Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Anders W
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Re: Food for thought - FF vs M4/3's cost
In reply to rrr_hhh, Mar 26, 2013

rrr_hhh wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

DarkShift wrote:

Tempted huh?

Actually many photographers that already have FF cameras have bought OMD as secondary kit for personal or even professional use. The size vs. performance ratio of OMD with fe. Zuiko 45/1.8 is excellent.

5D2 wins in resolution and better high ISO noise, but loses to OMD in low ISO shadow noise and dynamic range (2/3 EV with low ISO in DxOmark screen mode). Also OM-D's sensor has better IQ than Canon's APS sensors according to DxOMark.

I'm having a hard time believing that the 5dII has worse shadow noise performance at low ISO's than the OMD, but I'll find out (I'm aware of some banding). The dynamic range is slightly better at base ISO but not once you start climbing and there are other IQ parameters where the Canon wins. Ultimately it's a bigger sensor, and whilst not state of the art, I'd expect it to be better, and overall it is.

The 5D2 is still a better sensor than the E-M5, just look at DXO mark results here.

This depends on what you look at. Better in some ways, worse in others. Note that DxO does not measure pattern noise/banding and that, as DarkShift correctly points out, the E-M5 has better base-ISO DR and thus shadow noise, even before considering the 5D2 banding issue.

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