XE-1 vs OMD vs NX200 quick test

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Wolf, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    So for the fun of it I did a quick test to compare these cameras

    first we have the samsung, taken with the kit lens (don't have the 30mm yet) 20-50mm @ 3.5 , iso 1600


    next up the xe1 with the 35mm @ 1.8, iso 1000


    and last but not least, the omd with the 45mm @ 1.8 and iso 800


    AWB was set to auto, shots were in jpg , except for the omd which was in raw
    The omd was the fastest to focus, then xe and samsung (but with crappy kit lens)
    also notice the samsung is 20mp, so i resized a bit

    My personal fave is the OMD shot, but i could have got the xe-1 shot better tbh ;)
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    +1 on the OMD version.
  3. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Another vote for the Olympus :)
  4. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    I just did some "new" shots, and I can even get the olympus shot razorsharp at iso 400 while using MF (was testing MF on the omd)
    The XE1 new firmware didn't make AF much faster btw
  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I think the OMD will be preferred because it's closest to the correct DOF for this particular shot. It'd like to see the Fuji at around f4...that should have The Thing's whole head in focus, but still keep his shoulders slightly OOF. Plus, the lens is a fair bit sharper when you stop it down a bit.
  6. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    That is better. You need to accept that the Fuji is FINE up to ISO6400. I know it doesn't seem right, but you should never fear f4:2thumbs:
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  8. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    Yea but it's amazin the 45mm F1.8 can be nice and sharp at 1.8 and iso 400 while the XE1 struggles with AF at iso 1250 and F2
    and let's not forget the XE1 bigger sensor size ofc
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    OMD +1

    The 45/1.8 is just a pretty awesome lens in general. The trio of the 17/1.8, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8 are looking great on my new silver OMD. Just need to add the 12/2. Maybe Oly will give us a 100/2 too!
  10. dixeyk

    dixeyk Guest

    Of all the shots I like the f4 version of the XE-1 shot
  11. nianys

    nianys Veteran

    Sep 10, 2012
    You know I'm gonna be the oddball here and say I kinda like the Samsung shot ?! How is the AF on that thing ?? Is it a NX200 you got ??
  12. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    the shot is F2 :)

    it would like that trio too,armanius

    which of the 3 lenses do you prefer most ?
  13. Wolf

    Wolf Veteran

    Mar 4, 2012
    Lol, the samsung is by far the worst imo, but i don't blame the samsung because it's with the kit lens (no IS) and 1600 iso

    focus is ok, but again, should be a lot better with the 30mm f2
  14. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Low light AF on the Samsung is still nowhere near the E-M5, even when it does have the 30mm pancake fitted. The speed isn't too bad, but it needs a stronger point of contrast than the Olympus to lock on to.