Want an E-510 with better DR/high ISO?

Started May 17, 2010 | Discussions thread
OP papillon_65 Forum Pro • Posts: 27,030
Re: Want an E-510 with better DR/high ISO?

Gregm61 wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Then take a good hard look at the E-PL1. I'm deadly serious, I've just received mine and it blows my E-30 out of the water for sharpness. I will be posting a review on my blog in due course but I've got to tell you, the sensor in this camera is like the E-510 sensor on steroids. I always liked the sharpness on the E-510 but the DR was lacking. The E-PL1 sensor has better DR, sharpness and high ISO performance and I much prefer it to the sensor on the E-30. I will do some side by side tests and comparisons when I get time but I am mightily impressed by the improvements on the new sensor. If it is in the next E-series model I think it will be very popular.

...and that's the rub...this type sensor technology has to be put in a camera with a finder that'll allow me to follow something moving faster than a slow walk, and give it DSLR controls, which I assume means the next DSLR. It can't just be a camera that's been half-way done right one way or the other.

I take your point Greg and for your type of shooting a DSLR is obviously a better bet. I can say that the AF is surprisingly snappy even using the kit lens and the camera has the supercontrol panel just like the DSLR's. I think the user interface is pretty good, not as fast as dials and buttons but not far off when you are familiar with it.

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