Which camera instead of NEX 5N?

Started Apr 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Which camera instead of NEX 5N?
In reply to johnyxmarks, May 1, 2012

johnyxmarks wrote:

Their target is not the photographer that observes the lens quality but the P&S shooters that are not satisfied anymore with their cameras' performance. I guess you are in the target.

Johny, I'm not sure what you're trying to say, but to most of us, optical quality is of utmost importance and this is an area where the Nex models have serious issues. That little 16mm you mention is a good example of what I'm talking about. Why would I want to go to a small camera and lens only to end up with a very poor optical design?

I think that's the problem with many novices today is that they look at a feature checklist without really paying attention to some of the more important things. Many believe that glass is by far the most important consideration in a camera. That Sony 16mm might be one of the poorest recent releases of any glass out there. Who is it targeted at? I just as soon that group not be in my Nikon crowd.

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/542-sony16f28nex?start=2

Now compare that to the plethora of great 4/3rd glass and quality Nikon 1 glass and you'll see what we're talking about. Look at the Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f/2.8 pancake or the Lumix G 14mm f/2.5 ASPH as an example. Neither are not the best in the world, but way better than that Sony.

If you want real quality, look at the highly recommended Olympus M.Zuiko 12mm f/2 ED made for m4/3rd. That level of quality alone will contribute more to IQ than much else you might be thinking about.

http://www.photozone.de/olympus--four-thirds-lens-tests/673-oly12f2?start=2

How about the Nikon 1 lens, 10 f/2.8. This tiny thing is smaller and lighter yet like the m4/3rd offerings, is a serious high quality optic.

http://www.photozone.de/nikon1/686-1nikon1028v1?start=2

Besides, with the Nikon 1, you can actually focus and track small children running around with its hybrid autofocus system. Some buy a camera with this in mind.

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