This is our standard studio scene comparison. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F). Camera settings as per previous pages.
Olympus E-420 (RAW) vs. Canon EOS 450D (RAW)
Olympus E-420 (RAW)
Canon EOS 450D (RAW)
2,615 KB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3.7MB JPEG (4272 x 2848)
The EOS 450D benefits a little more from use of Adobe Camera RAW than the Olympus, allowing you to squeeze even more detail out of the Canon. The E-420 is quite significantly softer at sensor level and while you can apply a little more sharpening this could of course also lead to visible sharpening artifacts and it won't increase the pixel level detail that's missing from the file..