Olympus OM-D E-M1X review - Quality

Quality

To measure and compare the noise levels on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X, I shot the following scene in RAW+JPEG mode at every ISO value and took 100% crops from each for the table lower on the page; the area cropped is indicated by the red rectangle in the full image below. JPEGs are straight out of the camera, while RAW files will be added once there’s support for the E-M1X in ACR. For comparison I repeated the test with the Sony A9, a full-frame camera aimed at similar types of sports and wildlife photographers.

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 64 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 100 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 200 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 400 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 800 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 1600 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 3200 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 6400 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 12800 ISO

 

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Above left: Olympus OM-D E-M1X. Above right: Sony A9. 100% crops from JPEGs at 25600 ISO

 

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Above Sony A9. 100% crop from JPEG at 51200 ISO

 

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Above Sony A9. 100% crop from JPEG at 102400 ISO

 

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Above Sony A9. 100% crop from JPEG at 204800 ISO

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