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marubex May 12, 2012 5:01 PM

Thanks but don't those cameras have smaller sensors, thus worst low light performace?

shoturtle May 12, 2012 9:16 PM

Yup they are smaller sensor the fuji is 2/3 and the nikon is their own 2.5 crop.

marubex May 13, 2012 10:49 AM

Thanks.... What I have trouble understanding is what would show better results: Sony nex5n with lens aperture 3.5 or 2.8 at most or panasonic GX1 with lens aperture 1.7-1.4?
Its so confusing... Really need help with this one..

peripatetic May 13, 2012 11:01 AM

Well first of all - where are you going to find a Panasonic lens with 1.4 aperture?

According to this:

The GX1 has maybe 1/2 stop advantage over the Nikon V1, and the NEX5N has half a stop over the GX1.

So if you are talking 2 stops difference in the lenses then the GX1 is a better choice in low light. However, a lot depends on the lenses, and how much you will be shooting in low light. And how much you like actually using the cameras.

I would suggest the m4/3 because of their excellent lens selection. The NEX has a bunch of horrible lenses, with only a couple of good ones and maybe one excellent one made by Zeiss (very expensive).

The V1 looks very nice up to ISO800, the GX1 to 1600, and the NEX to 3200. Look at the lens selection and I think the GX1 comes out the clear favourite there.

marubex May 13, 2012 11:17 AM

Thanks... Peripatetic, I guess that was the kind of answer I needed to understand...
Answering your question, was thinking about the panasonic-leica 25mmf1.4

shoturtle May 13, 2012 1:17 PM

The 1.4, 1.7 lens and the 1.8 lenses for m4/3 do not have stabilization on the panny body, the nex 2.8 does so that gives it a little advantage in low light static shots. The stabilization gives the next a 3 stop advantage only on static shots. So you can shot the sony at 2.8, at 1600 iso at 1/30 sec and it will be nicer then the panny at 1.8 at 1600 iso at 1/15.

Now if you bring a ibis olympus into the the fray, it is a little different story with noise on static shots with fast primes.

peripatetic May 13, 2012 1:53 PM

I would seriously look at the Olympus bodies just for the IS.

marubex May 13, 2012 3:06 PM

Shoturtle, what do you mean about different story with noise on static.... With Olympus...
Peripatetic I had counted Olympus out because I had read they have worst high iso noise than Panny newer sensors (except EM-5, but that would take me some time to save up)... Or would the IBIS counteract some of the high iso problem??!

shoturtle May 13, 2012 3:29 PM

You can shoot at shower shutter speed, and used say 800iso instead of 3200 and 6400. So the same shot will be clearer without camera shack with the IS ability of the nex or Olympus over the panny.

wave01 May 15, 2012 3:31 AM

hi is it a case that the T2i needs a better strap to carry it with, then the problem is solved. I am going for a black rapid

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