As part of our image quality tests, we shot our resolution chart using the P3 with the with the Olympus M. Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II lens mounted.

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 200 the Olympus P3 is capable of resolving up to 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

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

Full iso 200 resolution chart image

Cropped resolution chart image iso 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 20 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 16 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 12 (see full image)

Cropped resolution chart image iso 12 800

ISO 12,800, score: 14 (see full image)

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Head of Testing, Cameras

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.