wroclaw: what we see is, it is going to be difficult to get an up to date image image quality with this small sensor. being a seasoned olympus fanboy, i am disappointed with the IQ. the images lack sharpness/resolving power. maybe it was poor photographer skills, camera shake, etc.
but then again, what is the point in showing such technically bad images to the public which is obsessed with IQ, like dpreview.
overall, i am afraid this cam aims for young ladies with small handbags as a buyer.
richard, thats exactly why i am looking into this cam. i will stay tuned - so fed up with carrying around those big & heavy ones, too.
thanks for an update, but lets forget it. the samples you are showing are bad. i can easily take your word for that, the cam is in reality much better. it'd better to show it though. sorry, but i never wrote anything about seeking the "ultimate" resolution in a 1600px picture, your are massively over-interpreting my posts. :-)
Andy, we both know, than even small internet samples *can* give you an impression of the IQ of the given camera. Think of an internet sample from a hasselbald back and a cell phone, even if small, they will show a difference between them. I simply dont see this IQ here.
For instance: the picture of the college building lacks definition in the cobblestones; James Bond alike, i would expect more detail in his hair; the picture of the model in the "natural" picture mode - i miss detail in her left eyebrow; the 8000 iso image shows probably more camera shake than anything else. Agree, most of the art filters images have a cell phone quality.
I just dont understand why are you showing such images at all, if, as you claim, the original image quality of the camera is much better. These examples tell me the opposite.
May be you could add more info about how did you process the images, what sharpening in camera, what sharpening for web, etc. Or do I miss something?
what we see is, it is going to be difficult to get an up to date image image quality with this small sensor. being a seasoned olympus fanboy, i am disappointed with the IQ. the images lack sharpness/resolving power. maybe it was poor photographer skills, camera shake, etc.