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). Camera settings as per previous pages.

Panasonic DMC-GH1 (RAW) vs. Nikon D5000 (RAW)

Panasonic DMC-GH1 (RAW)
Nikon D5000 (RAW)
3.7MB JPEG (4000 x 3000)
3.4 MB JPEG (4288 x 2848)

Like the GH1 the Nikon image improves visibly compared to the out-of-camera JPEGs but it can't quite keep up with the Panasonic which, in RAW format as well, is up with the very best crop DSLRs in terms of image detail.