OM-D E-M5 vs E-5 (build quality)

Started May 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
Just Having Fun Veteran Member • Posts: 3,869
Hmmm, why are you being misleading?

boggis the cat wrote:

Just Having Fun wrote:

Great Bustard wrote:

philosomatographer wrote:

The E-5 produces 1m-wide prints that easily put most other systems to shame for detail/contrast, and this will not change for as long as the camera works.

I assume that, by "most other systems", you are acknowledging that cell phones and compacts outnumber DSLRs by a massive margin.

The E-5 is a fine, solid camera, but all of Oly's great processing can't bring the that circa 2008 sensor into the present.

For fun, let's see how the E-5 compares to a "last year's model" P&S...

DxO doesn't measure detail/contrast.

Which is why I provided quotes from DPR on detail.  But clearly for all else DxO shows who is the winner in their measurements, right?  As for contrast, doesn't DR play a role?  How does contrast look in the shadows/highlights of an image with very poor DR?

As for resolution, here is what DPR says:

E-5: our chart are accurately described by the E-5 up to approximately 2600Lph

Actual quote:

Even in JPEG mode, all nine lines of our chart are accurately described by the E-5 up to approximately 2600Lph, which represents excellent performance.

From further up:

Considering its relatively modest pixel count,at ISO the E-5 is capable of describing an extraordinary amount of detail, both in JPEG and RAW files.

Year old P&S: The RX100 is capturing detail comfortably beyond 2600 lph

OK, yeah, it's fun to think the E-5 has more detail and such, but silly sites like Dxo and DPR have to go and ruin everything!

The RX100 has a higher pixel count, at 20.2 MPixels v 12.3 MPixel, but a smaller sensor.

What DPR actually said:

The RX100 is capturing detail comfortably beyond 2600 lph, which is the sort of figure you'd expect of a camera with 3648 vertical pixels.


Now, why did you feel the need to lie by mis-quotation?

Where did I lie or misquote?  DPR said the RX100 could capture beyond 2600 lph.  Is that a "lie" or is that a fact?  DPR said, the E-5 could capture up to approximately 2600Lph.  Is that a "lie" or fact?

So yes, as YOU point out the smaller sensor camera equals (or suprasses depending how you read it) the E-5 in detail.   Nowhere does DPR contradict what I said and claim the E-5 put the RX100 "shame for detail".

So the reality is the E-5 has a larger sensor with less pixels than the RX100 P&S...and it does NOT "put it to shame" for detail/contrast like that post fact we BOTH agree detail about equal, and we BOTH agree the RX100 wins for DR, color depth and noise.

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