After all, the OM-D sensor is Panasonic and ..

Started Apr 30, 2012 | Discussions thread
TrapperJohn Forum Pro • Posts: 16,488
One of two things must be going on here

Traditionally, Panasonic has kept its best sensors to itself - GH2. So out comes the EM5, with improvements especially in the high ISO and noise areas, as compared to Panasonic efforts, even the newly released GX1.

Now, if this is a Panasonic sensor, then either Panasonic has broken with tradition and released an upcoming GH3 sensor to Oly early, a possibility. Or, Olympus has figured out how to get more out of the sensor than Panasonic can, sort of like how Nikon can always get more out of a Sony sensor than Sony can. In which case, that knowlege may come back to Panasonic bodies.

If it is not a Panasonic sensor and was developed outside of Panny: possibly Fuji, possibly Sony, then this will be ample motivation for Panasonic to improve its sensor. That sensor has really been the weakest part of M43, the reason it came up short against competing systems. It was screaming for competitive pressure, and may have just gotten it.

Either way, this new sensor is good news for all of us.

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