The AF is not as bad as folks make it out to be, but it's clearly the weak link. AF depends heavily on the lens used and is more than useable in good light. It can't do sports, but neither could the 5n, despite the high frame rate. I've had the NEX, 3, 5n and 7 for comparison. AF on those was better, but ergonomics were way worse (even on the 7, though I know some like it). The Canon touch screen is great. If they had a faster AF system, this would have been a great camera, instead of a merely good or so-so camera.