Advanced legacy lens user: What to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Sony NEX-6?

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
DmikeB Junior Member • Posts: 41
Re: Advanced legacy lens user: What to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Sony NEX-6?

If you tend to work in well lit areas then the lower ISO of the NEX produces amazingly detailed images. The larger sensor also means that the lenses are more similar to their intended field of view. However, if you are happy with the field of view that you are currently getting from your lenses, and particularly if you use a more telephoto field of view then having in build stabilization can be key in many situations. You'll already be used to the intricacies of Olympus cameras and the control that they give you. Personally, I find having control over the ISO range very useful for using manual lenses and typically use the OM-D's two control dials for exposure compensation and shutter speed when using manual lenses (leaving the camera to work out ISO). Although the NEX has two control dials, my understanding is that their functions are rather limited and you can't do that with them ( ). It may be that Sony updates their software to allow more flexible use of the controls.

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