Best MILC camera for low light?

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For those of you who have tried various MILC formats, which do you think has the best performance with low light? OM-D with it's 5-axis IBIS & fast prime or an APS-C sized sensor body also with fast prime? Tempted to get another OM-D by Christmas specifically for low light work (guessing prices will drop with new bodies), but I'd also consider something like an NEX-6 or X-E1 with fast prime. I'm pretty happy with the V1 for everything daylight related, but the 1 system falls apart in low light...though beats every mirrorless camera in AF. :wink:
 
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One of the Fujis with the 35/1.4. The 35 is really a sweet performer now.
 
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After using the NEX-7, E-M5 and NEX-6, I find the NEX-6 performs best with the SAL1650 lens via the LA-EA2 adapter (haven't tried this combo with the NEX-7). Very accurate and fast even in low light, but not so portable lol

However, the NEX-6 alone with the SEL24f1.8, SEL35f1.8 or the kit 18-55 lens, it wasn't that great in low light. Same story with the NEX-7.
 
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I haven't used the nex so cant comment but the Fuji is 2 stops better than the 16mp Olympus sensor
 
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... so the fuji x-trans sensor is actually something new and improved?

I heard the term some time ago, but assumed it was marketing hype, but it's come up a lot lately. Of course it has to compete agains the Nikon 7100 for low light. It comes down to how do you hold your camera ...
 
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without question. its like going from a d300 to a d700 in terms of the difference in output.
Gonna have to try Fuji out. I just want a one lens setup. I wonder if I'm better off getting the X100S? I'd stick to the Nikon 1 to handle my MILC shooting for daytime due to the AF.
 

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