Olympus E-PL1 Image Tests
I thought the High-ISO performance was great and even ISO 1600 looked really good, and ISO 3200 is quite useable when properly exposed. I purposely picked a darker part of the photo to show off more noise, most of the photo had less noise. The small hexagons you see in the photo are part of the photo, I photographed a small colorful calendar and that's just the way it was printed.
ISO 100, 100% crop
ISO 200, 100% crop
ISO 400, 100% crop
ISO 800, 100% crop
ISO 1600, 100% crop
ISO 3200, 100% crop
ISO 3200, 100% crop, Noise reduction off
ISO 100, full photo
ISO 3200, full photo, Noise reduction on
I though results looked good all the way up to F16, which was surprising. I could notice some effects at F22. The pattern you see in the picture is part of the photo.
F5.6, 100% crop
I could focus down to 2 1/16 inches with the 14-42mm kit lens, not bad for a kit lens. And the detail looks great.
I was about 3 5/8 inches from the end of the lens for this photo.
100% crop of above photo.I think the photo shows great detail, even though the 14-42mm kit lens is not even a macro lens.
I'll upload some video soon. The video clips I took were HD 1280x720 and looked excellent. The only caveat is that the camera is slow to auto-focus when the subject changes, or you zoom in/out, so it might not be the best for moving objects.
I thought the Olympus E-PL1 held it's own to my Nikon D300 + 18-200mm lens, with some indoor tests and also shooting outdoors in sunny weather.
Oly E-PL1, indoor photo, 100% crop
Nikon D300, indoor photo
Canon S90, indoor photo
Olympus E-PL1, 14-42mm lens, 100% crop
Nikon D300, 18-200mm lens, 100% crop
Oly E-PL1, full shot
Nikon D300, full shot
Some Additional Olmypus E-PL1 photos
A see a little highlight clipping here. When I get my hands on the camera again I'll do some dynamic range testing compared to my other cameras.
Excellent, excellent, excellent. The sensor is much closer in size to a dSLR sensor than a compact sensor, and it shows. JPEGs straight out of the camera are colorful, punchy, full of contrast, and need little editing.