comparison: GX7, E-P5, NEX6, X-E1

Started Aug 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Great Bustard Forum Pro • Posts: 42,265
Re: Well...

Alexis D wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

TrapperJohn wrote:

For all the fuss that's made over APS... just looking at those bodies lined up, and looking at the sensors that are clearly visible... APS isn't that much larger.

I am painfully aware of the specs on both, hear it on a regular basis.

But I look at that comparison, look at the photos that result, and have to think Shakespeare - much ado about nothing.

...the difference in sensor size between APS-C mirrorless and mFT is 2/3 of a stop, so if 2/3 of a stop "isn't that much larger" then, yes, you are correct.

Of course, when you start putting lenses on those bodies, as most of us tend to do, that smaller sensor sure has a lot more good, small, native glass.

For sure, there are some outstanding lenses for mFT that may very well outperform many of the selections available for APS-C. However, a good comparison might be the Olympus 45 / 1.8 against the Sony 50 / 1.8 OSS:

and, at least in that one particular comparison, it seems that NEX is doing OK against mFT.

Is a comparison between a 45mm on MFT and a 50mm on APS-C a fair one? They are not "equivalent" when considering everything are they?

Well, the equivalent of a 45 / 1.8 on APS-C is 60 / 2.4, so, no, not perfectly equivalent.  But, in the ballpark, anyway.

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