A range of test shots are shown over the next few pages. Here, 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 in order for you to gain an appreciation of the overall quality. The following pages consist of resized images so that you can evaluate the overall exposure. For those with a dial-up connection, please be patient while the pages download.
Apart from the slightly better weather, I tried to take an identical shot with the D80 as I did with the Olympus E-400, so that a direct comparison could be made. See the 100% crop below.
This was shot in RAW mode, then converted to TIFF in Adobe Photoshop CS2 Camera RAW software, given a light shot of Unsharp Mask, and then cropped to the same position as the same shot in the E-400 review. As you can see, the level of detail is fantastic, but is it better?