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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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I read somewhere that the E-M1 has a new Panasonic sensor….I'd believed it way the Sony from the E-M5 without AA filter….is this confirmed and if so has anyone noticed any improvement?
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Re: Sensor

Yes, it seems that Chipworks tore down an E-M1 and found Panasonic ID marks on the sensor chip. This explains the significant difference in dark frame noise between them. As to other IQ differences, it seems most users and reviewers can't tell much of a difference between the E-M1 and the E-M5.
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So which is better, a Stanley or a Draper screwdriver?
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Yes, I too have spotted this on a number of forums. I was previously under the illusion that the Sony sensor from the E-M5 was used in the E-M1. It seems that the on sensor phase detection focusing became the priority requirement for Olympus designers.

The IQ is different to the E-M5 but not significantly. I do believe the colours have changed a tad or two, but then the Sony sensors are renowned for their colour rendering, or at least when used on Sony cameras.

A friend recently visiting us from Australia also changed to m4/3 Panasonic and we enjoyed a day out in the New Forest together, swopping lenses (as you do!).

I was amazed to find so many features that I thought were unique to the EM-1 also on his Panasonic cameras. ie the top button quick access to change camera settings etc.
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Re: Sensor

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So which is better, a Stanley or a Draper screwdriver?
Stanley, I prefer the colour!
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So which is better, a Stanley or a Draper screwdriver?
Stanley of course. My Draper screwdrivers ended up being binned because the tips snap off. The handles on a Stanley have more grip too.

There will always be a difference between products designed to do the same purpose.
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Re: Sensor

Is it possible that the development of the E-M1 sensor started before the link up with Sony and the subsequent availability of the E-M5 sensor? We know the development of the on-sensor PDAF has been a looooong time coming.
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So which is better, a Stanley or a Draper screwdriver?
No doubt about it - Stanley every time. (I have some Stanley planes that are older than I am).
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