August 8th, 2012, 10:10 PM
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August 8th, 2012, 10:32 PM
They're very, very close indeed. I'd say, though, that I prefer the noise pattern/structure of the E-M5 over the others...though that might simply be a result of the brightness, tone curve, and colour differences...
August 8th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Thanks for posting this.
If this were DPR, there'd be a maxed out thread about incorrect analysis already.
2x E-M5+HLD-6 | Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 | Lumix G X Vario 35-100mm f/2.8
August 8th, 2012, 11:26 PM
They all look good to me!
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August 9th, 2012, 03:27 AM
with all of them being this close....I'd say the winner is the most inexpensive body...which is the GX-1!! :D
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August 9th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Amazingly similar results! Thanks for the comparison. For a substantially higher price the E-M5 offers the advantage of in-body-stabilisation - something I truly miss with my G3 and my primes.
August 9th, 2012, 07:03 AM
Thanks for those. I agree...the differences are so slight that normal-world real-life variations in perfect focus and optimal exposure would probably cancel out any actual test bench differences.
OM-D EM-1 ~ OM-D EM-5+HLD-6 ~ G5 ~ 7-14mm ~ 12-35mm ~ 35-100mm ~ 100-300mm ~ 45mm/1.8 ~ 75mm/1.8
Retired or gone but not forgotten (partial): Panasonic GX1 GF1 ~ Nikon D700 D300 D200 D100 F4 F3 F2 F FM3a FM2T FTn ~ Leica M8 M6 M5 M4 M3 M2 CL ~ Leica R6 R5 R4 ~ Fuji X100S ~ Epson RD-1 ~ LX7 LX5 LX3
August 9th, 2012, 07:07 AM
So basically, this just confirms to me that the latest top end m43 bodies are pretty much at parity IQ wise. At least, for me. I'm very curious what the GH3 will bring. If it does not improve much, I'll be disappointed. Mostly for the fact that it won't put enough pressure on oly/sony for something better.
Now if oly and panny would just end the life of that 12MP sensor....
August 9th, 2012, 07:33 AM
Wonder what the GH3 will bring out if it the G5 is the middle tier camera. If the middle tier G5 is equal (maybe slightly better on acutance on the G5 at base iso from this sample) compared to the top end oly. Oly may have to drop the price sooner than expected.
There's no reason to get rid of the 12mp, it's good to be able to bring in a fresh audience with cheaper models to proliferate the system.
August 9th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Amin, thanks for posting this. Does this mean that G5 and OM-D is very close in high ISO performance? Say around 1600-3200. If so, then the G5 might be my ticket to upgrade my trusty GH1...
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