Olympus E-PL1 Review
Compared to...Olympus Pen Digital E-P2
Studio scene comparison (RAW)
For a (more) level playing field for comparison we also shot our studio scene in RAW mode with each camera and converted it using Adobe Camera RAW (in this case a Beta version of ACR 5.6). Because Adobe Camera RAW applies different levels of sharpening to different cameras (this confirmed) we had to use the following workflow for these conversions:
- Load RAW file into Adobe Camera RAW (Auto mode disabled)
- Set Sharpness to 0 (all other settings default)
- Open file to Photoshop
- Apply a Unsharp mask: 80%, Radius 1.0, Threshold 0
- Save as a TIFF (for cropping) and as a JPEG quality 11 for download
7.7 MB JPEG (4032 x 3024)
7.7 MB JPEG (4032 x 3024)
The E-PL1's advantage over the E-P2 are still visible in RAW. Again the differences are subtle but the PL1 gets a tiny bit more detail out of what is, in essence, the same sensor.
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