Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position within minutes of each other. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Olympus E-330 vs. Sony DSC-R1

Camera settings:

  • Olympus E-330: Olympus ED 50 mm F2.0 Macro, Aperture Priority,
    ISO 100, JPEG SHQ, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Vivid), Self-Timer
  • Sony DSC-R1: Aperture Priority,
    ISO 160, JPEG 10M/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
Olympus E-330
Sony DSC-R1
4,562 KB JPEG (3136 x 2352)
2,882 KB JPEG (3888 x 2592)

In this comparison the DSC-R1 has a 10% vertical resolution advantage. It's fair to say there are plenty of examples throughout the image where this can be seen, however it's not a big difference and you would struggle to it even in a large print. Tonal response was very similar, color hues were different for blues and greens (with the Sony providing a richer more 'appealing' rendition).