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Dec 28, 2012 07:13 |  #1

Hi,

I know this is a Canon forum, but I'm looking for a small and high quality camera that I can use as a 'take anywhere' piece of kit. The two I'm looking at closely are the NEX 6 and the Fuji X-E1. Are there any Canon users here who have taken a similar journey? I'm leaning towards the Fuji, but its lack of good raw processing software and the relatively slow AF bother me a bit. On the other hand, the lenses look excellent and the IQ, especially at high ISO, is at least as good as the 5dii (and better in some ways).

OTOH, the NEX looks a really good all-round camera, with better AF, a more compact kit zoom (but slower and poorer optical quality) and it's cheaper too.

Decisions, decisions,...


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Dec 28, 2012 07:20 |  #2

Not interested in the EOS-M?


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Dec 28, 2012 09:23 |  #3

From all I've read about the EOS-M, it's a long way behind the best of the pack in mirrorless system cameras. It also lacks an EVF, which is a must-have for me.


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Dec 28, 2012 09:28 |  #4

Check out Olympus OM-D and the m43 system. I am very happy with mine.
Be caution though, investing in two system is hazardous to your wallet.


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Dec 28, 2012 09:43 |  #5

paulkaye wrote in post #15416091 (external link)
From all I've read about the EOS-M, it's a long way behind the best of the pack in mirrorless system cameras. It also lacks an EVF, which is a must-have for me.

Fair enough, was just thinking that you'd be able to use your existing lenses.


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Dec 28, 2012 10:28 |  #6

Paul, I'm on the fence just like you. After some research, I'm sure pretty much as you have, my conclusion is leaning towards X-E1 just due to fact that the kit lens is far superior. Quite a few reviews compare it to a Leica. The X-E1 combo is pretty much like my 7D with 17-55 f2.8 which I carry around outside of pro shoots.

However, features wise, Nex6 is ahead of the game.


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Dec 28, 2012 11:05 |  #7

One thing to remember is if using two different makes of cameras in tandom that the files can look a lot different than same make files. None are right or wrong but it could become annoying if you are trying to pp two sets of files from the same event. The new range of fugi cameras seem great


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Dec 28, 2012 11:25 |  #8

I've had both NEX-7 and Fuji X-E1 to compliment my D800. Both are enjoyable in their own way. The NEX-7 focus is so much better then the Fuji also Image Quality is good but not better then Fuji JPEGs. I decided to get rid of the NEX-7 because the image quality and the ISO performance of the FUJI is amazing. I would be hesitant in your case if you are doing weddings because the Fuji has major issues with low light focusing. Once it does lock it is extremely accurate.


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Dec 28, 2012 11:41 |  #9
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nellyle wrote in post #15416160 (external link)
Fair enough, was just thinking that you'd be able to use your existing lenses.

Using existing lens on the EOS-M makes it non portable. Defeats the purpose of a portable outfit.




  
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jaomul wrote in post #15416469 (external link)
One thing to remember is if using two different makes of cameras in tandom that the files can look a lot different than same make files. None are right or wrong but it could become annoying if you are trying to pp two sets of files from the same event. The new range of fugi cameras seem great

My Post Processing of files from a 5D2 and 7D differ by a lot. Noise and sharpness are two areas that require totally different approaches. Doesn't matter if the two cameras are from different manufactures or the same...still require different PP techniques.




  
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Dec 28, 2012 13:27 |  #11

The X-Trans sensor is sick. The X Pro-1 does everything IQ-wise as my 5dIII did (though the AF blows). Low-light is amazing, though limited RAW support right now. I liked it so much I ditched my Canon for the Fuji + a 'blad and a Leica M3.


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Dec 28, 2012 15:22 |  #12

ahendarman wrote in post #15416104 (external link)
... investing in two system is hazardous to your wallet.

Yea - I can see that this can happen. Maybe I'll just get an RX100 or something like that (or even a Nikon V1, there are some good deals on those right now). Or maybe I'm best just to live with the size/weight of the 5dii. The perennial search for great IQ and small size - maybe it's just an illusion!


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Dec 28, 2012 15:35 |  #13

Hi Paul, I bought a Sony Nex-C3 as a small travel camera and have been very impressed with the IQ of this little camera. I own a 1Ds mark2 and a Canon 500D among other cameras and find myself getting out and shooting with the nex a lot as it is very lightweight and handy to take on holidays, outings etc. Here are a few examples from it......

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I have also written a few BLOG posts on my wordpress blog about travelling with the Sony Nex if you´re interested. I´d love to get the Nex-6 but don´t have the funds but it looks a cool little camera with the viewfinder and nice form factor.

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Dec 28, 2012 16:47 |  #14

EWR72 wrote in post #15417480 (external link)
I have also written a few BLOG posts on my wordpress blog about travelling with the Sony Nex if you´re interested. I´d love to get the Nex-6 but don´t have the funds but it looks a cool little camera with the viewfinder and nice form factor.

Thanks for pointing me to your blog. There are some really great shots there that you've taken with the NEX. How do you find using a camera with no EVF? I really dislike the idea of holding the camera at arms' length using the rear screen (although I can see that the ability to tilt it has lots of uses). Am I just being an old fart and demanding a proper VF?


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Dec 28, 2012 18:22 |  #15

EWR72 wrote in post #15417480 (external link)
Hi Paul, I bought a Sony Nex-C3 as a small travel camera and have been very impressed with the IQ of this little camera. I own a 1Ds mark2 and a Canon 500D among other cameras and find myself getting out and shooting with the nex a lot as it is very lightweight and handy to take on holidays, outings etc. Here are a few examples from it......
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Reflections of Melbourne.............​. (external link) by EROB2012 (external link), on Flickr

I have also written a few BLOG posts on my wordpress blog about travelling with the Sony Nex if you´re interested. I´d love to get the Nex-6 but don´t have the funds but it looks a cool little camera with the viewfinder and nice form factor.


Is that with the kit lens?


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