Leica M8 vs NEX 5n: M8 wins!!!
I have come down to the conclusion, after owning a Nex 5n for a year, that my trusty M8 has much better image quality in most situations. Although the Nex 5n has more megapixels, the M8 holds more detail, especially when I upsize in photoshop. This is due to the M8 not having the AA filter I am sure. Another major issue is the M8 seems to have more dynamic range by far. Color is less exaggerated and is more natural in the M8 than the NEX. Yes, the NEX has better high ISO but I have been finding out the M8 can be used in 90% of any of the lighting conditions I encounter. With fast sharp Leica M mount glass, the high ISO of the NEX becomes less attractive. It is amazing that a sensor design from 2006 (2005?) is outperforming the much newer NEX 5n. I can comfortably say the M8 is still a great camera, in fact, tremendous if you can get a clean one for $1,700 or so. I will be emotional here and say I really love my M8!!!