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    OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Hi there
    This is a contentious title. I'm not sure whether to post it here or in the Sony Forum (or, indeed, in both).
    I usually don't posts comparison threads - but this is a burning question to me. There are, of course, lots of other issues (ergonomics, ISO, fun-ness, weather-sealing etc. etc.).

    dPreview have very neatly dealt with the ISO question you can check it out here

    Weathersealing is obvious (OMD is, Nikon Isn't)

    Ergonomics is really a matter of taste.

    Reslolution is a point at which the NEX should be a clear winner. I just wanted to get a handle on how much better it was.

    So - let's make it a little fun (although you'll only need to think for two ticks to see which is which).

    I'm presenting three pairs of shots - screenshots from the Lightroom XY bit. The first shot is the whole image (I've topped and bottomed the OMD images to 3x2 to make you think a little harder) - with a 100% crop underneath.

    All were shot at base ISO, f4.
    the Sony were shot with the Sony 50 f1.8, the OMD with the Zuiko 45 f1.8. The hedge shots were handheld, the bike shots on a tripod. One of the bike shots was taken at the same distance (which gives roughly the same magnification at 100%) the other (of the whole bike) the tripod was moved to get the whole bike in to the frame lengthways.













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    N.B. - if anyone else has both cameras - please do chip in.
    . . . . and if you're thinking of criticising my methods - I can already see 100 holes in them, but do go ahead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    N.B. - if anyone else has both cameras - please do chip in.
    . . . . and if you're thinking of criticising my methods - I can already see 100 holes in them, but do go ahead!
    It's a topic I'm interested in, so thanks for posting!

    That said, I would be much more interested in comparing the amount of detail with equivalent framing, as that's how I would normally shoot.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    hrm... here's my guess, based on the 75 vs 90 FOV, and comments:

    1. NEX vs OMD, and I like the colors from right better, the left seems a bit more yellow.

    2. OMD vs NEX, can't really tell the difference, except for slight exposure differences.

    3. OMD vs NEX? harder to tell since the camera was moved, but based on how OMD tends to underexpose vs NEX (assuming my previous guesses were right). I do feel OMD is sharper though, looking at the rusty parts.

    Anyway, I think both are great, and I'd be happy with either, or both
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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    I would add to the list of the decision making issues the availability of native lenses, and having said that, without trying to detect who is who, I have a very slight preference for the shots on the left column.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    I like the photos on the left best because of more pleasing colors

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    I don't think this comparison indicates "clear winner."

    Which would put the OMD as the winner
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    Hard to tell. The magical 24MP of the Sony does NOT stand out !!!
    It seems one set has a bit wider DOF, and to me that gives it away. IMO, the only advantage of Sony is the possibility of smaller DOF. Everything else is a matter of taste and lens options.

    I went with E-M5. The ergonomics is kind of strange. I think the tilt screen was an after thought, and does not work well with everything else in the back (physically, or ergonomically). Then again, the E-M5/Oly45 combo produce excellent images... ergonomics aside.
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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    The left side looks sharper and has a little more contrast or is it that the added contrast makes it look sharper?

    They are very close and as stated this represents only one of the criteria for selecting a camera.

    Great thread!

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    well, it wasn't really meant to be a test - just to get us all thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post
    hrm... here's my guess, based on the 75 vs 90 FOV, and comments:

    1. NEX vs OMD, and I like the colors from right better, the left seems a bit more yellow.

    2. OMD vs NEX, can't really tell the difference, except for slight exposure differences.

    3. OMD vs NEX? harder to tell since the camera was moved, but based on how OMD tends to underexpose vs NEX (assuming my previous guesses were right). I do feel OMD is sharper though, looking at the rusty parts.

    Anyway, I think both are great, and I'd be happy with either, or both
    Congratulations, you're quite correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    I don't think this comparison indicates "clear winner."

    Which would put the OMD as the winner
    Hi Todd
    I quite agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    I don't think this comparison indicates "clear winner."

    Which would put the OMD as the winner
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    Hi Todd
    I quite agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    I don't think this comparison indicates "clear winner."

    Which would put the OMD as the winner
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    Hi Todd
    I quite agree with you.
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    bummer ...

    It's late Bart and I'm (as usual) rather stupid . . why is that a bummer? and why are you hitting yourself in the face?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    It's late Bart and I'm (as usual) rather stupid . . why is that a bummer? and why are you hitting yourself in the face?
    Because it probably means you're not going to sell your OMD (with the free grip ) any time soon ... to me
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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Jono - I've spent the afternoon thinking about this topic. Uggggh. I don't have exact side by sides to post. But one system needs to find a new home and I haven't quite figured it out yet.

