View Full Version : Lack of noise in E-M5 photos is just sooo good!

Ross the fiddler
15th September 2012, 12:00 AM
This is a comment from an Aussie person (http://www.photoforum.com.au/showthread.php?66171-Interesting-weeds-amp-other-introduced-plants&p=529830#post529830) about the cleanness of a photo from my E-M5.

ISO 3200 for the first (photo), is there much (any) noise reduction on that? Looks pretty clean, I know my 7d would be noisy as heck especially with the darker background.

This is the photo referred to (& the noise filter is set to low).
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/506/O9080267-s.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=51764)

The E-M5 rocks! *clap
And now the new PENs will be as good too!

Nick Temple-Fry
15th September 2012, 12:05 AM
Can you folks with E-M5 please keep quiet:D

Some of us are try to get by with just an E-3 and a e-PL1:(


15th September 2012, 12:10 AM
Lack of noise at such high ISO is unfamiliar to Olympus users and takes us out of our comfort zone. But we'll soon get used to it! :D

David Morison
15th September 2012, 06:48 AM
I certainly think that the results from the E-M5 can be used as a yardstick in assessing other cameras and brands. Apart from some FF monsters it is difficult to find any other camera that measures up to the E-M5 in noise terms, indeed very few that offer 25,600 ISO in a standard (not enhanced) range. The Sony A99 offers this but the A77 isn't noted for it's low noise/high ISO characteristics.

Here's one taken after sunset at ISO 25,600. DR a bit restricted but without the E-M5 I wouldn't have got this shot at all. AF as well!

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6170312.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/48067)


Ross the fiddler
15th September 2012, 07:18 AM
At least you got the photo with that one.

I had these pair of brown looking doves or pigeons (I've not ID'ed them yet) come today & I had forgotten I had left it on ISO 6400 and this is the result (with NF off & cropped) using the 70-300 lens from a distance because they were easily spooked.

Edit: The name of this bird is the Brown Cuckoo-dove or Slender-billed Cuckoo-Dove (Macropygia amboinensis).
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/506/O9150752-adj-cr2-s.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=52112)

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/506/O9150729-adj-cr-s.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=52111)

15th September 2012, 07:31 AM
Yes at last we are getting ISO results like Pentax has been getting for the last 3 years with there Sony sensor, the best move Oly made moving away from the Panny sensor, I cannot wait for the new Pens.:)

David Morison
18th September 2012, 06:14 AM
Because of the excellent low noise characteristics I leave my E-M5 set to auto ISO all the time without fear of spoiling an important image and I am always pleasantly surprised at the results.


18th September 2012, 07:50 AM
Totally agree, so do I. Usually auto ISO as well unless the lighting is particularly difficult. However if I forget the RAW image can always be tweaked but I prefer it to be right in camera first if I can.