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Video Quality of the E-P3 & E-PL3 vs E-P2 & E-PL2?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by M4/3, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. M4/3

    M4/3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    While everyone agrees the still image quality of the E-P3 & E-PL3 is virtually the same as the E-P2 & E-PL2, (and is DSLR league quality) the video quality of the E-P2 & E-PL2 is definately not DSLR league quality.

    So I'm wondering what owners of the E-P3 & E-PL3 think of the video quality? Has it improved greatly over the E-P2 & E-PL2 models? Is it now approaching DSLR video quality?
  2. DDBazooka

    DDBazooka Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 3, 2011
    I suppose it depends on the DSLR but the EP2/EPL3/EPM1 is definitely better than the older generations with their higher resolution and better supported formats.

    The sensor is still smaller than APS-C so I doubt video quality would match say a 5dmk2 but it shouldn't be too far off an entry level dslr.
  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    OK... I only have an E-P1.....and a Canon 5D Mk2

    And while the Canon is capable of producing better looking video... most of this comes from the larger sensor offering both better high ISO and a shallower depth of field.

    Olympus have shot some of their own adverts using the Pen... and they were also used for some shots in the film Seabiscuit.

    here are a couple of tests I did mixing Canon and E-p1 footage

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/9618688]Experiment with 2 cameras on Vimeo[/ame]

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/9621630]continuing experiment 5d and e-p1 on Vimeo[/ame]

    and two years on I can't recall which shots were with which!

    Also this was shot this summer on the E-P1 alone

    [ame=http://vimeo.com/24565959]A Garden in Gent on Vimeo[/ame]

    the newer PENs do offer 1080p... and more importantly offer full manual control when shooting video... which is key to getting 'professional' looking results

  4. steve16823

    steve16823 Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Brookfield, IL
    Secretariat. Seabiscuit came out before the E-1. :biggrin:
  5. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    oops.... But I am with Eddie Izzard when it comes to horse names

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2OgjcJ_hQo]Eddie Izzard- Horse Races - YouTube[/ame]


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