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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

Personally, I think 16Mp is enough resolution for most photographers' needs. However, improvements in noise would be very welcome from my point of view. Improved DR would be nice too, but I'm not too unhappy about DR on the current sensors TBH.
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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

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INMO, diffraction would only be applicable for the pixel density of the sensor used, but not how multiple images are combined & this is why I think that image would look so good.
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The point I was making concerned the actual number of photosensing sites on the image sensor, not the number of pixels in an image formed by combining multiple exposures, since for most photographs neither the camera operator nor the subject cannot be relied on to remain entirely stationary whilst the image is recorded.

Even in the case of the EM-5 high res mode the camera is still behaving as recorder which has the diffraction limitations of a 16Mp sensor. It is also the case that unless this mode is used with the highest quality lenses (i.e. the mZD Pro range) the lens manufacturing variances will probably provide the major constraint on the resulting image quality .

Regarding the imaging-resource.com comparisons, I think these are potentially unreliable since "the default (JPEG) settings" in the pictures are subject to the different manufacturers' variances/preferences in the amounts of built-in sharpening & contrast applied as well as possible differences in Anti-aliasing filters.

None of my comments are intended to belittle the achievement of the image combination technique as offered in the new EM-5 II - it's just that I think this will be of very limited general usefulness.
Agreed, thinking about it of course that makes sense because as you say the composite image is being recorded at 16Mp.
Ah well one can dream

As you also say Chris it's a solution that can only be used when conditions and hardware permit so not of practical use in most scenarios.
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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

Now it looks like Olympus doesn't get to keep this glory for themselves right now (apart from Hassleblad - H5D).
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Next week Ricoh/Pentax will have a technical presentation at the CP+ show for a new "super-resolution" technology based on pixel/sensor shift by using the sensor's image stabilization.

Read more on PhotoRumors.com: http://photorumors.com/#ixzz3RD6qyIc7
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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

Useful and honest update from Steve Gosling in this month's Olympus Magazine.

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I was hoping the High Resolution mode would work for landscape, but it doesn't unfortunately. If there is anything moving in the frame, it doesn't work and you get a herringbone pattern.
He goes on to say High Resolution model would be incredible for Architecture and still life.

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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

Hi Olympus also stated that they are working on improving this so that the High Res to work handheld at 1/60th sec now if they crack that Then it is workable, and maybe an update to work on the EM5 II.

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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

It sounds good but in practice we shall have wait and see. I am not overly impressed with the HD setting on the M1 when I have tried it.
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Re: Exploring the E-M5 II's "High Resolution" mode

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Hi Olympus also stated that they are working on improving this so that the High Res to work handheld at 1/60th sec now if they crack that Then it is workable, and maybe an update to work on the EM5 II.

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This may also tie in with the sensor design that Olympus announced that will act something like a Fovenon and capture colour information in two levels at each photo-site.
http://thenewcamera.com/multilayer-s...a-and-olympus/
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