    I'm about to download a few hundred images from this weekend and will have a look at them. Problem is I kept picking up the Fuji - probably to help me justify deferring a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Because it probably means you're not going to sell your OMD (with the free grip ) any time soon ... to me
    Ah, no, probably not . . .but I might sell you the free grip for a song.
    I don't much like grips!

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    I was at the camera shop today.

    - Played with the Fuji X-Pro1. Didn't like it much.

    - Played with the Olympus E-M5. Nice, tight little package. Seemed a bit cramped on control space.

    - Played with the NEX 7. Nice with the Zeiss lens.

    I left with a pack of 10 rolls of Ilford XP2 Super for the Nikon F and Leica M4-2.

    At home, I picked up the GXR and the M9. I still like how they feel better than all three of the cameras at the store. It's so nice to be content with what you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Jono - I've spent the afternoon thinking about this topic. Uggggh. I don't have exact side by sides to post. But one system needs to find a new home and I haven't quite figured it out yet.

    I'm about to download a few hundred images from this weekend and will have a look at them. Problem is I kept picking up the Fuji - probably to help me justify deferring a decision.
    Hi Terry
    Well, perhaps Todd hit the nail on the head. maybe the image quality on the NEX is better .. . . but it isn't very obvious. In which case the other factors become more significant . . . ergonomics/weather sealing/lenses/AF speed etc. etc.

    Personally . . increasingly . . I'm finding that the much derided 12-50 is the distinguishing factor. but that's a different story!

    On the other hand . . . if 35mm was my bag, then the Sony/Zeiss 24 might be the telling factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    I was at the camera shop today.

    - Played with the Fuji X-Pro1. Didn't like it much.

    - Played with the Olympus E-M5. Nice, tight little package. Seemed a bit cramped on control space.

    - Played with the NEX 7. Nice with the Zeiss lens.

    I left with a pack of 10 rolls of Ilford XP2 Super for the Nikon F and Leica M4-2.

    At home, I picked up the GXR and the M9. I still like how they feel better than all three of the cameras at the store. It's so nice to be content with what you have.
    I was almost going to press the like button . . . . and then I thought of myself and realised that your post sounds like:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Hi Terry
    Well, perhaps Todd hit the nail on the head. maybe the image quality on the NEX is better .. . . but it isn't very obvious. In which case the other factors become more significant . . . ergonomics/weather sealing/lenses/AF speed etc. etc.
    That WAS the EXACTLY the lunch time discussion.

    But do I need to go find the thread where you swore off anything smaller than APS-c???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    That WAS the EXACTLY the lunch time discussion.

    But do I need to go find the thread where you swore off anything smaller than APS-c???
    Oh Yes - you certainly do have to find it. . . I'm almost sure I've never said that, because I've always felt that 4/3 was as close to APS/c as to make no difference (the difference was all the fault of the sensors). . . mind you, I might have had a moment's aberration (call me Mr Inconsistent)

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    I was hoping to find a "wide" solution for my street snaps. The NEX-7 isn't optimal for that. Was still pondering about the Ricoh GR A12 M.

    As luck would have it, struck gold with a tiny and cheap NEX-C3. 16Mp of pure delight!

    The NEX-7 still delivers the goods with the system lenses and a host of other adapted ones.

    OM-D is too expensive for me. I am delighted that Olympus are back in the news for positive reasons.

    I would look to see what the rumored GH-3 will have to offer- in the meantime, looking forward to the NEX-F3.

    Oh, I still have freezers well stocked with antique capture media.

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    While not to the GAS level of some here (though if you look at the last few years with my bass guitar gear I might have everyone beat), I've cycled through a couple of systems. I pixel-peeped until the cows came home (all three of there here in LA). In that regard the 5D2 made me the happiest, but my best shots were often taken with the DLux3 or 4, and the most fun I had shooting was with the E-P1, followed by Pentax (though only due to the Ltd lenses). I tried to go Sony and still have an a77 at work. I tried to like the nex-5n and I did like a lot of the shots. But I just didn't find it fun to shoot or ergonomically very good in my hands. I waited for the 7 to come out as I want/need a VF these days (drat old eyes) but after months I finally bailed.

