choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7

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Re: choosing between X-T1 and Sony A7
In reply to Mike in Kansas, 6 months ago

Mike in Kansas wrote:

There should be no doubt that the X-T1 will win DPR gold award, as well as many other accolades.

Let's be honest here. We all are very excited about X-T1 and it has some very good features like large EVF and finally some descent tracking AF. However, do not hold your breath, old NEX-7 is still going to beat in pure IQ at lower ISO's. No contest there (and NEX-7 debuted back in 2011). It still has 24Mp and is still best APS-C camera when IQ is main goal (at low ISO). Now in 2014(!) where competition is tough we still have 16Mp (basically same old sensor) and that IMHO will be main issue for X-T1. Simply put dynamic range and resolution are basically same as many other 16Mp APS-C cameras out there. Now if Fuji comes out with new 20-24Mp sensor in X-Pro2 or X-T2 with better DR - then it will be a step forward. So far in terms of sensor specs we are dancing around same spot. Nevertheless X-T1 is a great camera for everything else besides sensor.

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