Particularly impressive from the Olympus but it's worth noting that we won't be able to push the shadows like that at high ISO
Here's a comparison of both cameras at ISO 3200, 14mm f/5.6 and 1.5s.Certainly true. However it's also worth noting that the E-M5 is very good at retaining high dynamic range as the ISO increases.
That's right! Sometimes HDR and high dynamic range don't necessarily mean the same thing.Apropos to this, I used to sometimens shoot bracketed HDR with Canon gear, in order to expand DR (not because I specifically wanted the "HDR look"). This is seldom the case with the E-M5.
My thoughts exactly but the way you expressed it was way too much to write with my english. Thank youDR latitude is and will always be the Holy Grail of digital camera design overall. And, if you think about it, it's the single most important feature that expands the artistic vision of the photographer. Specs and tech aside, having a wide DR simply frees you mind and let you concentrate on the important stuff, like making the picture YOU want to make.
That is true, but it's also always been influenced by the technology that was available at any given time, which has in turn allowed the medium to evolve and expand in different directions.Bingo. We seem to have lost the concept that photography is about light and shadow.
And that, Amin, is why we need people like you doing proper real-world tests - many thanks! This is exactly the sort of thing we need; how many stops can you actually lift the shadows. I'm impressed with the latitude you're getting from the GX1 - I've hit the buffers a few times with the G3 and extreme shadow lifts (much less than 4 stops though). I end up with largish purple and blue blotches over areas of the image that are being lifted.That's really more of an indictment of Techradar's testing methods than it is a testimony to Sony's excellence in sensor design.