Dilemma: A99 vs new Olympus E-M1

Started Sep 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Silverback46
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Re: How do you compare?
In reply to Nordstjernen, Sep 7, 2013

cosmonaut wrote:

EarthQuake wrote:

jackgreen wrote:

I dont argue about portability of Olympus. But it's just pretty much useless in bad light.

So, I would ask, If You leave take Olympus with you, due to small size and portability, spend energy on shooting and there is no outcome...

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That is complete hyperbole.

The A99 has a 1 stop gain in ISO performance over the OMD. 1 stop. The OMD is on par with all of the current APS-C Sony SLTs. Are those useless in bad light as well?

Have you ever actually used the OMD (or any of the current gen pens with the new Sony sensright

I disagree. I have shot landscapes at 1600 and 3200 ISO with my a99 and my OMD E-M5 can't touch that high in an actual print. Large prints with my E-M5, 32x24 are really not good even at 1600 ISO. The usable limit for a nice quality print with OMD seems to be 800iso. Its more like 2 to 2 1/2 stops.

The new Sony sensor in the OMD is actually old Sony technology and any compact out there is better. Its probably on par with the NEX5. Plus the E-M1 is not going to have a new sensor in it. It's behind the eight ball before its even released.

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"Depend on if noise is compared at 100% crop or the pictures are scaled to the same size. Compared to a given print size, larger sensors win hands down at high ISO."

Good point. There are only a handful of cameras out there that will shoot nice clean images at high ISOs for large prints. If the OP wants that the A99 is an obvious choice. I think the statement 'any compact out there is better' is really out of place though unless he is referring to other ILCs.

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