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

Started Oct 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Grobb Senior Member • Posts: 1,229
Re: OMD E-M1 vs Sony A-7, What's the Difference?

captura wrote:

M43 vs FF full-frame. Same size and weight.,487

1. The sensor is 4x bigger.

But the IQ is less than .1x better up to about 3200 ISO (depending on what lens you use), so what is your point? If you shoot primarily in extremely dark environments (over 50% of the time), maybe FF is what you need. If not, m4/3 cameras do very well, especially when used with a flash.

2. Depth of field is radically different.

Only if wanting/needing "radically" shallow DOF is important to you. Some people do not care about or want paper thin DOF, they are more concerned about IQ, fast/accurate focus and choice of great lenses, which cost much less than FF high quality lenses, by the way.

3. If you want a camera and lens system that cost less, weighs less, is easier to shoot with and has very similar IQ, m4/3 is what you will choose. If you would rather lug around 2-3 times the weight, and pay 2-3 time the money for approximately the same IQ for the same lens quality/focal lengths, use a FF system.

How hard is that to understand? The GM1/GX7 with the new 15mm, 12-32mm, and 35-100mm lenses would be a very nice/practical 3 lens kit system for what most enthusiasts are interested in using!

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