panasonic g5 more true and vibrant color than my em 5---

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by aruba3h, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    Shooting with my g5 I get fabulous jpegs. Comparing them to my oly em5 the contrast and colors look much better than my oly. I am using the same lens, Aperature and shutter speed.When I shoot the oly on program it comes pretty close to the pany. I basically shoot on in aperture mode. Changed my adobe rgb to srgb on oly ---no help. I always thought I would get better pix with oly and am a bit disappointed. Any camera tips for improvement on my em 5.

    Thx Ken
     
  2. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sample photos showing your preferences would be helpful.
     
  3. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    pany oly jpgs

    pany /oly jpgs
     

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  4. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    Try changing "Picture Mode" to "Vivid." That solved the same problem for me.
     
  5. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    both pix shot on vivid----oly just seems washed out---pix house and tree. both cameras set to same aperture, shutter iso---identiical setting --yet pany looks much much better

    ken
     
  6. shutterduster

    shutterduster Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2013
    Keremeos, BC. Canada
    Dave T
    I don't think it is possible to compare two cameras shooting in two different environments.
    Take two controlled shots of the same subject in the same setting within a few seconds of each other.
    Do this a number of times. Make sure focus and exposure are on the same object.

    Just a suggestion.
    Thanks, Dave
     
  7. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    have shots mutiple sets----same setting on both oly and pany-------- shot with pany 25 1.4 . Pany sets are clearly 20 % brighter and much better contrast. Olys look washed out. More pix coming

    ken
     
  8. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Settings, settings, settings. If you are going to shoot jpgs, you have to master your cameras' settings.
     
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  9. jnewell

    jnewell Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 23, 2011
    Boston, MA
    The same settings on two different cameras is nearly guaranteed to be the wrong choice.
     
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  10. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    washed out olys
     

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  11. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2012
    melbourne fl
    Ken
    just seems to me after changing setting in oly---pany still better pix

    thx ken
     
  12. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    It would be really nice to see just one example where the exact same image is shown, shot from the same spot, same time of day, same angle etc, using both cameras.
     
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  13. aruba3h

    aruba3h Mu-43 Regular

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    Ken
    thanks for imput-----will take pix of same scenes and will post tomorrow.


    thx ken
     
  14. broody

    broody Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 8, 2013
    It's not just the color output settings. The old 12mp sensor always yields high color saturation and contrast, in RAW as well as JPEG.

    To me, it results in quite pleasant pictures with some lenses (20mm pancake and 45mm zuiko give magnificent results in my experience). But it also leads to easily overblown colors, hard to correct color casts, and loss of gradation details and subtleties.

    If you like the output better, all the best! I still appreciate my GF3 for the different rendering it possesses.
     
  15. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    The G2 was the last G-series camera to use the 1st generation 12 mp sensor. The G5, like it's predecessor the G3, has a 16 mp sensor.

    Fred
     
  16. shutterduster

    shutterduster Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 8, 2013
    Keremeos, BC. Canada
    Dave T
    Could it be the metering mode???

    I was shooting with two cameras and one of them just didn't seem to produce pleasing images.
    I tried changing lenses around and still had the same poor images.
    I thought I had them set up the same but discovered I had two different metering modes.
    One was spot metering and the other center average.
    Once the modes were the same all was well again :smile:

    Dave
     
  17. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    not setting to adobe colour space onthe Oly are you?
     
  18. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Have dynamic range adjustments been turned off, and is the warm color setting been turned off? Camera bodies ship with many features either on or off that, IMHO, should be off and on.

    --Ken
     
  19. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 10, 2010
    Southport, OzTrailEYa
    pellicle
    +1 on this ...
     
  20. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    I have a Panasonic G5 and I always find it's JPEG's very eye catching with warm pleasant saturated colors.
    Although I think the quality of the JPEG is a bit inferior than the Olympus ones. This is even more evident using Olympus lens mounted on the G5.
    I also have a Panasonix GX1 but even with the same settings I'm not able to match the colors and light of the JPEG's with the ones from the G5. So, the G5 rendering it's different also from other Pany cameras.