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Studio scene comparison (higher sensitivities)

At standard settings (NR=0) the GH1 clearly opts for detail and expects its users to live with a certain amount of noise. There's slightly more luminance noise (grain) and also chroma (color) noise in the GH1 images at all higher ISOs but on the upside the Panasonic's output maintains more detail than the competition. This leaves all options to the photographer, you can always get rid of noise in post-processing but you can't bring any detail back that previously has been blurred away.

All in all the GH1's high ISO output is quite decent. At ISO 1600 more chroma noise starts to appear (in a banding shape) but the output is still perfectly usable even for larger prints. While at ISO 3200 things start to deteriorate a little the images are still more than good enough for smaller prints or web galleries. Of course this is where the GH1's ISO scale ends. The EOS 500D for instance offers you another two stops of low light performance for shooting in very dim conditions - up to ISO 12800.

ISO 800

Panasonic GH1 Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D5000 Olympus E-620

ISO 1600

Panasonic GH1 Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D5000 Olympus E-620

ISO 3200

Panasonic GH1 Canon EOS 500D
Nikon D5000 Olympus E-620
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