Canon EOS M2 review: Incremental upgrade
By Kevin Carter -
Friday January 10 2014
Things get a little more interesting when the EOS M2 is compared with rivals competing for the same target audience. Both the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 and Olympus PEN E-PM2 have smaller MFT format sensors and yet the GM-1 performs at a similar level to the Canon. What it gains in color depth over the EOS it loses in low light (equivalent to a 1/3 stop in both cases). Although the same physical size and pixel density the Olympus E-PM2 adopts a different sensor altogether and outperforms both the GM-1 and EOS M2, albeit only marginally.
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Sigh...So i touch the "reply button" and then I get warped out of here into some sort of general forum in which my direct ppssibility to reply to you has now gone. ????? Impractical.
Anyways....Just look at your own graphs. Compare the EPM2 and the Sony 5T. No, these sensors are not identical (I am very aware of their size etc) but they do perform almost identical.
Yet you seem to imply that :
1) The difference between the EPM2 performance and the EOSM2 is marginal
2) The difference between the 5T and the EOSM2 is noted as "Against the APS-C format Sony NEX-5T, the EOS M2 doesn’t compare that favorably"
Noise performance throughout the range: all three score on par
DR: At base ISo Sony is clearly better than EOSM2, sligthly than EPM2. At high ISO the EPM2 is better than the Sony. EOSM2 also just nicks it there
Tonal range: Oly and Sony perform identical, EOSM2 is just a tad worse
Colour senisitity: Oly and Sony are again very close, EOSM2 is behind at lower ISO.
There is no reason to have a distinction between the Oly and the Sony performance. That is the point.
In fact: I wonder how come you score the Oly 72, the Sony 78. At base ISO the Sony on two points is a btit better, but above ISO 400 or so there is no difference or it is even a bit in favour of the EPM2.
That is my point.
I compared the soce of the EPM2, the Sony NEX 5T and the EOS M2. In contrast with your writing, the Sony 5T and the EPM2 are so close they are nearly identical. At base ISO the 5T is somewhat better, but the rest...The EOS-M2 is not bad at all, but if it is not close to the 5T likeyour articel suggests than the same is true for the EPM2. However you conclude there is a difference but it is a small one. Do you look at your own graphs?
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Re: Strange remark
Thanks for your comment.
About the comparison with the EPM2, our review says : “the Olympus E-PM2 adopts a different sensor altogether and outperforms both the GM-1 and EOS M2, albeit only marginally.”
The EPM2 scores slightly higher than the EOS M2, difference of score is not higher than ½ stop. Please keep in mind that the EPM2 sensor is significantly smaller.
NEX 5T and EPM2 are not identical at all, which elements give you that feeling ?
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