Nikon 1 J1 vs Olympus PEN Mini E-PM1 Review @ EPZ

Fight! The newcomer against the establishment, the newest versus the oldest and most mature compact camera system. The results are a bit..unexpected:

 

"Compared to the 12 megapixel E-PM1 at ISO200, the E-PM1 is showing less noise than the V1 at ISO100 and ISO200. ISO400 shows similar comparisons, with the V1 showing more grain / texture. At ISO800 the V1 images are showing more noise in bold colours like racing green and

blacks. At ISO1600 it's difficult to see much difference in the noise but the E-PM1 images show more detail and it appears as though the images from the V1 are blurred more. At ISO3200 the V1 shows more chroma noise and black dots start to appear. However, the E-PM1 is starting to show slightly soft images in comparison to its own sharp images at lower ISO settings. At ISO6400 the V1 images are blurred and the E-PM1 images show more detail with textured noise rather than just completely blurred spots. The V1 does a good job of keeping colour though. ISO12800 is not available on the V1 and the results from the E-PM1 are pretty awful (on default noise reduction settings)."

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