Help me choose the right format going forward.

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Help me choose the right format going forward.
11 months ago

Hi,

I have invested in the m43 system and have been very satisfied with it. Especially when i had the GF1, but it had its shortcomings and never really enjoyed the camera handling of GF2 or G3 too much. I have really enjoyed all my m43 primes and found them excellent. But before I invest further in m43, I want to ensure that I am on the right track.

Recently I have investigated the Fuji X system, and the lens selection and camera style/ergonomics seems spot on for what I want with the x-e2. the 14mm, 23mm, 35mm and 56mm lenses especially caught my attention.

Changing format is an effort, and I want to hear your experience, especially from an IQ perspective. I would think that the APC format has its advantages, but the m43 sensor have come a far way and the lenses are excellent. With interesting bodies like the GM1 and GX7 the bodies also seems to become more interesting.

I had almost made up my mind to go for the Fuji x system, but then I checked out the Studio Scene comparison tool here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=sony_a7r&attr13_1=panasonic_dmcgm1&attr13_2=fujifilm_xpro1&attr13_3=sony_nex6&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=100&attr16_1=125&attr16_2=200&attr16_3=100&normalization=full&widget=41&x=-0.6275331039958629&y=0.0833817486252104

I thought that by looking at it, my choice to go Fuji X would become obvious, the sensor should be close to FF from what I have heard.

But looking at the scene made me more uncertain. I actually thought the X system was the least sharp of the four selected cameras. It really made me think twice if I was on the right track. The sony 7 sweeps the floor, I actually think the tiny GM1 came second and that the APC cameras come last here. I know that Sharpness isn't everything, the APC with a larger sensor would example give a little advantage in DOF control.

Can you help me make sense of this, and convince me that Fuji X system is the right way to go?

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