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Old Jun 15, 2013, 8:28 PM   #11
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With micro 4/3 cameras the issues with most distortion form the lenses are corrected by the camera. So it is not to big of an issue. Olympus and Panasonic both does a good job correcting some of the small short falls of the lenses.
Unfortunately, the way to correct for distortion in an image is to play with the pixels, which results in more corner softness where the image is already softer. Correcting for vignetting and/or chromatic aberration typically increases image quality, but correcting for distortion trades problems in rectilinearity for problems in sharpness.
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If you want to pixel peep, then you will see it at 100% crop. But even printed 24x36 for a poster, it is not noticeable. I have done it with photos taken with the olympus. And you do not notice.

Also the translucent mirror of sony has issues as well. Ghost images is one thing you can not correct for in PP. And given the right angle during daytime. It happens.

So to conclude, there is no perfect camera. Just a camera that fit most of your needs. I know I have couple of dslr, compacts and mirrorless.
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You don't need to pixel peep to see a lack of sharpness in the corners. Further, attempts to sharpen corners that have been softened by attempts to compensate for distortion will also show oversharpening artifacts.

Personally, I'd rather have the distortion.
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Do post some of your example of the mirrorless where it is so obvious at say 8x10
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Do post some of your example of the mirrorless where it is so obvious at say 8x10
I don't have any, but I've seen plenty here.

I'm just not in the habit of using examples that others post to show off how good their cameras are, as examples of how bad their cameras are.
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