- Apr 17, 2010
- Near Philadephila
Probably not worth a thread yet. As of now, if they'd put a screen as good as the Nex with the same type of flip up mechanism on the LX5 or 7 or something, it would leap back into first place for decent light street shooting. Because of the hyperfocal setup and incredible depth of field. The Nex is better for low light but the sensor is a bit big for hyperfocal so you pretty much need to use the AF, which fortunately is quite good and with the flip up screen, you can SEE to line it up and use it. With the LX5, I'm often shooting blind so my AF point would miss the target if I was using AF. The Nex is already much better in low light with the 16mm and will be low light heaven when the Zeiss 24 f1.7 comes out within the next few months.Ray, Your bringing up all the good points of the LX5. I totally agree. It's as fast as a Leica on Hyperfocal Distance. I"m interested in hearing how you compare the Nex5 to the LX5. Maybe we should start a thread on that.
That's my full assessment as of now. Things will no doubt change. That flip up screen probably wouldn't matter for a lot of folks, for me its the best thing since dental floss and sliced bread. Personal style thing.