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What explains the vast differences in perceived sharpness when comparing GX7 and E-M5?

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What explains the vast differences in perceived sharpness when comparing GX7 and E-M5?
May 7, 2014

I was trying to get a sense of how well different lenses perform when I noticed by chance that there is a huge difference between p-sharpness scores and others when comparing even just the Panasonic kit lens between the E-M5 and Panasonic GX7.


For the Panasonic kit lense, we are looking at 4 Mpixels (on Gx7) and 7 Mpixels (on E-M5). Similar observations can be made when looking at the Olympus 17mm 1.8, or Panasonic 20mm 1.7.

These numbers create the impression that the E-M5 or perhaps E-M10 are vastly superior to the GX7, but am I missing something here?

I'll just throw this question in the room: What explains these not small but vast differences?

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Olympus SZ-30MR Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS
Olympus OM-D E-M10 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7
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