Does M4/3 or DSLR produce higher quality photo's

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
digifan Senior Member • Posts: 2,320
Re: misinformation

Mahmoud Mousef wrote:

raptureall wrote:

I've done a lot of research concerning Micro 4/3.  I thought of getting the Panasonic GH3, but am not satisfied with the quality of photo against say the new Nikon d7100.  So does a DSLR produce better quality photo's, or have I not seen good photo's from a Micro 4/3?  I really like the Micro 4/3, but my main interest is in the quality of the photo.  Thanks for your help!

Never tried the GH3 or 7100.

But tried various Micro Four Thirds, Four Thirds and Nikon bodies.

Through the years I've always found a Nikon DSLR of similar vintage the better choice for night work and higher ISOs. Simple as that. Plus the optical viewfinder the only way to go for night work.

This is downright wrong. The EVF will be better for night work, there is no light amplification with an OVF as can be with EVF. My experience is that with an EVF you can still compose the shot better than with OVF because your eyes will be the limiting factor with an OVF, and the OMD can even focus in very dim/dark conditions.

I have tried the Nikon D50 and Nikon D5100, Panasonic DMC-G2, Panasonic DMC-G3, Panasonic DMC-GX1, Olympus (Four Thirds) E-520, etc.

The Micro Four Thirds bodies I've tried are often "good enough" for many tasks, but not if near-darkness / higher ISOs / shadow detail / less noise in near-darkness is your main priority.

Then you certainly haven't tried the latest Olympus and Panasonic camera's. (OM-D/E-PL5/GH3)

But I haven't tried the 7100 and/or GH3, but I'd be surprised if Nikon doesn't have the edge.

The 7100 doesn't have an edge afaiac. The D600 does but for very different reasons.

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