Compared to...

Studio scene comparison (Raw)

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

Olympus E-520 vs. Sony DSLR-A350

Olympus E-520
Sony DSLR-A350

2.6 MB (3648 x 2736)
4.1 MB JPEG (4592 x 3056)

Unlike the JPEG images, which gave a slight edge to the Olympus, in RAW the Sony pulls ahead. The A350's JPEG engine struggles to convey the level of detail its sensor is capable of but in RAW, at base ISO, its results are impressive, making the Olympus look rather soft.