OMD EM1 or Fuji XT1.. getting around noise issue on m 4/3 ?

Started Mar 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: OMD EM1 or Fuji XT1.. getting around noise issue on m 4/3 ?

Steve wrote:

i'm trolling around trying to decide between the 2 subject cameras. i want smaller and lighter (no tri-poding than my ex d7000.. (although xt1 takes APC sized lenses, so i'm not sure the xt1 will give me much of a size advance with an APC lens)..

The EM-1 is noisier than the Fuji.. but i'm wondering if the EM1 with its great stabilization would allow me to shoot at lower ISOs than the Fuji.. and therefore help to minimize noise..

i guess this is a tough question as probably very few if any people have tested this out.

I haven't tested how much i can increase exposure time without getting image shake. Also sometimes you need a small exposure time because your subject is moving.

That said of course there are discussion about pros and cons of each system.

See http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53066154 as example.

It was mentioned there that Fuji adds some noise reduction before they write their raw file. If you actually take a EM1 raw file and apply a small amount of noise reduction the image quality was very comparable.

Anyways - i do not believe that the cameras are worlds apart in IQ as it is sometimes presented.

Hear hear,

A mate and I sometimes compare and with similar NR applies, it is not that easy to tell them apart, let alone pick a winner.

Bigger sensor claims are partly hype, even FMF (full Marketing frame), except for some specialised uses. Portability is a greater asset about 95 percent of the time.
Even my FMF-shooting colleagues agree with that proposition, when I put it that way.
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