    So what I was hoping was that the OMD would give me the fun of the E-P1 with better low light performance and better AF. And so far, so good. I also like the aesthetics and other factors (weather sealing, good glass available, etc). It isn't perfect, but at least so far it is fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    So what I was hoping was that the OMD would give me the fun of the E-P1 with better low light performance and better AF. And so far, so good. I also like the aesthetics and other factors (weather sealing, good glass available, etc). It isn't perfect, but at least so far it is fun.
    Sounds like a good summing up. . . and the 12-50 may not be actually magic (i.e. a 4 times f1.4 zoom which rivals a summilux at all focal lengths and all apertures), but it does cover all the bases well, and without fuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostatic View Post
    In that regard the 5D2 made me the happiest, but... and the most fun I had shooting was with the E-P1, followed by Pentax... I tried to like the nex-5n and I did like a lot of the shots. But I just didn't find it fun to shoot or ergonomically very good in my hands. I waited for the 7 to come out as I want/need a VF these days (drat old eyes) but after months I finally bailed.

    So what I was hoping was that the OMD would give me the fun of the E-P1 with better low light performance and better AF. And so far, so good. I also like the aesthetics and other factors (weather sealing, good glass available, etc). It isn't perfect, but at least so far it is fun.
    Wow. Basically my sentiments, I still have a 5D2 and it takes fantastic pictures but I always seem to want something smaller, lighter, more fun, etc. The EP-1 was great in some ways but so slow to focus, the K5 was close to perfect but so close in size to the 5d2 and the quality was not quite the same, the 5N actually was the best fit in many ways but it never felt like the right tool in my hand.

    The silver OM-D with with the 12-50 doesn't seem to be available but I broke down and put one on order at Adorama today.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Jono,

    thanks for opening the discussion.

    Arguments for the NEX-7:

    - resolution and this maybe not even significant enough
    - 18-200mm zoom (not for pixel peeping but as a travel lens, I like it better than the 14-140 - not really bad either



    For the OMD

    - Lenses like the PanLeica 25mm and 45mm
    - UWA like 7-14mm (have to see how the CA removal works on the OMD though)
    - Handling is fine
    - IBIS is very nice I think


    PS: Who compared GH2 to OMD by the way. The GH2 I have :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    The NEX-7 still delivers the goods

    umm...yes.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Thank you for taking the time to do this comparison, Jono. As I expected, there aren't really any differences in actual image quality that would be significant to my photography. The figures are large, but the increase from 16 to 24MP isn't more than from 4 to 6 or 8 to 12MP. The world didn't turn into apple crumble with custard when those improvements arrived either.

    Another side of this is that the 24MP sensor from Sony isn't a very impressive effort. I said that when the NEX 7 was introduced, and I see the same lack of Nirvana (or apple crumble) when I study the samples from the Nikon D3200. No wonder Nikon is late with the D400.

    Olympus have really hit a home run with this camera. I can't see many (or any?) cameras under $3,000 that improve significantly on either image quality or ergonomics compared to the OM-D, and we're looking at a $1,000, 400 gram camera with a rather complete lens line-up except for the rather annoying lack of premium quality long ones.

    In many ways, we're back to OM-1 vs. Nikon F again, except there is no Nikon F any longer. This is soooo good

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    >lens line-up except for the rather annoying lack of premium quality long ones.

    I may add fast high quality mid range zoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    >lens line-up except for the rather annoying lack of premium quality long ones.

    I may add fast high quality mid range zoom.
    Forgot about that, but I have the PanaLeica 14-50 f/2.8-3.5, so I don't worry yet

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    >PanaLeica 14-50 f/2.8-3.5, so I don't worry yet

    43 and not m43? Ok.

    Would be interesting to see how the 14050 compares to the Olympus 14-54mm.
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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    On another thread I proposed a NEX-7 vs Ricoh GXR vs OM-D comparison—all of which I own (even if the OM-D is in transit). If we can add the GXR to the mix, why not do it here?

    If there is consensus, I will outline my own ergonomic/usability and lens options in a 'pluses' and 'minuses' fashion. At the outset, I want to state what my needs are in a one-camera solution, which I very much would like to settle on.

    Jono, in the original post, you mentioned that the "Nikon" has weather sealing; you meant Sony, I believe.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    It's 4/3 yes. I don't have the Zuiko, but I believe the PL is a better lens with quite some margin. It's sharp and renders beautifully across the frame at all focal lengths and apertures, and makes the colours pop with any camera I've used it on. It balances fine on the GH1 (with no AF), and I expect to use it on the OM-D with the grip. Not a cheap lens, but great lenses rarely are.

