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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Low Light ISO samples:
ISO 6400_nf-off
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ISO 6400_nf-off
Noise Filter = Off, Sharpness = -2
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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Low Light ISO samples
Olympus OM-D E-M5 Low Light ISO samples
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Uploaded: Mar 9, 2012 (UTC)
Focal length: 45 mm
Shutter speed: 1/50 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 6400
Exposure comp.: ±0.00

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Total comments: 11
SW Gumbiner

I have a hard time understanding how these shots can be called low light. It's pretty obvious that there is a fairly strong front light. That said, the noise level at the higher ISO is still pretty good IMHO. I don't know of a camera that won't give you noise at ISO 6400.

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peterjaena

I agree.... this is a high ISO test... not low light. Would be great if they did an actual low light test, which is what we really encounter in real world shooting. Eg. 1/15s f1.8 ISO 3200 and higher.

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Russ Houston

Very impressive! Well done, Oly!

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1971_M5

I was going into this thinking I'd make a snide remark -- but it really looks very good.

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brunobarolo

Noise reduction is much too strong, IMO, killing a lot of detail even in the "Noise Fiter = Off" setting.

I don't mind if it's high in the standard setting, but I want to have the option to turn it down much further. Sadly, that seems to be impossible in jpg mode.

Not good, Oly :(

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zigi_S

All olympus DSLRs and mirrorless to date had and have the option to turn noise filter to off. I really can't phantom where did you get that nonsense.

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brunobarolo

Did you have a look at the samples? Obviously not.

Even with the "Noise Filter = Off" setting there is still a lot of noise reduction being applied.

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OniMirage

Perhaps we are viewing mostly the following at work?

Noise Filter = Off, Sharpness = "-2" (negative two)

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finitude

I don't think you're seeing the product of noise reduction, but rather compression artifacts resulting from the jpg engine. Remember that jpg compression has the practical effect of filtering noise by dividing the image into many "quadrants" and "grouping" pixels within certain tonal ranges. A proper assessment requires the raw files, of course, but this gives a pretty good idea of the camera's performance at high ISO. Like other's have said, you do need low light to fully assess the treatment of noise, but these preliminary shots are certainly very encouraging.

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1972 snr

yeah, i think so too.

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gergelz12

Looks pretty sharp if you ask me.

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Total comments: 11