Always interesting to get comparative shots like these.
Out of interest to compare how the E-30 that I have compares at a higher ISO with the E-5 which seems to get good reviews, I've downloaded two .orfs -
Image 6: E-5 ISO: 3200
and Image 10: e-30 ISO: 3200
Comparing the two side by side in ACDSee Pro 4, I'm surprised by how good the E-30 is when the whole image is seen. But the surprise to me is when zooming in to show more detail - although the E-5 seems to have less obvious noise this seems entirely due to far greater noise reduction with presumably in-camera editing that has lead to a noticeable softness in the detail of the overall E-5 image.
However, in places such as the text on the herb jar this blur is 'shadowed' and I wonder whether this may be due to movement of the camera or the IS system?
Are you able to judge what the blur is due to - over zealous noise reduction or movement?