I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system? Locked

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Aspenz
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Re: I'm debating: Micro Four Thirds or Nikon 1 system?
In reply to devlin2427, Jul 2, 2013

devlin2427 wrote:

You sir, are wrong. All the things you said about nikon 1 cameras benefiting from raw processing applies to any other format. The problem is nikon 1 will always lag at least 1 stop behind m43 and 2 stop behind APS in dynamic and tonal range because nikon are not even using the best 1" sensor available, ie the Sony one from the RX100 series.

In the end nikon 1 cameras are too close to premium compact camera image quality and too much behind larger sensored siblings.

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It's not up to me to decide what's wrong or right, tests show the results clearly. In the same vein I'd love to claim V1's as good in DR as OMD5/EPM2 but that would just be lying.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/olympus-epm2/Z200b_ACRman1_Step_2.png

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/omd-em5/Z00200_ACRman_Step_2.png

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/NIKONV1/Z0100NR0_ACRauto_Step_2.png

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-g5/Z00160_ACRauto_Step_2.png

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/EP3/Z00200NR_OFF_ACRauto_Step_2.png

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/panasonic-gf5/Z160_40_ACRman_Step_2.png

When you compare the highest quality DR (lowest noise type that satisfies pixelpeepers), it's EPM2>OMD5>V1>G5>EP3>GF5 at 9.65 > 9.19 > 8.42 > 7.87 > 7.36 > 5.81. The fact is that recent sensor evolution on the olympus side has led to much better DR for the m4/3 system so it's a good thing for you guys anyway.

Now I don't know what sort of images you're achieving with your camera but if these are 'premium compact camera quality' then I guess I'm pleased with my V1.

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