A7 crop mode VS NEX5N and A55: the shocking truth?

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A7 crop mode VS NEX5N and A55: the shocking truth?
6 months ago

I'm trying to decide whether to let my NEX5N or my A55 go and substitute them with the A7 in crop mode and eventually upsampling the images should I need a higher MP count (eg. for stock photography clients).

I did a quick comparison by simply putting the images next to each other zoomed in order to have the two images at a similar size for easier comparison. I don't have access to Photoshop right now, so this is just a quick unscientific preliminary test.

In order to get some unbiased comments, I didn't write what's what, put the images next to each other, zoomed approximately (so you can't tell from the size of the objects in the image the MP count) and simply took a couple of screenshoots. I'd be happy to read your comments and thoughts, which camera is which, which image looks better/worse and why.

So, here the image with on one side (I'm not telling which one) the A7 and on the other the NEX5N:

Which image has been taken with the A7 and which with the NEX5N?

And here the image with on one side (I'm not telling which one) the A7 and on the other the A55:

Which image has been taken with the A7 and which with the A55?

I'm really curious to see what happens when I'll do things properly (upsampling the A7 image and/or downsample the APS-C camera's images).

Suggestion on how to do this comparison better are greatly appreciated!

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