I really respect Mr. Mansurovs musings and reviews, but this 'battle' comes straight from the land of bloody obvious. There's a mini sensor (the Nikon 1 J2), a bit larger one (Olympus E-M5) and then a whole bunch of Aps-c sized ones. At least throw in a Fujifilm X-E1 in the mix for some real fun. I guess part 2 (Dynamic range) will be more interesting.
"As I have already mentioned before, I will be measuring dynamic range myself going forward without having to rely on other websites for the data. It will be interesting to see how my data compares to other sites like DxOMark. I am not
planning to do anything super intensive and I bet my measurements will not be without issues and errors, but I believe it is something worth trying. Hopefully it will give a different perspective to testing sensors.
Here is the first test that shows the low light performance of the following mirrorless cameras: Nikon 1 J2, Canon EOS-M, Sony NEX-F3, Sony NEX-5R/NEX-6, Sony NEX-7 and Olympus OM-D EM-5. Since these cameras all look excellent at ISO levels between 100 and 800, I decided to only show ISO performance at 1600 and above. Take a look!"
No longer the stuff of rumors, here's the E-M5 straight from the horse's mouth:
Dials! Dials everywhere, OM-D=Oh My Dials? Olympus really means business with this one. No fancy designer needed here, just the best example of retrography this editor has ever seen, and yes, i include all the recent Fujifilms, and the Panasonic GX1. . . . read more
Thank you for the heads-up 43rumors, and Focus Numerique for the plenty raw files. And, Olympus for the actual camera :) After a quick review of the raw files in question i came up with an alternative title for this post: Olympus moves into aps-c sized territory. If this camera is half as good as the hype has it, Oly will not be able to meet demand for a long time.
P.S Lightroom won't open these raw files, use Raw Therapee, Olympus viewer (try with noise filter off for more crucial pixel peeping), Raw Photo Processor etc. . . . read more