chris joy wrote in post #14125159
The Nex 5n/7 both resolve more detail when printed,
True, but you need an excellent lens to get them to do it. My NEX-7/G45 combo produces a hugely impressive amount of detail, but the three E-Mount lenses I've tried on it (16/2.8, 18-55 kit, 30 macro) have all made me hang my head in sadness and despair.
that combined with better AF and the stunning EVF on the 7 pushed me over the edge.
So far I've actually not been impressed with the 7's EVF - at least not as much as I'd hoped to be. It's definitely better than the X100's, but not by a tremendous degree. One thing that bothers me to no end is that you have to have your eye directly centered, down to the millimeter, in order to avoid blurring.
I would personally opt for the Nex5n with the Zeiss 24/1.8 for just a few hundred more than the X100 unless you absolutely have to have the OVF.
Or unless you need something small. The size of the 24/1.8 totally negates the compactness of the 5n (or the 7, for that matter). The X100, however, fits in all of my jacket and cargo pockets. I will say, though, that the 5n is a really excellent deal for the IQ of which it's capable. One extra jogwheel wouldn't kill them, though!
With low light or really bright light (I live in Florida so there's always sun), I found the OVF to be useless so I rarely used it. The X100 certainly has its fans that will probably flame me, but it just didn't work for me. Those are just my experiences, YMMV.
No flaming here. The X100 is a huge case of "to each their own." I personally love the OVF and get a bit depressed when I switch over to the EVF on the 7. I agree on bright light, though - it does make framing tough.
I dunno, maybe it's because I lusted after one for well over a year, but I'm totally infatuated with my X100. It's definitely slower than I'd like, but other than that it feels pretty much like the photography experience I've always wanted. I doubt I'd be happy for long with it as my only camera, though.