GX1 vs NEX 5N

Started Sep 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Bottom Line- Both are great, with different strengths/weaknesses
In reply to dwd3885, Sep 7, 2012

Both are wonderful cameras with different mix of strengths and weaknesses.

What lens do you shoot with currently, or do you prefer to shoot with? M 4/3 definitely has a better selection of lenses, but who knows- you may find that your lens needs are completely satisfied by NEX.

The strengths of the NEX-5N I would say are amazing sensor (both RAW and JPEG), wonderful out-of-camera JPEG's that really 'pop', very compact size but great grip, nice tilt LCD. It is a great consumer camera, but also has a lot to offer to more serious enthusiasts due to that sensor.

The strengths of the GX1 I would say are good sensor with very good RAW (but less attractive JPEG), faster AF, better hardware interface, better lens selection, real hotshoe.

Both cameras have great video. I prefer the 5N because I don't do a lot of editing and prefer MP4, the 1080p MP4 from the 5N looks great and is reasonably sized as well ( 1.25MB/ second of video.)

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