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Comparison Shots on 3 sensors - Passing the time while stuck in.

DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.4k 23 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2020 1:08PM
With some time on my hands I thought I'd try a comparison (not very scientific) of my cameras against my old Stylus 1.
I've repeated a close up shot of a watch mechanism so try and discern any real world differences between 1-1.2, 1" and MFT sensor resolution. Some years apart as I no longer have the Stylus 1 and different software to edit the latest two.

Over all I see the MFT with 30mm Macro lens as better detailed - but there's not a lot in it.
But I can't really see much between the Lumix and Stylus1.


Olympus Stylus 1


Lumix LX15


OMD E-M10ii with 30mm Macro
photowanderer Avatar
28 Mar 2020 2:49PM
Without having seen your own conclusions, had a look at the three images and rate the MFT/macro shot distinctly the best of the three.
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 24.1k United Kingdom
28 Mar 2020 3:04PM
I would put my 'tick' against the OMD EM 10ii image but there is not a lot between the bottom 2.
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.4k 23 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2020 4:48PM
Now I have more even light I've taken another with my 30mm macro and longer exposure.
This (in my opinion) best of the group.

LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
29 Mar 2020 9:31AM
One challenge is exactly where you will focused together with limited depth of field.
In the first 3, using the inner brass cog-wheel for detail, the Lumix has more detail and a little more contrast.

However if the in camera settings have not been adjusted to be as near equal as possible, combined with apparently different lighting on the 3 images, you are to some extent comparing apples to oranges.

The fourth image has a stronger light source (clarified with detail in the black background) - and slightly less detail in the brass cog-wheel than in your first set of 3 images.

I useful exercise could be to record the current menu settings for each cameras and then to adjust the settings to try to get 3 images more closely matching in contrast, white balance etc.


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