EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
dgrogers Veteran Member • Posts: 7,079
Re: EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Sergey Borachev wrote:

Therefore to all the gloating Panasonic fanboys, I say this. If Olympus had used a newer Sony sensor instead in its top model, there most likely would have been an improvement in IQ in the E-M1. Unfortunately, Olympus was to look after its 43 users and concentrate on PDAF and a bigger/heavier camera in the E-M1 and probably did not care so much getting the best IQ when designing it. There may have been other non-technical reasons/arrangements for using a Panasonic sensor, if that is true For example, Olympus cannot afford to have different sensors in each line of cameras, hence the same sensors as the E-M5 used also in the E-PM2 and E-PL5.

The compatibility with the original 4/3 lenses was the increase in IQ.  A decent increase too.

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