Olympus Pen E-P1 In-depth Review
Compared to... Nikon D5000
Studio scene comparison (JPEG)
Olympus E-P1 vs. Nikon D5000
- Olympus E-P1: Olympus 50 mm F2 Macro lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 100
JPEG Large/SHQ, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer
- Nikon D5000: Nikkor 50 mm F1.4G lens, Aperture Priority, ISO 200
JPEG Large/Fine, Manual WB, Default Parameters, Self-Timer
7.4 MB JPEG (4032 x 3024)
4.6 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)
It's clear to see that Olympus - as usual - is doing a great job with its out of camera JPEGs, and at a pixel level the E-P1 produces, sharper, crisper output than the Nikon, and the punchier default contrast, sharpening and saturation mean that the results are more immediately appealing. You're not going to see a huge difference at normal magnifications (and turning up the Nikon's rather conservative sharpening evens things out a little), but there's no denying that the little Olympus is giving the D5000 a good run for its money (though again the rather harsh highlight roll-off produces slightly clipped tones at ISO 100).
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Lenses
- 3 What's New
- 4 Specifications
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Body & Design
- 7 Operation & Controls
- 8 Operation & Controls
- 9 Operation (live view)
- 10 Displays
- 11 Menus
- 12 Menus
- 13 Performance
- 14 Video
- 15 Art Filters
- 16 Photographic tests (RAW)
- 17 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 18 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 19 Photographic tests (DR)
- 20 Photographic tests
- 21 Lens tests
- 22 Lens tests
- 23 Compared to
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
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- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (JPEG)
- 29 Compared to (JPEG)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (RAW)
- 32 Compared to (RAW)
- 33 Compared to (RAW)
- 34 Compared to (RAW)
- 35 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 36 Compared to (Resolution)
- 37 Conclusion
- 38 Samples
- 39 Movie Samples
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