EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
Sergey Borachev Veteran Member • Posts: 4,656
Re: EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Steen Bay wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

duartix wrote:

Sergey Borachev wrote:

It is unlikely that Panasonic has any sensor that has better IQ than all the current and old ones, or else it would have used it on the GX7 or GH4.

You haven't read the news this week, have you?

I have and the IQ of the new GH4 is said to be the same as the E-M1 and E-M5's, ie. also the same as the GX7 or the E-M10, E-PM2... give and take a tiny bit due to imrpoved processor speed and tweaking. There is very little in it, whatever Panasonic tries to tell us in any IQ improvement. They have also tried to tell us about such improvements in the G6 (compared to the IQ of the same sensor on the GH2 and G5). The fact is, there is no evidence yet of any real improvement that is worth mentioning so far in any of the M43 cameras since the E-M5 1.5 years ago. All the tweaking, better processor/processing, weaker or removal of the AA filter, etc all did just about nothing that is worth mentioning. We still need to read the reviews of the GH4 but there is almost certainly no real IQ improvement.

Think it's worth mentioning that the E-M1 has better DR at all ISOs than E-M5.

I read a claim that there is 1/3 of a stop improvement in DR. I will wait for the tests to confirm how much real improvement there is or how that 1/3 DR was to be measured.  Panasonic have made other claims before like how much the IQ improved in the G5 and G6 because of a better processor, even when using what is the same old sensor in the GH2.  I just wonder how much IQ improvement the GH4 and the E-M1 would have had if they had a brand new Sony sensor instead.

Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow