Leaving DSLR - pros and cons of X-E1 vs OM-D EM-5

Started Mar 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Less IQ. The one thing that matters.
In reply to photo perzon, Mar 20, 2013

damoclesnz wrote:

Is it the only thing that matters though? Handling and performance have to count for something

Yeah but next thing you know you have $ 2000 and $ 4000 into your m4/3 or X-E1 setup. Lenses here and there.

At that level of commitment IQ is paramount.

No m4/3 came close to the speed I needed for action photography, compared to the sureness of a DSLR.

What the X-E1 or X100 give you is the IQ of a DSLR in a small package.

The DSLR is still needed for action photography.

The m4/3 compromises IQ and lacks the action response. It compromises both.

I don't  agree. For me - getting the picture I want is paramount.

An OMD is as competent as many DSLRs for action photography and there is no such thing as  'DSLR' level of image quality given DSLR's vary widely

People here pixel peep and worry too much over small things that most of the general populace (including me) probably wouldn't notice nor care about.

Most of the time when I see people complaining about the downfalls of a particular camera it is because they haven't learned how to use it properly and because people fixate on what a camera can't do rather than what it can.

There are compromises but everything is a compromise.

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