You do mean the NEX-5 and not the NEX-5N, don't you? That's would be strange because the NEX-5 has major corner problems in term of color casts and softness with wide-angle M-lenses. As far as I've been able to find, the jury is still out on the NEX-5N, but Steve Huff's is categoric and convincing that the NEX-7 having corner problems with wide-angle M-lenses, which he shows that the GXR-M does not. Although it's a matter of taste, from what I can see in Huff's examples, I like the color rendition of the GXR-M better than that of the NEX-7. Actually, the color accuracy of the GXR-M is better than that of either the M8 or the M9. Frankly, the GXR-M together with the RPP raw processor is currently, in my view, unbeatable:
Naw, I think the nex 5 leaves the GXR in a pretty shaky state thanks to hands down superior MF, not needing annoying profiles for wide angles, a much superior EVF and better value. Ricohs menus are something only a fanboy would brag about and the Sony matches it there thanks to excellent customization too, despite that always being used as a cheap shot but the anti sony brigade. Honestly even when reviewers try to say this or that about the IQ being better on the GXR m-mount, it comes off as just a bone being thrown and not anything based outside of opinion because they never post samples that actually show it. But we all have one and mine is just that too, kinda why I would only settle for the real deal.
You Can Stop Missing Kodachrome Now
I was very interested in the NEX-7 because it looks like, and may be, a great camera — but not for wide-angle M-lenses, which is what I am interested in.
Ricoh GXR M-Module
Edited by malland, 29 October 2011 - 09:48.