Originally Posted by Wingbreaker
No matter what lens you put on an nex5n the video will not match this gopro. I own a $700 Voightlander lens that I put on the nex5n and no matter what you do the bit rate on the nex5n is garbage. The gopro lens is nice actually. Larger resolution gives you more detail. I never do presentation in the larger res you just go down to 1080 anyway. But what the larger res also does is give you the ability to correct the footage more in post. Albeit it is not RAW Cinema DNG or anything but it is still 2.7k, much better than 1080 and the nex5n for video will never compare unless the unleash that bit rate, but still that wont be better because you are dealing with much more pixels. more pixels = more detail. And no, I am not exaggerating...
you're a pro so you know that more pixels do not necessarily translate into more detail. Lens quality and sensor size are factors that may limit you from getting the extra detail even though the resolution it is capable to produce is high.
Wide angle lens is also a concern to me, even when we choose narrow and let go pro to crop the video. Post process? well extra hassle.
To me, shooting in 1080 50/60p at 28m and editing in the same quality is more simple and trusty rather than rendering from higher res to 1080. The result? garbage bit rate you may say but it is enough for me.