Comparison of Micro 4/3 lenses

MTF scores of the most popular lenses from Panasonic and Olympus.

After the article on APS-C lenses and full-frame lenses, here is a list of resolution tests for M43 lenses. Even if the sensor is smaller and therefore less efficient in low light, the tests are carried out on 16 megapixels sensors and therefore without disadvantage compared to the APS-C tests often carried out on old 15 megapixel devices.


Score provided on the most popular goals. This is only a small part of the tested lenses.

Dxomark Optical Limits
16 MP
Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f2.0
13 2499 / 12 MP
Olympus Lens Cap 15mm f/8
3 2562
Olympus M.ZUIKO 17mm f/1.8
9 2832
Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8
Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro
12 3067
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-50mm 1:3.5-6.3 EZ ED
5 2727
Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4 IS PRO
Olympus M.ZUIKO 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R
7 2692
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-150mm f/4-5.6 ED
  2301 / 12 MP
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
7 3124

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 ASPH

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH
13 3075
Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Mega O.I.S.
Panasonic Lumix G 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH Power OIS 
Panasonic Lumix G 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS II 
9 2837
Panasonic Lumix G VARIO 14-140mm / F3.5-5.6 POWER O.I.S.
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 45-175mm f/4-5.6 ASPH OIS
7 2148

To have more specifications on the lenses, or more models, consult the DXOMARK database. For resolution scores at different focal lengths and apertures, see the Optical Limits site.

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