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).

Panasonic DMC-G1 vs. Canon EOS 450D

Panasonic DMC-G1
Canon EOS 450D
3.8 MB (4000 x 3000)
3.6 MB JPEG (4272 x 2848)

And the G1 with the Olympus 50mm F2.0 also outperforms the 450D with the 50mm F1.4 in RAW with crisp, sharp detail all across the frame. It really is getting everything it can out of each of its pixels.