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

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 8,028
Re: Advanced legacy lens user: What to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 or Sony NEX-6?

YuriS wrote:

I’m enthusiastic photographer (for about 25 years - not professional). Currently I use Olympus E-PL1, my favorite activity – take landscape pictures with Fisheye and, along with my wife, shot art portraitures with legacy manual lenses (especially Minoltas 50mm and 85mm).

Two candidates (Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Sony NEX-6) are perfectly fit to me. Besides lens availability (not so important to me – I use legacy and adapters are cheap) there are three major differences:

1. In body stabilization - Olympus OM-D E-M5 win

2. Larger sensor - Sony NEX-6 win

3. About 25% (in Europe) price difference. - Sony NEX-6 win

Does Larger sensor for less money worth more than In body stabilization? M-m-m-m… May be yes. So Sony NEX-6 looks preferable. Or possibly I am missing some other points? Please comment.

It seems I'm a similar user. The majority of my lenses are adapted manual lenses. I have a few native AF lenses, but use them sparingly, except for the Panasonic 7-14mm and 100-300mm (nature shooting). I've batted around the idea of getting a NEX-6 body to augment my GH2.

I've tried the OMD, but find the ergonomics lacking compared to the GH2 or NEX-6.

The NEX-6 is a great little camera at a very good price point. The NEX system does have focus magnification, in addition to peaking, so there's the best of both worlds.

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