OLYmpus OMD E5 Image quality and Hish ISO Beats K5, NEX7 & D7000

Started May 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
stuntmonkey
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Re: Sharpening? Understood
In reply to Bajerunner, May 3, 2012

Bajerunner wrote:

Noted. But, usually with oversharpeninjg, as the ISO gets higher in samples, there is break up of the image, splotchiness etc. The OMD suffers no more from that than the others, RAW or JPEG.

Am I wrong?

You can see that there is a dramatic difference between jpeg and RAW. The Oly images are more acute , but the level of detail is about the same. Nikon images are intentionally less sharp so that the user can selectively apply it afterwards. With the RAW images, the differences are different, but not necessarily better. There are a lot of things that impact acuity, such as the bypass filter, demosaicing, etc.

Maybe not as exuberant as me, but surely something to seriously consider as jarring the market a bit??

You are comparing a newer sensor against relatively older designs, so with the advance of time, you would expect the gap to decrease. Besides, sensor size has nothing to do with it... if you have equally sized pixel wells, then you should see approximately the same level of performance. On a per pixel basis, 12mp on m4/3 should be roughly the equivalent to 18mp on DX... until now m4/3 lagged because of fabrication and technology, not because there is something inferior about m4/3.

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