a6000 & E-PM2 sensors: same performance at pixel level

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a6000 & E-PM2 sensors: same performance at pixel level
5 months ago

The two sensors (the E-PM2 is the Sony sensor Olympus used in several cameras) have almost the same pixel pitch 3.74μm & 3.88μm.

And at the pixel level their performance is practically identical. In DXOmark select screen so the results are not normalized by downsampling. This gives pixel-level performance.

SNR 18%, Dynamic Range, Tonal Range, Color Sensitivity all practically overlay until the a6000 shows a bump at ISO 12800.

Sony has definitely made progress in PDAF, but they may have plateaued (at a high level) in basic performance. The a6000 advantage is all about more area rather than better basic performance. Basically the 16MP m43 sensor outperformed the 16MP APS-C Sony sensors considering its smaller pixels, and Sony has now brought the 16MP m43 pixel performance to APS-C.

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Sony-A6000-versus-Olympus-PEN-E-PM2___942_840

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