the early versions of micro m43 ......... not that great ?

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bluevellet Veteran Member • Posts: 3,697
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Mr Giggles wrote:

I remember using an early version of the GH series and being really underwhelmed by the image quality.

there was a really boring rending to the images which reminded me of the Oly SLR cameras from 15 years ago ...... which I hated

I had sworn off m43 and then I got an unbelievable deal on a G9

I was started by the difference in quality .... while not quite up to FF it was fine for smaller prints up to 16 x 20 which is what I print anyway

now here is the thing

I could have been wrong

maybe the editing software was not optimal and to be honest I forget which RAW editing software I even used ..... I always shoot raw so I know I was not seeing in camera JPEGS

so I am curious what you guys think - who have being using M43 forever

was the image quality ok for you ?

did you discover a special raw editor which brought quality similar to the modern M43 ?

M43 sensor tech was behind, but the actual image processing/jpeg special sauce was awesome back in those early days. Especially on the Olympus side.

And when they finally moved to the 16MP generation, it was obvious the sensor was better, but i always found something missing compared to those punchy jpegs of the 12mp generation. I end up doing more post processing.

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