Olympus E-520 High ISO JPEG Image Quality

How do the E-520's high ISO JPEGs compare to other compact, 10MP DSLRs? The following table compares the E-520's performance at default NR settings to the Canon XS, Nikon D60 and Olympus E-420. Keep in mind that the Canon and Nikon have larger APS-C sized sensors.


High ISO Comparison with 10MP SLRs
Daylight-balanced illumination
Olympus E-520
Canon XS
Nikon D60
Olympus E-420
I
S
O

4
0
0
Olympus E-520
Canon XS
Nikon D60
Olympus E-420
I
S
O

8
0
0
Olympus E-520
Canon XS
Nikon D60
Olympus E-420
I
S
O

1
6
0
0

The Olympus E-520 puts on a respectable high-ISO showing against its 10-megapixel competitors, although the Canon Rebel XS wins handily at all ISO levels.

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