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Lacking an anti-aliasing filter, sharpness off the E-M1 sensor is high, but EM1 images have a fine grained noise structure that is always there (even at base ISO), it being only a question of how much image detail is present to make the noise structure less obvious. When smooth transitions are present, the sharpening approach becomes an imperative.
A striking difference is seen when comparing a 16MP Nikon Df image (full frame sensor) to a 16MP Olympus E-M1 image (Micro Four Thirds sensor): both have lovely overall attributes at a glance, but the Df images have a smoothness and finesse that can accept a massive dose of sharpening without any obvious effects.
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