Setsuya Kataoka Interview on Photographyblog


image courtesy of Photographyblog

Photography Blog also interviewed Setsuya Kataoka and got a few more details from him.

When asked about sports “the OM-D E-M1 Mark II is more aimed at sports photographers who work a lot on their own who can support themselves, and like the portability of a smaller system.” Also this is not the same sensor in the Pen F and reads out twice as fast, which is pretty impressive.

The two newest lenses that offer 6.5 stops of stabilization are the 12-120mm and 300mm at the time. The rest offer 5/5.5 stops. You have to use a tripod to use the 50megapixel mode, which is similar to their other camera that offers the same technology.

You can read the rest of the interview over at the photography blog.

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  • Jeffry De Meyer

    Would be really nice if they managed to get it on par with aps-c noise levels at the base, pen f still is lagging at least a stop and a half

    • Given same-generation technology, the gap will never close. The major constraint is the relative size of the sensors.

      • Jeffry De Meyer

        At some point it is just going to be resolution.
        the pixel pitch of the gx8 is 3.3ùm
        the canon 5ds is 4.1um or something.

        at some point the say 70 megapixel fullframe cameras will also have a similar photosite size as those found on m43 systems and it is just going to be a difference in resolution.

        • The main source of noise in current digital cameras is ‘shot’ noise (caused by the random way in which photons arrive at the sensor). Larger sensors gather more light and are less noisy, smaller sensors gather less light and are more noisy.

          The size of the individual photo-detectors doesn’t influence overall image noise.

          • Jeffry De Meyer

            No that is just because of that infuriating equivalency crap.
            Noise is governed by the individual photo sites and the read out and amplification…

            Take a full frame lens and it will shine the same amount of light per mm^2 on a m43 sensor or an aps or ff sensor.
            If the photo sites are the same and the rest of the system is the same there will be just as much noise.

            Once you start doing stuff like 25mm is the same as 50mm because you get the same field of view. Or you move away from the subject to get a similar composition you are changing the amount of light that is going to reach your sensor.