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Old Sep 2, 2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default GX1 vs NEX 5N

So I'm switching from a T2i to either the GX1 or NEX 5N. Mainly because I want a smaller camera. I know the image quality of these two will be fairly similar but I'm not sure.

Not of the time I just shoot my 3 year old daughter. I shoot in PA mode mainly. I don't really need a ton of features, just great image quality. I can get the Lumix for about $50 cheaper after purchasing an external flash for both because I like to bounce the flash.

I don't do a ton o super low light photos, I just love the quality of the Rebel.

Which Camera would be better? Lumix $50 cheaper or NEX?
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Old Sep 3, 2012, 4:23 AM   #2
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If low light work is high up on the agenda- the NEX-5N is the pick of the bunch- by some way....
Here's some high iso comparisons....
I do prefer however, the layout of the GX1- being with more "standard issue" controls and flash mount...

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Old Sep 3, 2012, 8:41 AM   #3
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One of the nice things about the NEX series is the larger sensor.

One of the bad things about the NEX series is the larger sensor.

The larger sensor means greater depths of field. The shorter mount to sensor distance with the larger sensor means that the lens has to bend light more in order to project an image over the entire sensor. This results in greater chromatic aberration and greater field curvature (softer corners.) There are few good lenses for the E-Mount, and while there are many adapters to mount other kinds of lenses to a NEX, they all mean that you give up autofocus and autoexposure.

I don't know much about m4/3, but I know enough about NEX to look elsewhere.
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