mpgxsvcd: Are you sure about this being a multi aspect ratio sensor? I don't believe it actually is.
Well, yes, the GH1 and GH2 *are* multi-aspect. That's what I was saying. I guess I should have said: Not multi-aspect, as opposed to the GH1 and GH2, which are. I have a GH1 (hacked) and probably will finally upgrade to a GH3 (if its stills performance are much improved from the GH1). If not, I'll probably go for the Oly EM5 instead and use hacked GH1 for video and EM5 for stills.
Ooops. My bad. NOT multi-aspect like the GH1 and GH2. Yes, alas. They are just cropping. Sorry for the bum steer.
Yes, Thankfully, it does.
See Specs on Panasonic Site.
derfla1949: Test setup flaw or camera flaw?
in the studio setup comparison, please to look at the Irish Cream bottle, at the letters IR.There is a dark spot around them, which does not occur in the studio scenes of most other cameras (didnt check them all). With the OM-D, the obscure effect occurs at any iso, in jpg and raw.
So, is the bottle a different one or did the camera create an artefact or did all other cameras suppress some detail (which I cannot believe) ???
I tend to believe that this is a function of the lighting? I don't believe that this indicates that the u43 Oly EM5 is 'out resolving' the Canon 5D Mk III. I think it randomly shows up for differently cameras depending on the light striking the bottle's label? For example, if you choose Nikon D800, Canon 5D Mk III, and Canon G1 X, you'll see that the G1 X also shows the 'discoloration'. Does anyone really believe that the G1X out resolves the 5D Mk III? It must be that DPReview, despite their best effrots, can't always get the illumination consistent on the scene? That's my take anyway?
But, it is certainly *not* an indication of a flaw in the Oly EM5 which looks like it is quite a gem. Oly may be the 'comeback player of the year' if they keep introducing such fine products?
Add the Nikon D800. It shows the same effect. Right now, I consider the D800 the 'gold standard', so, the Oly EM5 sees the same effect as the "gold standard". Something has happened to the label.
guillealv: how can the same company that does such fine CCDs for leica and astronomy devices do such bad consumer point and shoot cameras??
i really suffer about the TMax B/W films and the developing products (HC110) that i still use on a regular basis....
I can answer that very easily. I used to work at Kodak's ISS (Image Sensor Solutions) Division. EK designs AND manufactures all of their CCD image sensors in a production fab in Rochester, NY. These are used for high-end cameras and camera backs.
But, EK buys all their CMOS image sensors from outside sources since EK has no internal manufacturing facilities to construct CMOS sensors. And, all the consumer cameras are built in China with image sensors NOT MADE BY EK.
Of course, ISS was sold to an investment house months ago...so..who knows what's going on now? I've not been there in 5.25 years.