Not a great photo, but I walked to the store at night to get a pop. I brought the E-P7 and the Panasonic 20mm 1.7, which, notably in the 16 megapixel sensors, would cause issues with low light. But also would be difficult to take in low light. I find that the E-P7 has substantially worse image stabilization than the E-M10.4, maybe in line with the 10.2. I find it difficult to take photos with the E-P7 slower than about 1/5th of a second. Now, mathing that out, that’s about 3 stops of stabilization. Not great, but better than the E-PM2, which would struggle at about 1/8th.
The snow provides a few extra stops of light, though. For example, tonight, I took this, in my normal testing spot.
This has an EV of around -1.5
I normally get about -3 to -4 EV in that spot, meaning the snow gives at least a few stops of light.
And here it was quite bright in fact. I’m going to try to develop some tricks to get down to a half second. I really intend to use the 20, 17, and 25 with this lens, so I need it to work a bit better than I’ve got it so I can take photos in darkness. In the mean time, 1/6 seconds is quite easy. So easy I didn’t really try.