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EPL5 vs OMD low light indoor performance

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by broncophil, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    Should the EPL5 theoretically have the same indoor lowlight performance as the OMD cause of the same sensor??

    or will the 5 axis still help out. Keep in mind I dont imagine I would be using anything longer than the 45 1.8 indoors.
  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Depends on what you include in "performance"? On a tripod in low light at the identical settings the images should be the same, (if the EPL5 also uses the same software/firmware).

    The OM-D IBIS should deliver a crisper image at lower handheld shutter speeds. Guessing maybe a stop, I haven't seen any comparison data/tests for this.

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  3. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
    In the case of shooting people in low light, IS is not so useful as you are now trying to keep the shutter speed high enough to freeze people's movements.
  4. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Sensor should be the same, and unless you're incredibly observant, I doubt you'd pick the difference between the stabilisation.

    What I think will make a difference though is the body form. You hold an OMD up to your eye and brace it against your body, while an EPL5 is held at arms length. In my experience this makes a huge difference when using slower shutter speeds (of course, if you have an EVF mounted to the EPL5 then it's all the same...)
  5. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    ok thanks guys, might as well close this thread... just picked up a EPL5 / 14-42 / 40-150 / PL 25 1.4 - FROM BH PHOTO
  6. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Solid kit! Enjoy :smile:
  7. broncophil

    broncophil Mu-43 Veteran

    May 23, 2010
    additional $150 total for the 14-42 and 40-150, I couldnt pass that up
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