The E-M5 jpeg quality is better than the GX1 and as good ad the NEX-5n!

The ISO comparison from Quesabesde (Click on it to enlarge)

Our Spanish friends from Quesabese (Click here) tested the E-M5 image quality and wanted to know if the “mysterious” E-M5 sensor performs as good or better than the Panasonic GX1. Their test shows that the E-M5 not only beats the GX1 but also is damn close to the NEX-5n (Sony’s bestseller cam)! I really don’t know who made that E-M5 sensor but one thing is sure, the E-M5 really catched up with the best APSC sensor. And I am really happy for Olympus! But I think the GX1 image quality in RAW will almost catch up with the E-M5. Panasonic always had been a little behind Olympus in terms of Jpeg rendering.

Two more E-M5 news: Full size JPEG samples to download at FourThirdsUser (Click here). New image samples by Gabrielle Motola (Click here). The Silver E-m5 is the most preordered at Amazon (Click here to see the ranking).

E-M5 preorders (Click on the names of the stores to see the product page):
Black E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany, and Amazon Japan.
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and J&R.
Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Redcoon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.

New Olympus E-M5 korean review, and downloadeable RAW images.


It’s time for a new Olympus E-M5 news roudnup and let’s start with non-english websites:
The korean blog Danawa (Click here) posted the first asian review. Scroll down to see their tests and image samples. An ISO test has been publsihed by the polish website Fotopolis (Click here). Again in Poland you can find high iso and dynamic range tests with downloadable *.orf RAW files:
http://www.m43.eu/testy/olympus-e-m5-pierwsze-wyniki-testu-poziomu-szumow/
http://www.m43.eu/testy/olympus-e-m5-ma-rzeczywiscie-swietna-dynamike/

Let’s go back to native english websites:
Image samples can be found at Whatdigitalcamera (Click here). And Gabrielle Motola (Click here) is particluraly impressed by the “fantastic” dynamic range of the camera. Ayton (Click here) did an imposisble E-M5 versus 5dIII versus D800 specs comparison.

E-M5 preorders (Click on the names of the stores to see the product page):
Black E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany, and Amazon Japan.
Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and J&R.
Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Redcoon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.

New SLRmagic 50mm anamorphic video by Seb Farges.

I like Seb Farges creative way of testing m43 stuff. The video on top shows the SLR magic 50mm f/0.95 lens used with the Berthiot Tiny Cinemascope 2X lens. Great work!
I take the chance to ask you to send me your best work from time to time. Tomorrow I am going to post an article with a list of links to readers work. If you have something special to show to our 43rumors readers drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com! Thanks!

P.S.:
The Berthiot 2x lens can be found on eBay (Click here) Same thing for the SLR magic lens on eBay (Click here)

Olympus E-M5 versus E-P3 by Pekka Potka!

On left the image quality of the Olympus E-M5. Ont he right the Olympus E-P3.

Pekka Potka is doing an amazing job in these days and keeps us posted with all his findings about the new Olympus E-M5. The latest post includes an image comparison between the E-M5 and E-P3 (Click here to see it): “E-M5 is markedly better in every regard: sharpness, signal to noise ratio, dynamic range… . At higher ISOs E-M5 gains about two stop improvement. This result comes from new sensor with more resolution and better pixel per pixel quality, thinner low pass filter and impoved JPG processing.

Of course these is a JPEG image comparison but Pekka promised to post some RAW comparison soon too! But looking at the results I really hope Olympus will update their PEN line soon. The difference is huge! Pekka also tested the Af speed with 4/3 lenses a (Click here) and explained the dial configuration on the E-M5 (Click here).

More E-M5 bits: A japanese test at Nikkei (Click here). Image samples at Itmedia (Click here) and Flickr (Click here). And first music clip made with the E-M5 on youtube (Click here). The video quality is good but the music is terrible :)

And here is the Full E-M5 Preorder list (Update with J&R links):
1) Black E-M5 body at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany and Amazon Japan.
2) Silver E-M5 body at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Warehouse UK, Redcoon Germany, and Amazon Japan.
3) Black E-M5 body with 14-42mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto and J&R.
4) Black E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Redcoon Deutschland, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
5) Silver E-M5 body with 12-50mm lens at
Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto, J&R, Jessops, Amazon UK, Amazon Deutschland and Amazon Japan.
6) FL-600R wireless flash at
Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
7) MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter at
Amazon and Adorama.
8.) HLD-6 power battery holder at
Amazon, Adorama and Amazon Japan.

New DXOmark and other lens reviews

DxO is heavily testing our m43 lenses and the Leica really looks like a stellar performer:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 review at DxOmark (Click here): “Our measurements of the Panasonic-Leica lens confirm that micro 4/3 lenses are quality optics, with results at least as good as those for entry-level APS-Cs.
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 review at DxOmark (Click here).

More lens reviews/news:
Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 Review at Admiringlight (Click here) and Damian (Click here).
Crazy test – Pansonic 20mm f/1.7 vs. Olympus 14-35mm f/2 (Dpreview).
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MEGA OIS Lens Firmware Update (ePhotozine).

Shop search links for the mentioned lenses:
Panasonic-Leica 25mm at Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay.
Olympus 45mm Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay Panasonic 20mm Amazon, Olympus US store, Adorama, B&H, eBay (out of Stock in ALL US stores).
The superb Olympus 14-35mm f/2.0 on eBay (Click here)