e-PM1 beats NEX-5N

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Mark Thornton
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e-PM1 beats NEX-5N
Nov 26, 2011

and the Nikon D7000 as well in the studio scene comparison

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympusepm1/page20.asp

Move the area to the checker board patch at the top right (or top left of the scene). The NEX and Nikon samples are heavily affected by CA and probably out of focus as well.

Now look at the piece of paper at the bottom front of the scene. The Nikon sample seems closer to being in focus than any other.

OK, so these differences probably say more about the lenses and test conditions than they do about the bodies in use. The D7000 seems particularly affected, in that many parts of the scene appear worse than I would expect.

So take care in interpreting these scene comparisons. We are magnifying tiny details and drawing conclusions (as in my title) which may reflect something other than the body/sensor capabilities. Alternatively we might say that the e-pm1 is given an advantage by the use of a spectacular lens (presumably the ZD50).

Mark

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