I really enjoy my E-3. While high ISO performance may not be as good as competitors, it is certainly not terrible. The noise produced by the E-3 (or the e-520 i own) is fine with me as long as i get proper exposure. also, the in body image stabilization really DOES work.
i took this shot in very low light at a venue, 1/30 of a second at iso2500 with the 50-200mm lens, which is a rather large lens to some. while you wont see the effects of the image stabilization in the viewfinder, it IS there.
Thats a great shot, thanks, all the comments seem to make me want to dive right in a go for the Oly,
However there is just one more thing which concerns me that was mentioned to me and I quote
"A large sensor is going to beat the same generation smaller sensor pretty-much every single time in terms of IQ for the same number of megapixels, especially noise in low light. With Canon you have also got the chance to go to an even larger sensor in the future- where the Olympus system will always be relegated to 4/3rds sized sensors due to the lens flange->sensor plane distance."
How much truth is in this and is it true?
Does this mean that if I do go with the Oly system that could well have to change the lenses again when they one day go to a larger sensor?
Sorry for all the questions, I intend spending a lot on this system and dont want surprises a couple years down the road.