On recent cameras: EM-1, XT-1, A6000 ...

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
Astrophotographer 10 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,890
Re: Res : On recent cameras: EM-1, XT-1, A6000 ...

All good points.

I have both Sony and Fuji cameras. I like them both and have an RX100, Nex 6, A7r and aFuji XE1 and had an X100s but sold it. I have several Fuji lenses which are all superb and some of the best lenses I have used.

It will be interesting to see some sample images from the A6000 to see how the IQ is. It should be good. No AA filter would have been a choice here - perhaps Sony decided not to for less video moire. Nikon's cameras are all mostly no AA models now and there is a considerable gain in sharpness and contrast from no AA filter but it could cost video performance (moire). That also depends on the way video is presented.

As far as high ISO goes, in my case - which is not usual imaging, I often do 30 seconds ISO6400 at F2.8 for nightscapes. So high ISO performance for me is a critical performance measure, not downsampling - what comes out of the camera. I would not expect this 24mp camera to match XE1 or A7r in this regards. Nex 7 in the comparison tool on this site is very very noisy at ISO6400 in RAW. Fuji overstate their ISO's but even so it is very very clean at ISO6400. A7r is quite clean as well as was my Nikon D800e.

I think the reason DXOmark does not have Fuji cameras in its database is to do with the Xtrans and not because Fuji does not want it tested. They are no equipped to handle a different type of sensor.

I am looking forward to hearing more about A6000. I "need" to decide whether to upgrade my XE1 to an XT1 or is A6000 the better choice seeing also as I am accumulating FE lenses.


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