2013 Camera of the year ... ? (Per SteveH)

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marike6
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In reply to johnlegrand, 10 months ago

johnlegrand wrote:

Apart from image quality. The EM1 is without any doubt the better camera.

Removing IQ from a camera comparison is like testing the speed of two cars without any tires.

The Sony A7 and A7r are simply in another league of camera in a large part because of its near class leading IQ. The EM-1 provides essentially the same IQ as something like a Panasonic GX7, which is to say that it's really not competitive with FF or even the better APS-C cameras.

If the EM-1 has fractionally faster AF than the A7, it's not of any real consequence considering the A7 doesn't exactly have slow AF.  And for most subjects the two cameras seem to be more or less on par in terms of speed of operation, responsiveness AF system robustness. All the Sony A7 AF test videos I've seen on YouTube indicate that its AF system is quite capable so to describe it as "sluggish" is not only an exaggeration, but is simply untrue.

And when you consider the A7's high end video features, huge professional level frame rate choices, video IQ performance vs the tacked on, rather pedestrian 30p of the EM-1, the comparison becomes even more lopsided in favor of the A7/A7r.

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