filcon

filcon

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On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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filcon: I must admit, that when I first saw the quality of the jpeg out of this new baby, I was blowen away by the way the noise has been dealt with on this 43 sensor...well done Olympus! However, on closer inspection, the noise fix comes at a price of blurring fine detail. I would feel happy printing a reasonably large print up to 3200 and at 6400 would have to take the print size down.

I see that some are intent on selling their APS-C cameras and going all the way with the E-M5!! That would be a retrograde step of throwing the baby out with the bathwater!! I compared the 3200 jpeg file download from both the E-M5 and the D7000, and the noise was better in the E-M5 than the Nikon, but the detail due to blurring was not up to scratch in the E-M5 file. Note, the D7000 file was not a real issue with noise, it just had a more film like look to it. Be carefull before you make any rash moves and turn a corner you can't retreat from.

Spoken by an old Olympus dog from way back. Love the E-M5

All of those comments are fine as long as you are not concerned about high ISO fine detail smudging. The E-M5 just doesn't stand up on this one point! I love the portability of the Oly and the great choice of Zuiko glass. Also having used optical view finders and good EVF's, I still prefer the latter!

Keep in mind that whatever can be done with a 43 sensor can also be done with an APS-C sensor, only better! I know that's controversial but it is fact due to physical size. As I have previously said, the Nikon method involves sacrificing a little noise that is film like for fine detail. Also the two major producers default their cameras with less sharpening than you see on the E-M5 which means they have more room to move in post production.

Don't get me wrong, Oly have done a great job with this new offering and they need to be commended for it, however they will always remain on a knife edge while competing with larger sensors. I Just hope Oly don't sell off the camera division.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 23:19 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)

I must admit, that when I first saw the quality of the jpeg out of this new baby, I was blowen away by the way the noise has been dealt with on this 43 sensor...well done Olympus! However, on closer inspection, the noise fix comes at a price of blurring fine detail. I would feel happy printing a reasonably large print up to 3200 and at 6400 would have to take the print size down.

I see that some are intent on selling their APS-C cameras and going all the way with the E-M5!! That would be a retrograde step of throwing the baby out with the bathwater!! I compared the 3200 jpeg file download from both the E-M5 and the D7000, and the noise was better in the E-M5 than the Nikon, but the detail due to blurring was not up to scratch in the E-M5 file. Note, the D7000 file was not a real issue with noise, it just had a more film like look to it. Be carefull before you make any rash moves and turn a corner you can't retreat from.

Spoken by an old Olympus dog from way back. Love the E-M5

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2012 at 23:35 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies
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