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Studio scene comparison (JPEG)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Olympus E-510 vs. Canon EOS 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

Camera settings:

  • Olympus E-510: Olympus 50 mm F2.0 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/SHQ, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Natural), Anti-shock 2 sec
     
  • Canon EOS 400D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard PS), Self-Timer
Olympus E-510
Canon EOS 400D
6,775 KB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3,351 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)

Again the E-510's vertical pixel count advantage can be seen but doesn't deliver more detail than the EOS 400D, if anything the 400D's image looks crisper with better edge definition. Although the differences are fairly subtle, the EOS 400D's greens have also been tuned to be brighter and deliver more appealing foliage green for landscape shots. Once again it's worth pointing out that you'd need to be producing very large prints for the detail / sharpness differences to be visible. The other big difference is in the handling of highlights - the canon has a much smoother 'roll off', whereas the Olympus has more harsh clipping.

Olympus E-510 (NF Off) vs. Canon EOS 400D

Camera settings:

  • Olympus E-510: Olympus 50 mm F2.0 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/SHQ, Manual WB, Noise Filter Off, Sharpness -2, Anti-shock 2 sec
     
  • Canon EOS 400D: Canon EF 50 mm F1.4 lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
    JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard PS), Self-Timer
Olympus E-510 (NF Off)
Canon EOS 400D
6,775 KB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3,351 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)

With the E-510 in our 'optimum' state we can see a little more detail in its image versus the EOS 400D. Once again however, we have to say that the EOS 400D handled highlights better with a more gradual roll-off (this can be seen in the paperclips crop).

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Comments

mrn200v
By mrn200v (7 months ago)

1. I own E-420 & E-510 and both have the same problem with the incorporated flash: doesn't rise up enough so that in the image taken with lens hood mounted will appear a shadow in the lower part of the image.
2. At the E-510 you can delete an image by mistake because the 'play' button & 'delete' button are very close and there is no message to ask if you wanna really delete it.

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