E-M5 IQ versus E-P5 IQ

Started Sep 13, 2013 | Discussions
torske New Member • Posts: 1
E-M5 IQ versus E-P5 IQ

Comparing the E-M5 versus the E-P5 in the "New studio comparison tool" the images from the E-M5 look much sharper than the images from the E-P5. I thought the IQ of these two cameras should be approximately the same. Anyone who have good explanation for this?

Laszlo13 Contributing Member • Posts: 885
Re: E-M5 IQ versus E-P5 IQ

Multiple review sites observed that the JPG sharpening is turned back down in the E-P5 (to more sane levels).  Many recommend using the E-M5 with -2 sharpening, and without noise supression for JPGs, which is what I do as well.  They note that with both the E-P5 and E-M1 you can leave the settings at default.

Look at the RAW comparisons.

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