nex 7 vs olympus omd-em5?

Started Feb 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
khaw Contributing Member • Posts: 782
Re: nex 7 vs olympus omd-em5?

mmemike wrote:

curious anyone who has tried or owns one over the other and can offer a pov on which they "like" better!

Hi there,

What do you have in mind shooting with your camera?  The answer may depend on that.

I own both for different reasons.

The OM-D E-M5 has several benefits, In-Body-Image-Stabilization IBIS and a crop factor of 2x for extra reach.

The NEX-7 with a crop factor of 1.5x can benefit from the Metabones Speed Booster by gaining one f-stop and effectively becoming an FF camera with an effective crop factor of  slightly less than 1.1x.

Both have a first rate sensor and are capable of  excellent image quality.

Whereas in the OMD magnification is better implemented (the button for it is better placed) the NEX is easier to use with focus peaking although one can also setup the OMD for that.

I am very happy with both and use them in complementary fashion mostly with Leica lenses of M, V, or R type.

Best, K-H.

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