What do you consider the effective ISO limit of your camera?

Started Nov 8, 2011 | Discussions thread
Anders W Forum Pro • Posts: 21,468
Re: What do you consider the effective ISO limit of your camera?

tzf30 wrote:

Anders W wrote:

ISO 800 on my G1 unless the scene has only minor shadowed spots (which is highly unlikely to be the case whenever you need high ISO).

Ditto for my G1.

ISO 1600 on my EPL1.

So would you say that the EPL1 sensor is better than that in the G1? My understanding is that pretty much all incarnations of the original 12 MP m43 sensor are roughly on a par as far as SNR/DR/noise is concerned, as far as the RAWs are concerned. But perhaps you have out-of-camera jpegs in mind, where they might well be differences between individual camera models.

Another possible explanation might be that the Panasonic and Olympus ISO scales are differently calibrated (at least on early models such as these). Panasonic used to underestimate ISO (as measured by DxOMark) and Olympus to overestimate it.

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