Sony A7 vs Fujifilm XT-1 vs Olympus E-M1. Image: stevehuffphoto.com
We are fortunate to be in the 21st century as when buying new camera, we do not have to bother buying films to make great photographs. Thanks to digital technology, we are not worried about running out of film reel as focus error, diafrafma choose the wrong size or because of the people we photograph are not ready, for example, forget to smile or his eyes blink.
Now you can delete the photos you do not want without a headache, so you are free to be creative with a camera, of course because of digital technology.
You also do not need to print the whole of your photos, you can now take advantage of computer technology and Wi-Fi to share your photos on various social media networks without sending printed photos for your family or friends. You can also buying various types of cameras, such as compact-system cameras, DSLR cameras, and now you have another option, namely mirrorless camera.
With the mirrorless camera, you can create photographs that can compete with the quality of the photos produced by digital SLR cameras, especially compact-system cameras. The Size and body weight mirrorless cameras are usually smaller and lighter than a DSLR camera or prosumer cameras.
If you have more budget, then you can buy a high-end mirrorless cameras like the Fujifilm X-T1, Sony A7 and 7R, or Olympus OMD EM1. All three of these brands do not need to doubt the quality of the lens and its features, but you are not going to buy all of them unless you really enthusiast camera with limitless budget, then you can at any time to test the ability of the cameras in the same occasion, for example when you vacation to various places of interest around the world.
If you have a free chance to test the ability of all great cameras mentioned above, the main concern is definitely the quality of the image to be generated by each camera. From the size of the sensor, Sony A7 is more superior than the other two cameras. Sony A7 has a full frame sensor size, equivalent to the size of films and digital SLR cameras, like the Nikon D800E or Canon EOS 5D.
The resolution images on the Sony A7R also more detail with 24MP/36MP resolution, compared to 16 MP on XT1 Fuji, and Olympus EM1. Of course a full frame sensor camera produces an image quality that is crisp and clear, especially in poor light conditions. The ability to record details of the image area that is very bright and very dark conditions also better.
However, Fujifilm XT-1 has a X-Trans sensor, which is smaller than a full frame sensor, but has a unique design and the sharpness and picture quality in dark light conditions, not much different from a full frame sensor camera. Furthermore EM1 Olympus, which has a four thirds sensor, the smaller of the two cameras above, and the picture quality is quite good up to ISO 1600, and it is true if you are forced to take the photo above ISO 1600 are usually a lot of noise, even though there is a professional camera that can minimize the noise, but the picture that will be produced is usually not so natural.
If you are serious about testing the cameras, then you will further test the performance or the performance of the autofocus speed. In the aspect of autofocus speed, the Olympus OMD EM1 successfully demonstrated the fastest performance, especially when photographing subjects that are not moving. Fujifilm XT1 slightly more reliable than the Olympus when following a moving subject (AF-tracking). Sony A7 and especially Sony A7R was ranked last because the Sony autofocus is slowest especially in dark lighting conditions or when you use the Sony A7 indoors.
Fujifilm XT-1 has a design like an analog camera / film with the aperture setting on the lens, shutter speed and ISO at the top of the camera. While Olympus OMD EM1 despite impressive classical design from the outside, but the setting is much more modern than XT-1 . For fans of classic shades camera, it will be confused when choosing Fujifilm XT-1 or Olympus OMD EM1.
The most modern design of course Sony , because it is simple and reflects the 21st century cameras. However, if you have experience with analog camera would be like interface XT1. Meanwhile, if you prefer a camera with modern controls like a DSLR camera will definitely like Olympus, and especially Sony. Now, you just make sure if you are fond of the genre from the classical era, the semi - classical or follow the trend of the new century?
Among the three cameras, the Olympus OMD EM1 has larger handles or grips. It’s seems to be more comfortable and steady when shooting, especially when you put a length lens, so the comfort factor is very important when you are taking outdoor or sports scenes a distance away from your normal eye, so it takes a telephoto lens, which certainly is longer than a standard lens.
If you are concerned with the images that shake in low-light conditions, the Olympus EM1 has a built-in shift stabilization 5 Axis capable hands to prevent vibration affecting the sharpness of the camera. Meanwhile, Fujifilm XT1 has the largest viewfinder, and innovative enough that manual focusing aid like a split-prism viewfinder in an SLR camera analog / film. And the advantages of Sony A7, as already mentioned above, Sony A7 has a larger image sensor.
If you are concerned with the images that shake in low-light conditions, the Olympus EM1 has a built-in 5 Axis shift stabilization qualified, to prevent hand-shake that can affect the sharpness of your photos. Meanwhile, Fujifilm XT1 has the largest viewfinder, and innovative enough that manual focusing aid like a split-prism viewfinder in an SLR camera analog / film. And the advantages of Sony A7, as already mentioned above, Sony A7 has a larger image sensor.
In the hope that you will see other reviews of these cameras, then there are many photographers who agreed , that the picture quality of Sony A7, especially Sony A7R is the best. Furthermore, Olympus OMD EM1 is superior in performance, ergonomics, has a collection of more lenses, and features (stabilization and touchscreen). Meanwhile Fujifilm XT-1 has a unique design like the analog cameras, and most dependable autofocus for photographing moving subjects.
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Essentially all of these cameras have good quality. I agree that all three of these cameras Suitable for hobby, even for professional users, for example, for certain types of photography.
If you need to determine the best overall camera because a lot of advantages, it seems Olympus OMD EM1 most suitable, but it all comes back to your taste as a photographer, and it is certainly true every photographer has a unique style in photography, both as photographers and photography profsional just as hobbies for creativity. Perhaps the price factor is also important to take an important decision to choose one of them.
If you are curious, you can find answers to your anxiety, which make use of the Google search engine to read the reviews of the other reviewers on the Internet or you go to the store closest to the camera can sense directly every camera you are dreaming, and compare them with each Its main competitor.