Olympus E-5 vs E-3 (and vs E-M1)

Started Aug 16, 2017 | Discussions thread
StanTsui Senior Member • Posts: 1,261
Re: Olympus E-5 vs E-3 (and vs E-M1)

drj3 wrote:

The E5 was a significant upgrade over my E510 (essentially the same sensor as the E3) at high ISO. The E-M1.1(not cross type PDAF sensors) is equal to the E5 CAF for large targets which occupy a large vertical space. The E5 CAF (cross type sensors) is better for smaller targets and more horizontal ones (especially for smaller BIFs). The E-M1 has about a one stop advantage over the E-M1.1 and much better dynamic range and much better stabilization.

I found that E3 is a significant upgrade over E4/510, higher ISO performance, more detail, focus much faster and less blow highlight.

With today's PS E3 is safe for ISO800, and usable 1600.  I will skip E5, it is just too expensive.

 StanTsui's gear list:StanTsui's gear list
Olympus E-3 Olympus E-410 Olympus E-510 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm 1:4.0-5.6 Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 II +2 more
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