Originally Posted by the shah
the NEX has a full APS-C sensor same size as most entry and mid level dslrs, the 7 will blow most out of the water. couple that with zeiss e mount lens (phatguido has or had that system) and it's unstoppable portability/quality ratio
I still wonder if I should have got the NEX-7 as it does appeal to me. But the factors against it were...
m43 has better selection of available lenses
Panasonic has better firmware design than Sony
GX1 has faster AF than NEX, especially in low light
NEX produces more noise under low light conditions than GX1
But the biggest factor is this: There appears to be nothing with equivalent performance to the Pana 20mm F1.7 lens on the NEX with a form factor that isn't crazy big. So ultimately as good as the NEX is, it cannot give me the same level of performance in a truly pocket-able camera.