    Even after Panasonic launch their 14-35 and 35-100mm large aperture zooms, I expect to keep the older lens for the normal range unless the new lens offers something really out of the ordinary. The alternative would be the Zuiko 14-35mm f/2.0, but it's twice the weight and 2-3 times the price.

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    @ Vivek:
    I was hoping to find a "wide" solution for my street snaps. The NEX-7 isn't optimal for that. Was still pondering about the Ricoh GR A12 M.
    One of my dilemmas: the GXR A12 M and the CV 12/5.6 are excellent. Only 12Mp, but no AA filter. Wonderful results. But: external finder, so for me this means it is a very awkward carry-everywhere body, because I can't find a method of carrying that I can run with, or scramble. The NEX-7 can do this (I can say this after 10 days extensive testing, among the leeches and mosquitoes: even with only a T-shirt on, the NEX-7 can be slung over one shoulder with the arm through the strap) completely comfortably, and it's quick to get to hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivek View Post
    I was hoping to find a "wide" solution for my street snaps.
    How wide, Vivek?

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Uwe wrote:

    For the OMD

    - Lenses like the PanLeica 25mm and 45mm
    - UWA like 7-14mm (have to see how the CA removal works on the OMD though)
    - Handling is fine
    - IBIS is very nice I think
    1) Agree 100% (and one might add the Oly 12/2
    2) the 7-14 we have been discussing on another thread): will LR remove the distortion from raw files, or will we need DxO or other to do this? I am an Aperture user, but will change if I have to, just for this aspect. So, am waiting for Uwe to report back on this!
    3) waiting to see on this bit
    4) IBIS is excellent, it seems.

    For the NEX-7: the Hawk's adapter makes every lens a pseudo macro, and using the 35 and 50mm CV lenses while on retreat, found I used this aspect daily.

    The A12 50 macro module on the GXR works superbly, even wide open, and the shutter is virtually inaudible.

    I realise these impressions are nor organised, but I will make a more formal list if people want.
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    >Uwe to report back on this!

    Had the OMD only for this weekend. But was told that the OMD should record the lend distortion data to LR. I hope CA is taken care of by LR alone.
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    Can someone else who uses the 7–14 and LR4 confirm, when they get a chance? TIA, kl

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    [QUOTE=kit laughlin;414609]On another thread I proposed a NEX-7 vs Ricoh GXR vs OM-D comparison—all of which I own (even if the OM-D is in transit). If we can add the GXR to the mix, why not do it here?]

    I've no opinion on which thread it should be in but the comparison itself would interest me immensely!

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    Sorry, Jono, not trying to hijack this thread. I have emailed Guy to get his suggestions for best home for this larger discussion.

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    >If we can add the GXR to the mix, why not do it here?

    I think we should stay focussed on the original NEX-7 vs. OMD comparison.
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    My intent on this thread is to figure my real world decision which is specifically between OMD and NEX7

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    Fine by me, Uwe and Terry; and this thread is completely relevant to me too, of course, owning two of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Can someone else who uses the 7–14 and LR4 confirm, when they get a chance? TIA, kl
    Yes Kit, LR4 takes care of the lens distortion correction data from the lens-camera combo.

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    HI Uwe
    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Jono,

    thanks for opening the discussion.
    I'm sure you'll do a better job than me - keeping consistent in these matters is always tough - and I'm very lazy! (n.b. I even called the Sony a Nikon :face smack
    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    Arguments for the NEX-7:

    - resolution and this maybe not even significant enough
    - 18-200mm zoom (not for pixel peeping but as a travel lens, I like it better than the 14-140 - not really bad either
    Have you tried the Olympus 14-150? it's quite a bit smaller than either the panasonic or the Sony. I had one in the autumn with the EP3 and liked it, dithering about buying a replacement - I didn't much like the 14-140 - of course it was important with panny because of the stabilisation, but the Olympus body really does seem to take care of that!

    Quote Originally Posted by ustein View Post
    For the OMD

    - Lenses like the PanLeica 25mm and 45mm
    - UWA like 7-14mm (have to see how the CA removal works on the OMD though)
    - Handling is fine
    - IBIS is very nice I think


    PS: Who compared GH2 to OMD by the way. The GH2 I have :-)
    IBIS really is good - frighteningly good sometimes!

    all the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    Sorry, Jono, not trying to hijack this thread. I have emailed Guy to get his suggestions for best home for this larger discussion.

