G9 vs. Z6 @ 2.8 in low light

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rich_cx139 Senior Member • Posts: 2,390
Re: G9 vs. Z6 @ 2.8 in low light

Sundre wrote:

rich_cx139 wrote:

2 stops

One metric is DXoMarks' sports iso rating

Z6 = 3299

GH5=807 ( I believe the G9 has basically the same sensor as that in the GH5)

so that is a factor of 4 i.e. 2 stops - like most recent m43 sensors.

The exception is the Oly PDAF 20 mpx sensor in the em1.2 etc. which seem to be around 1300 - aps-c level ).

These are 1.3 stops below the Z6.

These are the numbers but I use Nikon 1 ( 1 inch ), m43, aps-c and a Z6 and I just set everything to auto iso and just see what I can get away with in terms of shutter, ibis for static subjects and so on . AI noise reduction in DXO PL4 or Topaz helps a lot.

Can you get a faster lens ? - either a native prime or an adapted one ? Like the cheapish 45/1.8 or the nor so cheap but brilliant 75/1.8 - thats before going the the 1.2 pro glass or the Pan equivalents.

Even going from 2.8 to 1.8 glass recovers 1.3 stops.

Trying out the 75/1.8 is what I will do.

I should note that I don't even have f/2.8 MFT glass yet, I've been mainly relying on my Panasonic 12-60/3.5-5.6 and 100-300 II/4.5-5.6... Which obviously massively limits low light performance.

I'm sort of trying to decide whether MFT can give me good enough low light performance, or whether I should upgrade to FF now before I have a significant investment in MFT glass.

I'm a beginner. I've only been shooting for a year and I only have three cheap Panasonic lenses so far.

As Brandon birder noted above - you can get the 75/1.8 at a very good price used ( and I recommend the cheap primes also pan or oly ).

Some money spent on those lenses will make a great difference to your photography.  That said I still have the pan 14-45 and 45-150 kit lens I got with my G5 years ago and they are really good for their aperture.  I did add an oly 12-40/2.8 pro a few years ago which I use on my ancient om-d e-m5 ( mark 1 ).

Although I do have a Z6 and use it quite a bit,  it is my Nikon 1 and m43 stuff I pick up most of the time and usually have one or the other on me or in the car

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