NEX 5N, OM-D E-M5 better than NEX 7 in terms of pixel density?

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
darkref
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Re: dxomark
In reply to Jostian, May 8, 2012

Jostian wrote:

another 'DxO says and therefore it must be so' people... I look at the results from a myriad of sites and draw my own conclusions, and for me its quite obvious the 5N has better iso performance above 800 iso.

cameralabs even say that the difference in the amount of detail between the 2 is negligible, see here

and noise wise, the difference is easy to see from 1600 iso

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Jostian

Are you actually blind? Camera labs is comparing the noise at different resolutions which is completely pointless.

You can buy the 5n and have good ISO performance at 16mpix.

You can buy the 7 and basically have the same (no difference in most print/viewing sizes) high iso performance as the 5n at 16mpix.

But with the 7, you get a lot more detail at lower isos, this does not need a test, it's just maths, 16mpix vs 24mpix, 50% more pixels = more detail. Of course it depends what lens you are using.

The ONLY reason you would buy the 5n over the 7 is because of the colour cast on some wide angle lenses.

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