Anyone come from an X Trans sensor to a M43 camera?

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Joel Stern
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Anyone come from an X Trans sensor to a M43 camera?

I know it is usually the other way around but I am curious about this. I will be be buying one of the other soon and want to know if you have what your reasons might be.

I think the Fuji would yield sharper initial images but that the GX7 in PP could match it and that the GX7 would have less difficulty with foliage (although to be fair there are many software programs now that handle the X sensor quite well in this regard).

Advantage I see are these


Smaller and lighter with lenses

more lenses to choose from

Overall less expensive for a system than the Fuji X would be and easier to carry around.


Colors and jpegs

Sharpness out of the camera


Fuji seems to my eye when I look at the DPR site comparison of shots to apply NR to even RAW at high ISO's.  The GX does not seem to suffer from this and I like that, you get more noise but not being a low light shooter often this is pretty much a non issue for me.

Fuji lenses are large, plain and simple. The smaller ones are generally regarded as a bit less in IQ but still all of the Fuji lenses are really very very good. With M43 lenses it is not always the case and with some you have to be careful to get a good copy of that particular lens (although I would test any lens from any company before being satisfied that I got a good copy).

GX needs more sharpening although not a lot.

I do think the GX does not show as much detail let's say on the bark of a tree or something of that kind, but that may be me in post.

Thanks to anyone that can give me some input here.

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