What doI gain from the E-pl2 to the GX1X

Started Jan 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
tedolf Forum Pro • Posts: 26,480
Don't take my word for it.....

sarlo100 wrote:

tedolf wrote:

put the E-pl2 and the GX-1 on the DPReveiw compare-o-meter thingy and look at the JPEG images .

The alleged improvement in image quality may not be as great as some here suggest.

In fact, you may not be able to see it at all!


Come on, tedolph. The new sensor is much better than the old one.

check it out for yourself.

Put them both on the Compare-O-Meter and then let's talk.

That's painfully obvious.

Smadda, you 'fraid to put 'em on the Compare-O-Meter?

Does Oly processing close the gap? Of course it does, Oly jpeg processing is about the best there is. But still, and I did exactly as you suggested (before I responded to the OP) - the high ISO of the GX1 preserved more detail than the E-PL2.

How much more?

Did you look at the coins?

At what ISO?

Did you see much difference at ISO 1600?

Any difference?

Take a look at the blue watch, the queen of hearts, the medallion - they all look truer at ISO 800 and up.

I'm not seeing it at ISO 800

And I've got an E-PL1, I know how good low ISO jpeg processing is.

Would a better choice be the E-PL5 or E-PM2 for raw IQ? Yes, it would. But that's not in the OP's price range.

To me, at ISO  100 -1600 the difference is not worth it-unless I was shooting RAW.


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