My compare of Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D

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Vlad4D
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My compare of Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D
May 4, 2012

Just want to share results of my quick compare of Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D
(I have both cameras with kit lens for few days)

Pros(+) and cons(-) not sorted by priority:

Olympus:

+Digital tele converter works also for video
+Little stronger maximal zoom of kit lens
+IBIS
+IBIS is really good
+IBIS works with manual lens (just imagine stabilized f/0.95 for night shooting)
+Motorized zoom
+Viewfinder is more clear and bright for me without aliasing, no flicker
+Dedicated video mode, allows to keep separate settings for photo and video
+Mechanical mode dial - allows to set AUTO quickly without looking on LCD screen
+Faster AF (about 20-30 % faster)

-Grip needs to be bigger
-Video is 30 fps - flicker in Europe (where I live)
-Video is 30 fps - not good for sports and kids
-Video: sometimes banding in the sky, some compression errors
-Sharpness of stills is not good (maybe bad lens sample?)
-Not so portable, it is like SLR in height, and kit lens is too long
-Buttons are less responsive
-DOF control is limited (sensor size)

Sony:

+About half stop better ISO noise (I compared ISO6400 jpegs in manual mode)
+Stills are sharp
+Multi frame shoot modes - partially replaces IBIS
+More portable - just fits better in my bad
+Useful internal flash
+Focus peaking
+Proper 50p video

-Some aliasing in video
-IS is less effective
-Shutter button half press is working not very well, causes random refocusing
-No dedicated movie mode (settings are shared between video and photo)
-No tele converter for video

That's just results of my quick compare.

If you have some particular test in mind - just let me know, I’ll see what I can do.

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Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony E 35mm F1.8 OSS
Sony Alpha NEX-7
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