Nikon D800 or Oly OM-D?

Started Jan 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
JeanPierre Martel Veteran Member • Posts: 3,074
Re: Nikon D800 or Oly OM-D?

xador wrote:

I know the D800 would produce better pictures (better IQ

Yes. The OM-D e-m5 is as good or better than entry-level or middle-of-the line DSLRs by Nikon but can't compete with top of the line cameras from that company (like the D800).

  1. Produce nice bokeh?
  2. Low noise at ISO 3200?
  3. Will the IBIS noise be heard when recording video?
  4. Should I get the 12-35 f/2.8 or 45 f1.8 as a first lens for taking baby pics?

1. Nice bokeh : it all depends on the lens that your buying. Just look at the many examples of photos in this newsgroup and you'll find very good ones (the M.Zuiko 60mm for example)

2. Low noise : Judge by yourself (at ISO 6400):

3. IBIS noise : In a perfectly noisless room, maybe...

4. Lens for taking baby pics : Yes the Lumix 12-35mm would be a good choice (that's my favorite lens). Or you might give a look at our primes : Leica DG 25mm F1.4, the Lumix 20mm, maybe the M.Zuiko 17mm.

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Olympus E-M5 II Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 Leica Nocticron 42.5mm Olympus 40-150mm F2.8 Pro +23 more
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