Originally Posted by markr041
The EOS-M is
much better than the NEX-5N
, as is evident in the video and in my extensive experience with it. Thanks for the info on the NEX-R, which I did not compare. I am glad they upgraded the auto focus, which was astonishingly bad.
The EOS-M is much cheaper than the NEX-5R, so if its quality is comparable that is news (has Sony allowed manual control of audio yet in the NEX line (no)? provided an input for non-proprietary external regular mics (no)?). Audio is critical for video. Non-defeatable AGC audio might be ok for a P&S, but is inexcusable for a serious video camera.
You simply cannot do manual focus in bright sunlight with an lcd screen *handheld*. In fact, spot focus using the finger on the screen to point to what should be in focus does better than manual focus (the EOS-M does have magnified focus (10x or 5X), but no focus peaking except using ML).
Flower videos are just for comparison. Real videos have people and events.
- bigger sensor
- less pixels
- higher resolution video
- focus peaking
- better audio (?) - (I know nothing about audio, since I never use the original in-camera audio)
* You have a canon with the latest firmware. Does your 5N has the latest one? The canon may be a LITTLE bit better focusing in video mode, but in picture mode, even with the latest firmware, it is BAD!
* Manual focus is quite easy once you get the hang of it. I use lenses with no OIS and manual focus in my NEX and my videos look good. In bright sunlight I use focus peaking and sometimes an LCD viewfinder. It makes it bigger, but its great for stabilization.
* The EOS M is not a cheap camera. You just bought it in the right moment because it wasn't selling well.
* I cant see in your comparison how the canon is THAT much better. The focus (in your video) is better? Yes! What else? The canon loses a lot of detail in dark areas because of the high contrast. I think you are being fooled by in-camera processing. The canon video is more pleasing because it has more color, contrast and sharpening, but thats just processing. You can do the same with the sony.
but dont get me wrong, the canon is a great camera for those who want an APS in their pocket, but its not that better than the others. For that price though, it is the one to get