Olympus E-330 sample images

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by mark.thomas.7, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. For anyone interested, here are some Olympus supplied images from the
    E-330's new, unknown-quantity, 7.1Mp sensor.

    http://www.olympus-esystem.com/dea/products/e330/sample/

    Sadly I've only got a crappy LCD monitor at the moment and of course
    they are only jpgs, but at first glance they look pretty noise free,
    with well-controlled highlights on most, and in general, a quite
    'DSLR-like' quality about them, if you know what I mean (sorry about
    the veiled insult, Oly!) (O: They sharpen up pretty well which is a
    good sign.. It's hard to judge, but these images seem to indicate it
    may have fairly low contrast and good dynamic range, which would be
    nice if it proves true..

    But.. strangely, they are almost all shot in aperture priority mode
    (don't they like the Oly's metering?), a couple of them seem to have a
    bit of motion blur/focus errors/lens softness, and they were all shot
    at 100 ISO. Dang.

    Oh well. Could be worse, I suppose. I'm still waiting to se what they
    manage with the E3...
     
    mark.thomas.7, Feb 10, 2006
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  2. mark.thomas.7

    Lourens Guest

    Here's a few more:
    http://www.popco.net/zboard/view.php?id=dica_preview&no=78
    including a few high-iso ones. (big page...could take some time to load.)

    Lourens
     
    Lourens, Feb 10, 2006
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  3. Here's a few more:
    Thanks Lourens.

    The ISO comparison is interesting. Just looks like more noise
    reduction at the expense of loss of detail. I'll wait for the dpreview
    and imaging-resource comparisons, but those images do not give me much
    hope on the low-noise front..
     
    mark.thomas.7, Feb 10, 2006
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  4. mark.thomas.7

    Rich Guest

    If you look at the grain images, it looks almost like the 300, 330 and
    500 all had the same sensor, with just different levels of noise
    supression used. If you run the picture (all six crops will be saved
    when you save the image) though a noise reduction program
    like Neat Image, it obliterates what detail is left, leaving the E-300
    image as the sharpest, retaining the most legible characters
    but with more noise.
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Feb 11, 2006
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  5. mark.thomas.7

    Alan Browne Guest

    Marketing were in charge of the photo selection.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 12, 2006
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