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Captured: Apr 8, 2012
Uploaded: Apr 28, 2012 (UTC)
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F4.6
ISO: 200
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Total comments: 2

The first item I look at when reading a Dpreview camera review is dynamic range. If poor dynamic range the rest is academic. The next item I look at are the sample pictures. The OMD has great dynamic range according to the plots shown. The sample pictures belie that plot. Picture P3230112 of the houses on the right, tree on the left and water tower in the background looks as if it was taken with and older cell phone. This picture is so bad it needs explanation in the review. How can a $1000 camera take such a poor picture? Picture P1030069 of the snowmobiles shows a white line wherever there is a dark object against a white background or at the top of the plastic wind shields. This may be a jpeg artifact but should be explained. The pictures in general have too much contrast and poor dynamic range. Why the difference between the pictures and the dynamic range plot?

Richard Butler

P3230112 is shot with the Cross Process II Art Filter and +1EV exposure compensation, to give a stylised look.

P1030069 does appear to have sharpening halos on the edge of the windscreens (it was probably shot with default sharpening on, which is a touch high, as detailed in the review).

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