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Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

HiRes Mode: Camera JPEG vs raw Single Shot (Dolls)

See also the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II hi-res evaluations.

Shot with the about $1949 Olympus 35-100mm f/2 SHG, the Super High Grade series being the best performing lenses available for Micro Four Thirds, albeit requiring the Olympus MMF-3 Lens Adapter.

This page compares technical image quality of the Olympus OMD E-M1 Mark II from a 20-megapixel raw file to a 50-megapixel downsampled hi-res mode JPEG, downsampled to match the 20-megapixel raw file. While it is much preferable to compare raw to raw, Photoshop did not yet support Hi-Res ORF files at the time this page was prepared.

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Variants HiResMode_JPEG,StdRes_RAW available in full article
f4 @ 1/10 sec, ISO 64; 2016-12-20 13:59:12
Olympus E-M1 Mark II + Olympus 35mm f/2 SHG via MM3 @ 157.8mm equiv (76mm)

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