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OMD Review Digital Camera Review

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tradesmith45, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    The Jan 2013 issue of DCW has a coparison of 6 sLrs for low light shooting. Tough the OMD was ranked 3rd, it surpassed all for noise, dynamic range & color accuracy. Lost out for bit lower resolution & AF low light performance.

    Still it really confirmed for me what a technical accomplishment Olympus has achieved.

    The G5 came in 5th w/ poor noise & dynamic range. That was a surprise.
  2. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    Can you please list the cameras in the comparison?
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!
  4. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    Canon 60D
    Nik. D7000
    Pentax K30
    Sony A77. Which got #1
  5. Wolf

    Wolf Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 14, 2012
    hmmm doesn't the A77 have bad high iso from what I read ? :-S
  6. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    So #2 is Pentax?
  7. Promit

    Promit Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 6, 2011
    Baltimore, MD
    Promit Roy
    Worse than Nikon, comparable to Canon and Olympus. The deficit against Nikon comes from the pellicle mirror.
  8. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    What were they playing at?
    Maybe they crippled it with the 12-50's crummy apertures.

    My neightbour's D7000 is no better at low-light AF than this here e-pM1 with the 14-42R or the Sigma30mm.
  9. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 6, 2012
    I thought Pentax has APS-C locked down. There's such a cult following.
  10. LeoS

    LeoS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 6, 2012
    Ok, just saw the issue...

    IMAGE TEST VERDICT (rating out of 5 stars)
    Sony A77: *****
    Canon 60d: ****
    Olympus OM-D E-M5: **** (tie?)
    Nikon D7000: ***
    Panasonic G5: ***
    Pentax K30: **

    Of note, in 'Raw Colour Error' test, OM-D scored first, G5 scored second, Pentax K30 is third and Sony comes in fourth with a rather sizeable colour errors.

    OM-D also scores the highest under 'Raw Dynamic Range (after conversion to TIFF)'.
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  11. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    60D was #2
    Except for the G5 all the cameras were close on noise. Charts go up to 3200
    A77 was mid pack for noise, G5 the worst.
    K30 falls down at low light on AF, res & color.

    After seeing the lagging performance of the G5 & K30, it clearly is not safe to assume being the same brand or having the same sensor means all the other guts are the same & the camera will have the same IQ or AF performance especially in low light.
  12. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    How does the pelicle mirror affect noise? I had the a77 and NEX7 and I didn't see any significant noise differences at 1600. They were both quite noisy, compared to the EM5. At low ISO the a77 has ridiculous DR and detail. AF is really great. But it's definitely a low ISO camera.

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