E5 - Are you angry with Olympus?

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E5 - Are you angry with Olympus?
Dec 28, 2010

Well, everyone who's bought one seems to be raving over how the new weaker AA filter has significantly improved the image quality of the E5 over all the previous models, despite it looking as if the base silicon hasn't changed much.

So, why didn't they just do this with models such as E30 and E620. Wouldn't this have given owners of these cameras pretty much the same fantastic IQ that people say they are seeing? (certainly at base ISO - maybe higher as well)

Even cameras such as the E3, E420, 520 which are known to have strong AA filters and fairly soft per pixel sharpness, shouldn't be that far off - 10MP is so close to 12 as to be fairly insignificant.

Leaving aside the other improvements that are undoubtedly in the E5, and concentrating purely on IQ, for all those that own any of the above (and to be honest, it probably extends to cameras like the E1 as well), how do you feel about the fact that Oly didn't put an E5 style weak AA filter in those cameras all those years ago?

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