Pocket backup for my OMD EM-5

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Adrian Van
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Re: Another vote for LX7
In reply to Neurad1, Apr 2, 2013

How would you compare the LX7 to an EPL-5 with a 20 1.7 Lumix pancake lens on it? I've got my finger on the trigger to purchase the latter. Then I'd be able to use my lenses interchangeably, too.

If you have the money the EPL5 would be superior no doubt and lens interchangeable. LX7 while close to m43 quality, is not m43 quality when you magnify image very large to check noise. In dim light the difference would be more noticeable.

However in bright light (or moderate light) LX7 (and last years LX5) photos look very sharp and detailed with low noise. The fine noise can be seen at extreme magnification of pixels but not really noticeable at normal full screen views of photos taken in decent to moderate light. The Leica lens of LX is very sharp and captures lots of detail.

M43 would just capture bit more fine detail, and less noise in very dim light. I like both my EPL1 and LX5, I carry in same Lowepro bag.

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