Compare resolution E-30 vs E-5

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TorsteinH Senior Member • Posts: 1,091
Compare resolution E-30 vs E-5

Today I made a unscientific comparance of the resolution and sharpness of my new E-5 vs my old E-30. On my screen the differnece was large. The same picture was taken from the same tripod position with the ZD50mm at f/2.8

Here is the big picture:

Here is the E-30 zoomed in 2:1:

Here is the E-5 zoomed in

I am not quite sure that I made the optimal test but the difference was larger than I expected! The E-5 is a lot sharper and there is a lot more information in the files.

(Looking at the pictures I now see that I have made them at different f/stops, not my intention, I will be back tomorrow with a correct test. E-30 was set at f/2.8 while the E-5 was set at f/4.5. Strange as I set exposure manually on both.

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