone else, on the other hand, is a lot trickier. The pictures in which I handed the camera to someone else were very, very frustrating.
It took about six tries to get a couple decent ones with Scott Wilson (Santa Clause-looking dude from The Walking Dead) and even more attempts to get Giancarlo Esposito (from Breaking Bad).
Esposito (Gus) had a short line, and he and I spent a lot of time talking about cameras and photography. He was able to experience, first hand, the frustration of this camera's autofocus.
And, as mentioned, it's not so much that the autofocus misses as it is the amount of time it takes the autofocus to find its target. It's nowhere near DSLR speed...not even close....and with such a big sensor it makes a big difference. The reason most point and shoots focus so easily compared to the M is that they have tiny sensors. They don't need to focus as much.
All-in-all, if you can pick one up for 300 bucks, you can't go wrong. It's a really good camera if you have the time to compose your shot.
This is ISO 2000 in really poor light. But, since the motorcycle held still I was able to get a pretty good shot.
But, finally, a lot of my photos suffer from user error. No camera can fix that.