Pictures taken in 2015 to compare 3 cameras at high ISO (6 pictures)

On one of the digital photography forums (dpreview.com), somebody was asking whether a Stylus-1 or an E-M10 with kit lens was better at low light, no flash pictures. I decided to compare 3 cameras I had on hand, taking a quick picture of one of our cats (Aerosmith). Usually fine details, like cat hair is something that shows up when doing high ISO shots like this.

The three cameras are:

These three pictures were all taken at wide angle for the camera (24mm equivalent field of view for the E-M5, and 28mm equivalent field of view for the E-PM2 and Stylus-1). At the telephoto end of the lens, the two mirrorless cameras would be worse, since the lenses would be at f/6.3 and f/5.6.

I have added 3 detail shots of the image cropped to 400x400 pixels. My take away, is the Stylus-1 starts showing noise effects sooner than the mirrorless cameras (which is to be expected, since the Stylus-1 has a smaller sensor), but the faster lens (f/2.8) makes up for this to a large extent.

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Pictures of the Olympus E-PM2 (2 pictures)

Picture #1: Olympus E-PM2 picture + 14-42mm II-R lens
Olympus E-PM2 picture + 14-42mm II-R lens
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Copyright, Michael Meissner 2015, All rights reserved
Olympus E-PM2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm-IIR lens
f/3.5, ISO 2000, 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:21:51
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:33
Picture #2: Detail of Olympus E-PM2 + 14-42mm II-R lens
Detail of Olympus E-PM2 + 14-42mm II-R lens
400x446, 39,527 bytes (39K), (html file)
Olympus E-PM2 camera with Olympus-m43 14-42mm-IIR lens
f/3.5, ISO 2000, 1/60 sec, 14.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:21:51
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:50

Pictures of the Olympus Stylus-1 (2 pictures)

Picture #1: Olympus Stylus-1 camera
Olympus Stylus-1 camera
992x767, 97,252 bytes (95K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2015, All rights reserved
Olympus Stylus-1 camera
f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/30 sec, 6.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:23:06
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:33
Picture #2: Detail of Stylus-1
Detail of Stylus-1
400x423, 39,196 bytes (39K), (html file)
Olympus Stylus-1 camera
f/2.8, ISO 640, 1/30 sec, 6.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, auto
35mm equivalent focal length 28.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:23:06
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:52

Pictures of the Olympus E-M5 (2 pictures)

Picture #1: Olympus E-M5 + 12-50mm lens
Olympus E-M5 + 12-50mm lens
768x599, 73,903 bytes (73K), (html file)
Copyright, Michael Meissner 2015, All rights reserved
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-50mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 2000, 1/60 sec, 12.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 24.0mm
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:32:46
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:34
Picture #2: Detail of Olympus E-M5 + 12-50mm lens
Detail of Olympus E-M5 + 12-50mm lens
400x423, 38,686 bytes (38K), (html file)
Olympus E-M5 camera with Olympus-m43 12-50mm lens
f/3.5, ISO 2000, 1/60 sec, 12.0mm, auto mode, vivid color, matrix metering, image stabilization
35mm equivalent focal length 24.0mm
Programs used: gimp
Taken by Michael Meissner on February 16, 2015 02:32:46
Last modified on February 16, 2015 at 10:52

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