Why I Prefer the E-5 over the OM-D

Started Mar 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Marathonianbull Contributing Member • Posts: 580
Re: "Better Color Accuracy"?

No, but seriously I wasn't kidding; it all depends on who performed the Imatest, how it was done, in which color mode(s), ISO, and so on, then compared to what. Even for the same camera, no test turns out with exactly the same results...

See another (very different) Imatest result for the OM-D:


The website above also determined that my beloved E-P3 beats them all, with an average color error of 2.5 (in Muted Color Mode) and an almost perfect saturation level of 99%...


Color accuracy is a very intricate matter, maybe a matter of taste as well, because while some colors may seem closer to reality (for some) other colors will spoil the whole user's experience altogether. For instance, blues, magentas, and yellows will seem all right, but reds and greens will be aweful. And vice versa according to contexts and camera settings. A really messy concept to measure, that "Color Accuracy" thing!

For this reason alone, let's just say that using the criteria of color purity in order to favour the E-5 over the OM-D wasn't a valid one for anybody else than myself!

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