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Olympus Pen E-P1 - Test Shots - Detail and Lens Performance

By Cliff Smith



Our Score:


A range of general test shots are shown over the next two pages. In some cases, the full size image has been reduced for bandwidth purposes, and a crop taken from the original full resolution image has been placed below it to show the overall image quality. Some other pictures may be clicked to view the original full-size image.


Here's the usual detail test shot of the West Window of Exeter Cathedral, for you to compare with other cameras. Please bear in mind that the maximum magnification of the 14-42mm lens isn't quite as high as most 3x zoom compacts. See below for a full res crop, or click to see the whole picture.


The level of detail is very good, but not really much better than a good compact.


The kit zoom lens is excellent, with very little optical distortion.


Centre sharpness is excellent.


The corners of the frame are also very sharp.


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