I am in market for new mid range camera for still images(not video). I am currently a Canon T2i user.
I originally posted the question as: Olympus EM-1 vs Nikon D7100. But that got me thinking, there is a broader question with no clear answer I could find.
Mirrorless cameras are the latest trend and I don't want to spend more than $2000 on camera alone. I have been trying to compare best mirrorless vs dslr cameras. But more research has led me confused, mirrorless cameras are still new in market (thus, lenses are limited, maybe expensive)and DSLRs are considered dinosaurs.
In Mirrorless cameras, Olympus EM-1 , Fuji XT-1 and Sony A7 stand out in the price range. But Fuji XT-1 lens are very limited and Sony A7 is too expensive. I really liked Fuji XT-1 dial setup but lenses are few.
Additionally, various review sites I have been to, rate Olympus EM-1 as top mirrorless camera in that range.
Nikon D7100 is a standout DSLR offering a wide dynamic range and is the best midrange DSLR when it comes to images. However, I am more concerned about the weight of the body itself(close to 1 kilo). But has an advantage of larger megapixel file.
There is very few information regarding any comparison between Nikon D7100 and Olympus EM-1. Snapsort gives EM-1 a rating which I find is too low. I think mirror lenses can be attached to mirrorless bodies, which can drive down cost.
Has anyone done any analysis as far as photos are concerned? Any useful head-to-head comparison/sites/experiences will be welcomed.
Points to consider
- Image quality (details)
- Camera Performance in low light
- Lenses Variety and Affordability
- Landscape and Architecture Photography(stupid point, still I added)
- Ease of use(Includes Weight), Durability
- Budget (Including Lenses should not exceed $3000)
Snapsort Comparison : here
Top Mirrorless comparison: link2