Thanks for the quick reply! Do you have an e-30 or an 3-620 by any chance? Im thinking of upgrading from my e-520 to the e-620 and was wondering if it was worthwhile. I dont like to use the flash much, so iso 800 and iso 1600 performance would be important to me. I also like to do handheld IR... so iso 800 at least is necessary with that (even in broad daylight.)
I like to use manual exposure mode, so the 1/3 ev iso steps would be valuable. BTW is this camera 14 bit?
I have an E-3, and I dont know the bits.
However I can tell you, the E-3 has SOOOO much less noise than the E-510 I cam from, its ridiculous. I used to be afraid to even go ISO800, and now I cant even tell the difference between 100 and 800. ISO 3200 is effectively useless I found, but surprisingly, ISO2500 is perfectly fine. I think its less noise at 2500 than the 510 had at 800.