a57 v d5100 for first DSLR

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Questions thread
Bjorn_L
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Re: a57 v d5100 for first DSLR
In reply to 123Mike, Apr 9, 2013

123Mike wrote:

That is your hypothesis. I have another: the sensor is more sensitive to begin with.

Amusing theory given that they use the same sensor.  The a57 just gives up 1/3 to 1/2 stop due to their puzzling use a old technology called a Translucent Mirror.  It is possible to have an EVF without this loss (such as Olympus and Panasonic do).  I don't understand what advantage Sony thinks they get with this approach.  The viewfinder in the gh2, for example, compares favorably to the Sony ones I have seen.

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