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As part of our image quality testing for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the EM-1 is capable of resolving up to around 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

See a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Olympus OMD EM1

Full ISO 100 image.

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 800, score: 22 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 3200, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 6400, score: 14 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 12800, score: 12 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Olympus OMD EM1

ISO 25600, score: 10 (Click here for the full resolution image)

Raw

OMD EM1

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 1600, score: 20 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 3200, score: 18 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 6400, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here for the full resolution image)

OMD EM1

ISO 25600, score: 12 (Click here for the full resolution image)

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Angela (Twitter, Google+, website) is head of testing for Future's photography portfolio, writing and overseeing reviews of photographic equipment for Digital Camera, Photography Week, PhotoPlus, NPhoto and Practical Photoshop as well as TechRadar's cameras channel. Angela has a degree in photography and multimedia and prior to joining Future in October 2010 was Amateur Photographer magazine's technical editor.