Overall picture

As part of our image quality testing for the Olympus OM-D E-M5 , we've shot our resolution chart with a Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM 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 OM-D E-M5 is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

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

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

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 200

JPEG files

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 800

ISO 800, score: 24 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600, score: 22 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200, score: 20 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400, score: 16 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800, score: 12 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600 , score: 10 (see full image)

Raw Images

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 200

ISO 200 , score: 26 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 400

ISO 400 , score: 24 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 800

ISO 800 , score: 24 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 1600

ISO 1600 , score: 22 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 3200

ISO 3200 , score: 22 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 6400

ISO 6400 , score: 16 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 12800

ISO 12800 , score: 14 (see full image)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 review: TIFF resolution ISO 25600

ISO 25600 , score: 10 (see full image)