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Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

I took a few shots today at LCE in Leamington with the E-M1x. I was keen to try out the new hand held hi-res (HHHR). It really does work. I took a few shots inside the shop where the lighting was pretty poor. The following shot was at ISO 1000, 1/160s and f4:



And here are three crops from a part of the image. First is the hi-res JPG (oversharpened by the camera IMHO), second is the hi-res raw, third is the lo-res raw:

SOOC JPEG HiRes:


Hi Res raw. Sharpened to taste in LR:


Lo Res raw. My default sharpening:


So, a few observations:

- Hi res image is not only higher res, but it's got a lot less noise
- Raw file needs more sharpening to get it to look good (at least in LR)
- SOOC JPEG is horribly oversharpened

I took a few shots of people in the shop too and it worked pretty well too. Definitely usable for posed portraits. This is HHHR of a customer standing at the counter. 1/50s ISO 1000 :



I don't think it's necessary or desirable for portraits though, but for landscapes - this is a fantastic feature. I'm really hoping it makes it into the E-M5iii.
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

Very good - are you buying one?
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

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Very good - are you buying one?
No - too big (and too expensive).
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

Looks like the processing of multiple images also deals with the noise rather nicely.
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

Pretty impressive I have to say.

How was the EVF?
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I didn't notice any real difference over the E-M1ii.
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

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I didn't notice any real difference over the E-M1ii.

I forgot all about the new EVF optics when I went to try and it was only after I had left the shop that I realized that I hadn't noticed any difference!
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

I thought the EVF gave a bigger view, but it's not a great difference.
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I forgot all about the new EVF optics when I went to try and it was only after I had left the shop that I realized that I hadn't noticed any difference!
Putting aside size issues, the price is obviously the other contentious point about the E-M1x and not upgrading the EVF in a camera at this price is a bit of a surprise. All the following cameras have significantly better EVFs:

- Nikon Z6 (2100)
- Sony A7Riii (2700)
- Panasonic S1 (2300)
- Panasonic G9 (1300)

I think especially given the G9, it's astonishing really that Olympus didn't upgrade it.
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Re: Hand held hi res - It's fabulous !

You could also add the Fuji X-H1 and XT-3 to the list.
Shame about the EVF, it doesn't send a great signal out because I'm sure they would have had access to a higher resolution panel.

My G9 EVF is much nicer than the my E-M1 MkII with the exception of the slight pin cushion effect which you soon forget.
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