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But the OM-D doesn't have any fast wide lens, unless it's ok with manual focus (17/0.95).
To OP, you need to specify your needs:
* How important is a small size?
* Is AF necessary?
* Do you consider money as a problem?
* How much do you care about image quality?
This is my evaluation of some current EVIL cameras:
Nex 5N (+ EVF): Great IQ, but camera is made for newbies. Feels like a joke to handle. EVF makes it a bit clumpsy. The system lacks good, fast wider native glass. Zeiss 24/1.8 is big, expensive and its IQ not on par with Zeiss' M-mount options. Takes basically every lens made for any system, hence great for alt lenses.
Nex 7. Better handling than the 5N, but works less good with alt glass.
OM-D. Great looking, and handling. Due to small sensor there is a lack of fast wide glass. Native glass can be relatively expensive but also good, as the 12/2, 45/1.8 and 75/1.8. Not good for alt lenses. IQ worse than the others, doesn't handle colors so well imo.
M9: Expensive to say at least, not so good on higher ISO and annoying MFD. Glass can be expensive. Unmatched IQ. Every pro + con with a rangefinder.
M8: As above plus even worse for high ISO. IR problems, and manual coding of lenses. At low ISO and with good glass, unmatched IQ. One of the best digital cameras for B&W photography. Expensive, especially with fast (wide/normal) glass.
V1/J1: Only if you need fast AF and can live without DOF control.
X-Pro: Great IQ, immature system. Few lenses (yet). As with every Fuji camera, annoying in handling but delivers great IQ. A bit expensive, no market for used lenses.
Note: There is no way to rank these systems. They all have their pro's and con's and it's up to you which system that fits your needs.
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