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Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
Panasonic/Leica 25/1.4 DG Summilux

HighRes Sensor Shift Mode vs Standard Resolution, NOISE (Mining Artifacts)

See the resolution comparison for a discussion of hi-res versus standard resolution modes: file sizes, processing, etc.

This page compares hi-res mode versus standard-res mode with the primary goal of examining noise. In previous outings while shooting in bluish mountain light as here, your author observed that noise became a serious weakness of the Olympus sensor even at base ISO and with an ideal exposure.

This scene is exactly that type of noisy sensor situation, and thus makes a superb example to demonstrate how hi-res mode can massively improve the noise behavior, even using an ideal ETTR (expose to the right) exposure. See also the ETTR area in DAP.

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Variants Hi Res, Standard Res available in full article
f4 @ 0.6 sec, ISO 200; 2015-03-12 18:05:12
E-M5MarkII + LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4 @ 52mm equiv (25mm)

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