Is the Panasonic G3 or GH2 clean at base ISO?

Started Dec 24, 2011 | Discussions thread
Rriley Forum Pro • Posts: 21,846
Re: Is the Panasonic G3 or GH2 clean at base ISO?

as soon as you see something like this, go to the EXIF and make an assessment to see about exposure, underexpose and you will treat yourself to more noise, and this is as universally true of any platform including FF as it is to anything micro

so I look, and guess what , an EXIF free zone, so hmmm why is that..

as for my previous claim, look at these 5DII files

my 5D is a little better than that, but it runs out of latitude at the same rate as 4/3rds sensors.

mfbernstein wrote:

Still trying to work around the high level of noise on my E-PM1 at base ISO.

So a question: is the Panasonic G3 or GH2 actually clean at base ISO, i.e. if you turn off chroma and luma NR, are uniform regions like blue skies actually uniform in texture and color when viewed at 100%, or are the all blotchy like with the E-PM1?


P.S. Example from the E-PM1 (ISO 200, ACR defaults, NR off):

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