Gordon Laing wrote:
While it may be true that 12 mpixels could be pushing Four Thirds a little far, I think the 15 Mpixels (without gapless microlenses) on the 500D / T1i also isn't doing Canon few favours. Looks like Nikon got a good balance though with the D90 / D5000 sensor...
If an Enthusiust is focussed on only High ISO, then Nikon, Canon will "win" everytime....why go 12 on the E620/E30...
Atomic....why E30 ?....its one sweet piece of camera to use with nothing to complain about up to ISO 800. An even ISO 1600 is beyond good if you shot RAW and PP.
Noise is "better" on E3....if you don't mind banding at ISO 1600.
E30...better DR....no banding...slightly noisier than E3 which will bother you if you print say.....21"x24" at ISO 1600.
I would bet the "E4" will have the same gorilla body of the E3 and a sensor that has the DR of the E30 with the noise of the E3.....but then what will Oly users complain about....probably the weight !
The 12 MP sensor and imaging pipeline on the E620/E30 is huge progress for Olympus after the disappointing DR and high ISO performance of the
EX10, E3 & EX20 cameras.
Most Pro Photographers though will probaly always stick with Canon & Nikon APS-C or there abouts, because staring at incredibly blown up pixel level high ISO noise samples means something to them.
Oly owners are sure a hard lot to please.