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 Post subject: E620 High ISO results
PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:59 pm 
I'm very impressed!

http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/revie ... 10412.html

At 3200, these seem usable for casual use [facebook, etc.] at 1600? these are downright decent.... but at 800 those are perfectly good. Its amazing, theres almost no change between 200-400-800.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:18 pm 
It's decent. Not earth shattering, but it is decent. I'm glad that they have a sensible noise reduction scheme where they are aggressive with chroma noise but leave luminance noise untouched.

Hopefully, Sony will follow suit since they're the only DSLR manufacturer who hasn't quite got high ISO noise reduction.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:09 am 
the iso looks very nice. it looks like olympus has been really trying to improve their noise performance. i would definitely like to see some more shots to test iso performance in "real life" examples.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:33 am 
I know photographyreview.com will be getting a production model real soon and they will definitely do this studio test here:

http://gallery.photographyreview.com/sh ... mpus+E-30|
http://gallery.photographyreview.com/sh ... mpus+E-3+|

as you can see from those, the E3 kicks the E30's butt when it comes to noise, it would be great to see how the E620 stacks up against the E3.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:53 pm 
it looks good 1600 is at last very usable, congrats Olympus!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:41 pm 
Oly will really kick ass if it is possible to share noise reduction tech to other models, ex. my e520, by firmware update.

In my dream


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:30 pm 
Atomic wrote:

as you can see from those, the E3 kicks the E30's butt when it comes to noise, it would be great to see how the E620 stacks up against the E3.


The photographyreview.com comparisons are much better than the other ones from that website that we couldn't read. On these photos, I agree that the E3 seems to handle ISO1600 and above better than the E30. That's too bad for the E30. Hopefully, the E620 will do a better job.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:31 pm 
That other site which I will not link to (dprev...) has a gallery of 21 photos taken with the E-620 using the 12-60. There are one or two photos taken at ISO 800 and 1600. They look usable for mid-sized prints. At 100%, the noise is troublesome.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:50 am 
Armanius wrote:
That other site which I will not link to (dpre...)


Dpre... Depression?

Sorry being off topic


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:52 am 
donalone wrote:
Armanius wrote:
That other site which I will not link to (dpre...)


Dpre... Depression?

Sorry being off topic


he meant Dpreview, which is very unkind to competition and delete links to cameralabs if theyre posted on their forums.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:49 am 
LOL! Hehehe. Thanks for clarifying Atomic. I purposefully did not write the whole name in there! There is also a lot of hostility in the forum there. Just came from there ... lots of angst.

Atomic, sounds like you are seriously considering the E-620? It does look pretty sweet.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:40 am 
Yep, I know I want to update my body, but can't decide to which. I know I'll be staying with Olympus, despite being tempted by the D90.

Now I have to choose between E3, E30, and the E620. I decided the E30 is WORSE than the E3 [noise comparison was shocking how much the E3 was better] and then Olympus decided to throw a wrench in my decision by releasing the E620. Now Ill have to wait and see for a comparison of the E3 and the E620 side by side.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:05 am 
get E-3 Atomic, especially if you value toughness and handling rather than compactness. I believe the E-3 iso is better too, or at least the same.

I also heard that with ur 12-60mm lens the AF will be the fastest on the world


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:03 pm 
Is the E-3 really that much bigger and heavier than the E-510? The E-3 and E-30 appear to be about the same size.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:09 pm 
Armanius wrote:
Is the E-3 really that much bigger and heavier than the E-510? The E-3 and E-30 appear to be about the same size.


it is a semi pro model so yeah it is bigger, almost the same as Nikon D300 or Canon 50D. The weight is 800g compare to 460g of E-520
so yeah it is almost double in weight.

check Gordon review:
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Olymp ... sign.shtml

It could be good and bad for you.


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