Size comparison of FE 4/2470 on A7 vs Olympus 12-40 f2.8 on GX7

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lab D Senior Member • Posts: 6,938
Re: It is very simple

Erik Magnuson wrote:

Lab D wrote:

It is very simple. Take a specific lighting situation. If a P&S camera needs F/2.8, a shutter speed of 1/60th, and ISO 400, then your E-M1, A7R, RX10, etc. all can use very similar settings to achieve the same exposure.

But they would have much lower noise in the image.

So you are saying that the RX100 has too much noise at ISO400?  Are you saying that it would be unusable in good light at that ISO?  I would think that almost everyone would be extremely happy with the low noise and that would be the last of the considerations at that exposure.   If you took at picture in broad daylight with the RX10, A7 and E-M1 all at ISO400, almost all photographers would find the noise levels acceptable and not worth mentioning.

For example, look at the first 9 images here.  4 of them were taken with the E-M5.  Does the noise bother you in any of the images to the point where you believe a medium frame camera should have been used?

I guess if noise does bother you that much, then a camera like the Nikon D800 is a better choice.  No one else can make decisions for you.

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