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E-5 sample images from Photokina

A hastily assembled set of samples from a production-spec. E-5

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Olympus has production specification (version 1.0 firmware) E-5 bodies available for use at Photokina and I duly grabbed one to take a quick set of test samples, and you can inspect the gallery of images I produced below.

Because of my schedule at the show I only had about half an hour, and that included taking some samples with a Pen E-P2 and the new 40-150mm m.Zuiko kit zoom, so conditions weren't ideal. Some of the shots were taken deliberately in very dark conditions so shutter speeds were very slow. I noticed that some of the samples were slightly blurred but as the intention was primarily to show noise grain characteristics, I hope you will forgive the imperfections of some of these images.

Please note that noies filtering was switched off for all the JPEG shots provided. This means any noise present is basically unmanaged, but detail will be maximised. For proper evaluation you may want to consider running these samples through some form of noise management. All the samples were shot using a ZD 12-60mm SWD zoom lens.

I'm picking up my own evaluation sample later during the show and will be publishing a more carefully photographed samples gallery after a trip to the Far East next week.

To view or download the full size original camera JPEG image, click on its associated thumbnail from the gallery view below:



Image 1:
Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 2:
Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 3:
Shutter Speed: 1/30 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 4:
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 5:
Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 6:
Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 7:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 23 mm



Image 8:
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 35 mm



Image 9:
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 35 mm



Image 10:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 60 mm



Image 11:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 12 mm



Image 12:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 25 mm



Image 13:
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 52 mm



Image 14:
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 52 mm



Image 15:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 29 mm



Image 16:
Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 12 mm



Image 17:
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 25 mm



Image 18:
Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 25 mm



Image 19:
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 16 mm



Image 20:
Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 16 mm



Image 21:
Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 16 mm



Image 22:
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 30 mm



Image 23:
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 12 mm



Image 24:
Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 35 mm



Image 25:
Shutter Speed: 20/10 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 26:
Shutter Speed: 1/1 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 27:
Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 28:
Shutter Speed: 1/4 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 800
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 29:
Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 30:
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 3200
Focal Length: 49 mm



Image 31:
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 6400
Focal Length: 49 mm



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E-5 sample images from Photokina

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We have had a brief period with a production-spec. E5 and in responsive to many requests for sample ... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
perhaps it's just me, but I feel like I get less noisy images from my E-3...looking forward to some ... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I must *stress* that Noise Filtering is set to off in these samples in order to maximise detail. ... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
W That is f/1.4, exp 1/40, ISO 1600. Double checked my camera settings Noise Reduction off, Noise... (more)

John Perriment Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Hi Ian, It will be appreciated, I'm sure, if you are able to do this but I know you've got a t... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Definitely, sorry if I am being a tad pushy and impatient! There will be other comparisons avail... (more)

Dan in NC Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I very much appreciate your posting of these images, they the most useful that I have seen thus far.... (more)

Bob Ross Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Hi Ian, Thanks for the samples. Some of your shots had some "moire-bait" in the building patterns a... (more)

John Perriment Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Hi Dan, and welcome to the forum. It's nice to have you aboard. :)... (more)

Dan in NC Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Thank you very much. I have been reading this forum for about two years now, and I consider it one o... (more)

John Perriment Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Reggie, my initial reaction was pretty much the same as yours, but I've just revisited some of my hi... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
You may be on to something, not to mention that in my picture, the colors that the people are wearin... (more)

John Perriment Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I think it is still early days yet and a lot of comparison and evaluation needs to be done. The j... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Oh, I don't doubt at all that I will end up owning one (at least eventually) as I think that it m... (more)

Neonart Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
The detail is impressive! The cloth material in the Nestle umbrella, and the soda bottles is unreal!... (more)

John Perriment Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
The irony is that I am very much in favour of this camera but may never actually own one. :confu... (more)

Barr1e Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Hi Ian - Thanks for the time taken and showing some pix from the E-5. When you have digested... (more)

daveart Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Hi Thank you Ian, downloaded a couple of images, 3200 iso and 6400 iso and did a A3 size print of... (more)

bourdieu_boy Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Image 17 looks amazing. So much detail in the weave of the fabric of the banner.... (more)

dulino Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Could you post samples with noise reduction turned on to standard ? Thanks, Oleg... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Ian, we are impossible to please! *LOL... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Maybe - I should be getting my sample (which I can keep and take home) later today or tomorrow. I... (more)

Ians Tata Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
As the images are loading up they appear to be coming in at what looks like a 100% crop (at least on... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I'm now in possession of a brand new E-5 and I'm being loaned a 12-60 for a day :) I'll upload mo... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Thanks, Ian! Have fun with that thing!... (more)

joachim m.Zuiko 40-150mm?
Hi Ian, in your piece, you mention you had access to a m.Zuiko 40-150 for the Pen series. Any co... (more)

hschnee Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Ian, can you take some pictures of Emperor Penguins in the Antarctic? I want a torture test of th... (more)

Kiki Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I like what I'm seeing. Thanks for posting.... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Some good stuff in here. I think you [I]might[/I] be able to use these ISO 3200 prints in pretty... (more)

click-click Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I would like to see comparison images with GH-2 new sensor.... (more)

Kiki Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I am trying very hard to wait until this camera is out to see if there are any deals and not pre-ord... (more)

AdrianF Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Thanks for posting these. Does look good.... (more)

Ian Re: m.Zuiko 40-150mm?
Build quality looks good and it has the new generation AF motor that is quick and very quiet. I h... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I'd love to! When do we leave?! :D Ian... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
I'm meeting Panasonic in about 15 minutes - not sure they have sample-ready examples to let us lo... (more)

joachim Re: m.Zuiko 40-150mm?
Hi Ian, Thanks for the quick reply. I look forward to seeing/reading more on that. Joachim... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Unfortunately the upload speed here at the Photokina press office is very slow, so I'm going back to... (more)

Kiki Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Can't wait to see these. I just pre-ordered the E-5. Yikes!... (more)

Robert Watcher Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
That is what I was expecting and am glad to hear about now that the E-5 is out.... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Here you go - rather pleased with these :) [url]http://fourthirds-user.com/2010/09/more_e5_image_... (more)

joeru Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Thanks, Ian! They look quite good to me! Even with noise reduction off, they hold up well. How ... (more)

ReggieB Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
That shot of the eagle is amazing, a lot of detail in that crop! Looking through all of them, I am ... (more)

dulino Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Ian: Can you please try video ? I am mostly interested in understanding how E-5 tracks focus in v... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Continuous focus is not possible during video recording, apparently. I've not tried on the E-5 ye... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
AF performance is better, especially with SWD lenses and just-released new firmware. The shutt... (more)

dulino Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
In the manual for GH1 I've read that with 4/3 lenses it will refocus while recording a video if y... (more)

Ian Re: E-5 sample images from Photokina
Just back from the Philippines and am catching up on the posts over the last 8 days. I can confir... (more)

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