EM-1 uses Panasonic sensor per Chipworks

Started Feb 8, 2014 | Discussions thread
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s_grins
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Re: What difference does it make?

Landscapephoto99 wrote:

It was subcontracted by Olympus to Panasonic, but it is Olympus' design. It has better high ISO than the E-M5 according to dpreview and others, it has better DR, slightly higher resolution, color and great AF. Competition does wonderful things. Maybe next time Olympus will contract out with Fuji or Toshiba for their sensors.

Maybe next time Oly will outsource the sensor to Fuji, Toshiba, or any other company, but this time it was a Panasonic, and for me it does make a difference.

I can't forget the fact that in order to prove/disprove  the real sensor manufacturer for an Olympus camera was the Panasonic, one guy (not me) dissected to death his camera.

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