Mirrorless Recommendation ( Sony Vs Olympus? )

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Louno Regular Member • Posts: 141
Re: Mirrorless Recommendation ( Sony Vs Olympus? )

Thx for your input !

I think I will get the NEX. I however, there are 2 issues...

1. What additional lens to get?
As mentioned by some of you, I probably will have to buy an additional lens to get the results I want, possibly a legacy lens... but just to clarify, although I want a small camera, I dont mind the added bulk of a legacy lenses, I find this is a reasonable tradeoff for image quality since those will be used in specific conditions when wanted, like when shooting food most ( which is most of the time at home, so bulk isn't a huge issue...) I would prefer if possible to keep it compact nonetheless but, whatever... I have the kit lens I can use whenever less bulk is preferred, for general usage, anyways it seem to be a better lens than the olympus.

I think ideally I would have liked to get the Sony NEX DT 50mm f/1.8 OSS however 350$ +tx is a bit much for me right now... if its worth it, I can maybe get it used for as low as 225$ ?
Alternatively, maybe a manual lens with adapter would do... I could get the AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D for 100$, although I dont think autofocus will work, at that price I guess its ok.

Or if necessary to counter the loss of image stabilization, maybe I can get a faster lens, like the Canon FDn 50mm f/1.4 (100$ on ebay), or again the same price a Minolta 50mm f/1.4 MD ?
I dont know if no image stabilization will still be an issue though? I guess it depends on lighting too.. I use a 105watt daylight CFL bulb ( ~500w) , I find it quite bright and works decently with my Nikon P300, also sometimes there is more light from outside depending on the time.

2. Used NEX-5R VS New NEX-3N ?
this comparison page seems extremely unreliable...  I think the main reason why the 5R could be better is :

- Phase detection
- Touch screen
- Perhaps, better handle grip, especially if using older bigger lens...
- Has more buttons on body
- ???

But the 3n is :
- smaller
- newer ( maybe some slight improvement in sensor, noise, focusing, heat??)
- better kit lens
- NEW... good for warranty.
- ???

The 3N better kit lens and warranty advantage are very considerable but I wish there were more control on the body though especially without a touchscreen, I dont want it to be a hassle to use the camera... Seems like a though call...

 Louno's gear list:Louno's gear list
Sony a5100 Sony Alpha NEX-3N Sony E 50mm F1.8 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS +1 more
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