Switching to mirrorless.. Nikon or Sony?

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  1. f18

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    Hey guys,

    I have been thinking a lot about switching to mirrorless, and recently I was reading about the new Nikon 1 V3. It looks really nice, especially as it comes with the EVF etc. I was thinking it was a choice between either that or the NEX7. I've been looking at comparisons such as this one (Nikon 1 V3 vs Sony NEX-7 - Cameras Specs Comparison), and it seems quite even. The 1 V3 comes with an EVF which I like, and the EXPEED 4 seems to be great with that 20fps, although I don't think I really need that! The focus system seems superior too.

    On the other hand I think I trust Sony more when it comes to mirrorless, the sensor is bigger and there are more (I think?) lenses available. Also the sample shots of the V3 don't look so great.... https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonfrance/sets/72157642287620513

    Actually, after writing the pros and cons out, I am definitely leaning towards Sony.. Any advice?

    Thanks


     
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    Have you considered the Fuji Film x-t1 or x-100s? This is something that I have been considering as a second body more for travel and street photography.
     
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    If I would consider mirrorless I wouldnt go with either.
    Currently the only mirrorless camera that really impresses me is the Sony A7 or A7R
    If thats not for you then the Fuji X-T1 as ronlane said is a good option and there are few more like the Olympus OM-D camera line which I heard is impressive.
     
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    I would go to a high end sony or go to a fuji. I'm not impressed with the v3, it has a small sensor for it's price.
     
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    Yeah, I don't follow mirrorless as much... I just pay attention to FPS and AF speeds as I do a lot of action shooting. So if it were looking for mirrorless I'd be all over the a6000.

    I think someone on the Sony subforum said the A7 was best for landscape?
     
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    a6000 probably would be better for sports, for general use the A7/R is very good.

    My only worry with Sony is that they seems to be all over the place, they dont seem to focus at one thing in particular and I dont know in the long term is it smart to commit to a system that I dont know 100% if it will be there in lets say 5 years from now.
    In general we can see there is a big change starting to sweep the photography world but I dont think anyone knows exactly what is going to be the next standard.
    Thats why I rather stick to DSLR, it will not go away anytime soon, its a proven mature technology and I am sure while it looks like both Canon and Nikon are not showing any interest in moving ahead that they have deep in their R&D basement room the prototype for the next big thing (well I hope so anyways).
     
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    I'm confident the Alpha mount will be around for a while. Sony may move away from using a mirror in the SLT's but as long as it's still A mount it doesn't much matter.
     
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    The Nikon V was a bad idea from inception; the V3 is a bad idea with duct tape.

    Sony is schizophrenic and doesn't know who they're making cameras for. Here they go abandoning the NEX now. The A7 is a great camera Sony just forgot one thing: lenses. Oops! those can be important if you want to actually use the camera. If you buy a Sony camera Sony will abandon you in their next schizophrenic episode.

    Fuji rules mirrorless. Fuji makes cameras for photographers. Fuji makes lenses for the cameras they make for photographers.

    Back in the old film days we had rule: Lenses take pictures, cameras hold film. In other words you buy a lens and/or lens system as first priority and then you select the camera body to use with those lenses. It's a little more complex today, but that should still be the rule.

    If you look at the Nikon V system lenses, the Sony system they're currently abandoning or forgot to fully create lenses, and the Fuji XF system lenses a logical choice becomes crystal clear.

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    Please tell us more about how the axxxx series isn't replacing the NEX series... Or does a different naming scheme = abandoning?
     
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    I'm not the only one who's noticed: f?-t?-gr?-f?: Sony's Upcoming Full-Frame NEX-9 Makes Me Angry (UPDATED: Names are A7 and A7r)
     

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