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-P1 (RAW) vs. Canon EOS 500D (RAW)
Canon EOS 500D
8.9 MB JPEG (4032 x 3024)
4.2 MB JPEG (4752 x 3168)
Here we compare the output from both cameras processed using Adobe Camera Raw. Despite our remaining reservatiosn about the way ACR handles the Olympus files, the E-P1 comes pretty close to matching the 500D's resolution despite the megapixel gap. Impressive stuff.
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