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Olympus OMD EM5 vs. Sony RX100 Macro Shootout/Comparison!


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#1 NWDiver

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:36 PM

Big title for a couple of comparison shots.  But thought I would try to compare the Olympus OMD EM5 with the Olympus f2.8, 60mm Macro lens against the Sony RX100 with the Subsee +10 diopter.  The photos have not been sharpened only some minor corrections using Curves in Photoshop for exposure.  Both were in Nauticam housing, mounted on on I-Torch Tray, using the same Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes and I-Torch V24 Fishlite (2400 Lumen) Focus light.

 

In General:

1. Of course the OMD EM5 & 60mm gives you greater working distance.

2. Can add diopters to the OMD EM5 and Oly 60mm for Super Macro.

3. OMD can shoot at f22.

4. RX100 & Subsee +10 working distance will not work for shy subjects

5. You can go above +10 with the RX100 but you will be close to touching the subject.

6. Auto Focus with the OMD & 60mm worked ok with about 25% of the shots out of focus.

7. Auto Focus with the RX100 was not quite as good with about 30-35% of the shots out of focus when really trying to fill he frame to the max.  But you don't HAVE to shoot in Manual Focus as some have posted.

 

Settings for both cameras 

ISO 200, f11, 1/200.  Both cameras on Auto Focus, Center Spot

 

As Close as cameras would Focus

RX100 Subsee +10

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OMD EM5 Oly 60mm

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General Macro Shot

RX100 Subsee +10

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OMD EM5 Oly 60mm

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Edited by NWDiver, 02 September 2013 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:39 PM

As Close as the cameras would Focus

RX100 Subsee +10

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OMD EM5 60mm

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Edited by NWDiver, 02 September 2013 - 02:39 PM.