first off, this is an observation. an ephemeral thought of whimsy. there are no conclusions or declarations. and it is NOT meant as a revival or a continuation of that 11 page argument on this forum. anyway, i was going through a backlog of photos today, to a recent trip @ pont en royans (near Lyon). remembering that i had shot this place with both a sony rx1 and the em1+12-40, i couldnt help but pixel peep. having always held rx1 at the pinnacle of resolving power, the m43 result took me by surprise. i did NOT intend to shoot it for A vs B comparison, so neither exposure nor framing was matched -- this is a comparison of coincidence. colors and contrast are unmatched because i started to work on rx1 files. sharpening was not yet touched from default. so this is still useful for observing acuity and noise characteristics @ base levels. EDIT: now both images are completely base in lightroom. [for true comparison i personally would work both files to their optimal and compare results] anyway, hows that for 100% !!!!!