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Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

See previous page for RAW workflow.

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). Camera settings as per previous pages.

Olympus E-510 (RAW) vs. Pentax K10D (RAW)

Olympus E-510 (RAW)
Pentax K10D (RAW)
2,959 KB JPEG (3648 x 2736)
3,073 KB (3872 x 2592)

Again the K10D gains more by use of RAW (mainly because its JPEG output is so soft), and again appears to offer better 'per pixel' sharpness (though the result looks less clean than the E-510). Adding a little more sharpening to the E-510 output reduces the differences to an almost insignificant level.

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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.