I have been using the Olympus E-P1 for a little while now. While you can expect a full review of this new camera soon, below you will find my results from a quick ISO test shoot on a tripod in a tungsten lit room, with white balance set to tungsten and exposure set via Program mode.
Olympus E-P1 Reference Shot at ISO 100
The following 100% crop samples were taken from the center of the image as 100px by 600px crops.
Olympus E-P1 ISO Comparison Chart
Use the links below to download a full size image at the various ISO settings. Just right-click an choose “Save Link As…” or “Save As…” depending on your web browser.
Olympus E-P1 ISO Conclusions
I’m not ready to call the E-P1 a low light king; however, it performs well when compared against point and shoot cameras and is approaching the noise performance of some entry-level DSLRs. My initial thoughts are that the camera is still out of the league of the Nikon D5000 and Canon Rebel T1i; however, it has potential. Expect more coverage in an Olympus E-P1 review soon.
What Do You Think?
So, do you think these images live up to your expectations for the Olympus E-P1?
Have you compared these images to the recent Sony A330, A300 and A700 ISO Review?
Any other thoughts?
Fire away in the comments below.