m3/4 mirrorless vs sony mirrorless

Started Apr 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Amamba Senior Member • Posts: 1,913
What FL you use is important

Dave Lively wrote:

I switched from a Sony NEX-5N to a GX7 late last year. The larger sensor does give the NEX an edge in image quality but the cameras are close enough in that category you make your decision on other factors.

I am not familiar with the A6000 but my GX7 has a lot more physical controls that lets set the camera the way I want quickly and without having to stop and look at the LCD while searching through menus. There are also more lenses available for the GX7, the lack of a decent long lens for NEX was a big factor in my switching to m43. If you are going to stick with the kit lens initially the one on the GX7 is better than the one that came with my NEX-5N.

But if you are happy with the control layout of the A6000 and Sony has the lenses you want the A6000 is currently about $300 less expensive and has an edge (although not a large one) in image quality.

thx for the additional informations.  AF will not be issue because my main use will be using only a manual focus lens from Nikon . As I see it on Amazon, both a6000 and gx7 are somewhat same price,which fits perfect on my budget.

IQ aside, the 2x crop factor of m43 will turn most MF lenses into teles.

E.g. 28mm lens is 42mm FF equivalent on Sony, but 56mm on m43.

A 35-70 lens that I use for general walkabout on my Nex is too wide for cityscapes but perfect for a day out with family. On Sony sensor it's 52.5-105mm equivalent, on m43 70-140mm.

And of course the ubiquitous 50mm is 75 vs 100mm.

So if you use Tele ranges a lot, m43 with IBIS makes more sense. Otherwise I'd stick with a larger sensor and better low light performance.

 Amamba's gear list:Amamba's gear list
Sony Alpha NEX-6 Sony a6000 Sony E 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 OSS Sony E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS Sigma 30mm F2.8 EX DN +6 more
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