OMD E-M1 vs Sony A-7, What's the Difference?

Started Oct 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Art_P Veteran Member • Posts: 9,875
Re: OMD E-M1 vs Sony A-7, What's the Difference?

Focus speed, frame rate - isn't the Sony a bit sluggish?

Current availability of lenses - Sony will take some time to catch up to 4/3 (and no, APS lenses don't count here)

Price of lenses (when available)


Size of lenses, especially at the long end - There may be some small E mount primes on the way, but when it comes to reach you can fit in your pocket, it's hard to beat a smaller format.

The A7 may be a better match to old film lenses.

the higher resolution of the Sonys would likely be preferred by landscape shooters who can never get enough detail.

The person thinking about a FF Canikon might well be tempted to give the new Sony more than a casual glance... But there's that lens availability issue. Well, we will see how fast Sony can release a reasonable set of lenses.  More interesting to someone starting from scratch than someone who already has a number of (AF) lenses in another mount

The person with a good deal invested in 4/3 or m43 lenses probably won't be so excited by the A7 as a replacement for their current system.

I think the real news here would be if Nikon or Canon takes note and develops a compact FF mirrorless body with fast accurate AF using existing lenses (even if adapter is needed). Such a camera could well kill off Sony FF mirrorless before it gets off the ground. Fortunately for Sony, Canikon doesn't move that fast.

Biggest market I see for the new Sony is someone already using Sony APS and looking to go to FF

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