1st shot in each sequence straight out of the camera JPG
2nd shot RAW saved as JPEG without editing using Olympus Viewer 3
3rd shot RAW processed in LR5 and saved as JPEG with no editing
4th shot RAW processed in trial copy of CaptureOne 8 and saved as JPEG with no editing
Camera was set to low Noise Reduction for all shots
Not the best shots I've ever taken but useful for this test
My least favourite processing is LR5
It's not a very scientific test as I forgot to ensure consistent resolution for all images, but I would need to do more work in LR5 just to match SOOC JPEG compared to other packages.
I have a copy of DXO Optics 8 but it can't handle images from the EM-1 but past experience is that it too is better than LR5.
Now my dilemma is choosing:
great workflow using RAW in LR5 (which is great for low ISO images) Using another tool to process RAW then save as potentially multiple DNG/TIFs
Just use JPEGs and LR5 and use RAW only if essential