Currently comparing a Sony NEX 3n with an APSC sized sensor, to a Panasonic G6, which sports a Micro four thirds sensor.
There should be notable differences between the two in terms of dynamic range, colour depth, noise performance and general image quality.
Here’s the rub – I just don’t see it.
Now, that’s not a bad thing, and there may be many reasons for that – my monitor is of standard laptop resolution (read crap), and secondly I am no expert in these matters. I can fire up the DPR studio comparometer thingy me jiggy, compare various cameras and give an opinion, but in real life everyday testing I gotta say, the differences (to me) are minimal.
I admit to being an APSC snob – the idea of paying close to 1k for a M43 body, zoom and prime lens seems absurd. Sh!t I can get a K30 with the same set up for cheaper. I can almost get a Nikon D7100 with the 50mm 1.4 and a crappy third party zoom for the same money.
So why would I?
To be fair, the Panny’s have a fantastic UI, really user friendly (listen up Sony, listen even harder Olympus!). Great touch screen, touch to focus and shoot etc. Great EVF. Lots and lots of lenses (you again Sony) and as of right now, the most important thing, the bodies are TINY. The G6 fits in my palm, even with an external flash attached it doesn’t weigh much. I would need forearms like Arnie to hold a D7100 or K30 like that, and the Pentax is considered diminutive for a DSLR.
So why wouldn’t I?
I’m a snob.
P.S Pretty much every pic in this ‘episode’ is UNPROCESSED. Sh!t, even I can hardly believe it!