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    HI Kit

    Never thought for a second that you were trying to hijack the thread. . . .

    I was a bit confused as to where to put this thread as well. Of course, it would have generated a different discussion in the Sony forum

    Still, maybe Uwe and Terry are right - a new thread would be excellent; adding another camera to this thread sounds a little confusing.

    I would have thought that this forum might be the best place to host it though.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Kit - Uwe - Terry - and anyone else who has both cameras - please do add to the samples and discussion.
    I don't think my methodology was magical, and different lenses might add to the discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thank you for taking the time to do this comparison, Jono. As I expected, there aren't really any differences in actual image quality that would be significant to my photography. The figures are large, but the increase from 16 to 24MP isn't more than from 4 to 6 or 8 to 12MP. The world didn't turn into apple crumble with custard when those improvements arrived either.

    Another side of this is that the 24MP sensor from Sony isn't a very impressive effort. I said that when the NEX 7 was introduced, and I see the same lack of Nirvana (or apple crumble) when I study the samples from the Nikon D3200. No wonder Nikon is late with the D400.

    Olympus have really hit a home run with this camera. I can't see many (or any?) cameras under $3,000 that improve significantly on either image quality or ergonomics compared to the OM-D, and we're looking at a $1,000, 400 gram camera with a rather complete lens line-up except for the rather annoying lack of premium quality long ones.

    In many ways, we're back to OM-1 vs. Nikon F again, except there is no Nikon F any longer. This is soooo good
    I have to agree very much to this!

    I bought the OMD with a little bad feeling in my stomach, as I have gone rid of all my Olympus gear (E System and m43) some 9 months ago, because neither did fulfill my requirements - E system is a dead system and m43 did not have any camera which really made me stay as a happy photographer, mainly because of no built in EVF at these times.

    So I took another bet with the OMD and kit lens and this time I am really happy. The camera has finally the resolution I was looking for plus the micro contrast and details from the E5, but an even much improved high ISO performance, is fast, compact light weight, has perfect ergonomics (at least for me) and produces stunning results. And the built in EVF makes even my critical eyes forget I am no longer looking through an OVF .

    No other camera manufacturer has anything in their lineup which only comes close!

    Only thing I finally wish for m43 are some pro grade lenses - like the long discussed 2.8/14-35 and 2.8/35-100 or also a personal wish would be a m43 2.8-3.5/50-250 - not sure if that will happen, but there is hope that at least some will arrive.

    Meanwhile I think I will stay pretty happy with the 75-300 which in combination with the advanced IBIS of the OMD should just be a perfect lens long reach tele-zoom.

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    Quote Originally Posted by kit laughlin View Post
    @ Vivek:

    One of my dilemmas: the GXR A12 M and the CV 12/5.6 are excellent. Only 12Mp, but no AA filter. Wonderful results. But: external finder, so for me this means it is a very awkward carry-everywhere body, because I can't find a method of carrying that I can run with, or scramble. The NEX-7 can do this (I can say this after 10 days extensive testing, among the leeches and mosquitoes: even with only a T-shirt on, the NEX-7 can be slung over one shoulder with the arm through the strap) completely comfortably, and it's quick to get to hand.
    Hi Kit, A pity that you sold your 5N. Perhaps you can look at the new NEX-F3? The 16MP sensor in C3, 5N (and presumably the F3) is so superb to use manual focus wides (LTM mount and others with short back focal lengths). The NEX-7 simply sucks ( magenta corners, etc) when it comes to this. Lack of AA isn't a big deal.

    Quote Originally Posted by monza View Post
    How wide, Vivek?
    Robert, The C-V 12/5.6, C-V 15/4.5, W-Nikkor-C 2.5cm f/4 complete a nice set (tiny/compact lenses). I am sure the equivalents exist in the 7-14 Pana zoom and others in the m4/3rds lineup but, the NEX files are much more malleable compared to GH-2 (both 16MP).

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    Re: OMD vs NEX7 - resolution - discuss

    HI Vivek
    I think there's little doubt that NEX has considerable advantages with respect to use of 3rd party lenses:

    focus peaking
    smaller crop factor
    better wide angle support

    Personally I'm looking for a travel and casual carryabout camera with AF, as such I'll be using mostly zooms or small AF primes.

    It might be interesting to do a similar base ISO comparison between the 16mp NEX sensor and the 24mp - I wonder if the conclusion would be the same?

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