Sony A7r, Fuji X-E2, Panasonic GH3 - DOF and Noise comparisons.


On the question of how the A7r affects the Panasonic GH3 and X-E2 I have, I thought it might be nice to work with the three formats for a while, since all offer different things.

Below are some comparisons illustrating that difference.

Firstly Depth of Field. This is a comparison between -

Sony A7r - Nikon 28mm - ISO 1600 - 1/30th. sec. at f/5.6

Fuji X-E2 - 18-55mm zoom at 18mm - ISO 1600 - 1/30th. sec. at f/5.6

Panasonic GH3 14-140mm zoom at 14mm - ISO 1600 - 1/30th. sec. at f/5.6


Below are some blowups to show how each camera / sensor renders ISO 1600 on a standard OOC jpg.


I'm happy with each format and combination, each has it's own advantages and drawbacks. As I have written many times, I'm far less enthusiastic about the limited depth-of-field of a 35mm / 'Full-frame' sensor than many others. However, I've used this format with film and digital and it's by some distance the format I've used most as a photographer, so I'm familiar with it and know how to get what I want out from it.

All the cameras produce top-class results, I enjoy using all of them and each leads me into a different creative direction. It will be nice to have the options, though how long this lasts, who knows. 

For my continuing SONY A7r OWNER ASSESSMENT - Click Here

All original material on this blog is © Soundimageplus

N.B. to see more on the cameras and lenses featured in this post click on the relevant labels (tags and keywords) at the bottom of this post.

For comment and discussion join the Soundimageplus Blog Readers Group at Google+