I noticed that the church steeple in the far distance (on the right) is straight up/down in the E90 photo and leaning inward in the L1 photo. Also, the L1 sky has a hint of banding. Agree with you about the green and blue tints.Took my H3 out to the top of a hill, put it on the roof of my car alongside an H520 with E90 camera and took some side-by-side photos and short video.
I set the H3's ION L1 camera to Auto and then matched the E90 settings to it as near as possible and took these two photos (raw jpeg photos):
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(just a few minutes apart - fast moving clouds!)
I am not a photographer (mech. engineer who flies drones) so I would appreciate some comments on how much better the L1 is than the E90. The detail looks the same to me. I use my H520 for surveying and I am looking for a lightweight drone to replace my Inspire 1 X5. Not sure I have found it yet.
The distortion towards the edges is different.
Where the E90 makes everything bluish, the L1 seems to make it greener.
Looking through all the photos I've taken, the L1 image is sometimes more defined and sometimes it's the E90.
I do have the RAW/DNG files which I have uploaded to a Google Drive; message me if you would like to download them and I'll share them with you.
I'm a mechanical engineer too. But I've gotten pretty picky about images. In this pair, the L1 may have slightly greater sharpness (distant trees) but the sky/clouds don't look as good as the E90. L1 sky looks a little ruddy when zoomed in. Both images must be very wide angle because of the similar distortion. Jpg images may have fisheye distortion corrected.
Now I'm annoyed I didn't snap the photos at exactly the same time!
I think from Ty Pilot's analysis though, it looks like it is not worth selling your Hplus/C23 to buy an H3/L1.
What did Leica actually do?!? Loan an engineer for a few hours to tweak the settings, and take a fee from Yuneec to let them use the Leica label for marketing?? I really was expecting the sensor to be better, and the lenses too.
If the H520 had sensible gimbal control rates on the cameraman's controller in Team-mode I wouldn't bother with the H3. (Using Team-mode on the H520/E90, it is impossible to get smooth gimbal pan footage, the controls are too sensitive.)
I bought the Autel EVO II Pro with 1" sensor and adjustable aperture (cost $1600 to $1800). I'm very happy with the video quality, especially in H.265, 4K/30, LOG where you get 10-bit color and 120 Mbps. Also, there is very little, if any, residual image distortion. To take full advantage of the image quality, you need a powerful computer and editor. DaVinci Resolve 16 free version or Studio version ($300) works well once you learn how to use it. I'd always wanted a Typhoon Plus for that wonderful C23 camera, but bought the Autel because it is more compact. I apologize for discussing the non-DJI alternative brand here. I like this forum for the in-depth technical discussions.(or soon the Autel brand puts their 1 inch bird out.
The point is - there is still nothing out there (in this price range of around 1500 - 2500 bucks) that will surpass this level of camera. I have a Mavic 2 and while it's camera is pretty good and has a far superior interface, adjustable aperture and more -