EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

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amtberg
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Re: What difference does it make?
In reply to Landscapephoto99, 10 months ago

Landscapephoto99 wrote:

It was subcontracted by Olympus to Panasonic, but it is Olympus' design. It has better high ISO than the E-M5 according to dpreview and others, it has better DR, slightly higher resolution, color and great AF. Competition does wonderful things. Maybe next time Olympus will contract out with Fuji or Toshiba for their sensors.

How it performs is the only thing that matters, but I don't think that Olympus actually designs any sensors.  They spec'd Panasonic's top sensor, arranged with them to have PADF added, and then they did their usual great job with the image processing components and software.

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