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micro 4/3rds isn't so micro anymore
Old 4 Weeks Ago   #1
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micro 4/3rds isn't so micro anymore

It is interesting to see how 4/3rds cameras have improved over the years.
A decade ago the Panasonic DMC-L1 was sold and it was a terrific camera for its time and weighed 606g with a battery. the much more capable Panasonic m4/3rds arrived in 2009 and it weighed in (with battery) at 630g.
Today, the m4/3rds Panasonic GH5 weighs 725g with battery.
The GH5 is amazing in many ways but I am not so sure that these cameras should be called micro any longer.
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There's big cameras, medium cameras, little cameras and positively tiny cameras, all within the MFT microcosm. Options are good no?
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The GH-5 is the top of the line, with a good-sized battery for longer videos. Other m4/3 cameras are smaller and lighter.

A Nikon D5 comes in at nearly double the weight, 1415g.
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My E-PL1 is very light.
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There's big cameras, medium cameras, little cameras and positively tiny cameras, all within the MFT microcosm. Options are good no?
Exactly. That's why I like m4/3. You can have EM1 with huge(not so) tele-zooms to hunt an elephant, or GM5 with pancake or even lens-cap lenses to have in your pocket.
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Handled-tested an EM1 which was quite a nice camera, Consumer DSLR sized (Canon EOS-Nikon D5xxx size more or less) but packs its punch. Not pocketable though.

I have an EPL2 and it is rather compact. Curiously the size with a sigma 30mm 2.8 is about the same as an OM-1 with a 50mm 1.8; That does cast a doubt about m43 being smaller than 35mm.

Whenever the time to upgrade/phase out my current m43 I will have to choose moving larger or smaller. The GX80/85 seems nice, and the GX8 rather too large for the format. My friend got an LX100 which is nifty.
As film cameras are the "large" cameras per se, I may move towards smaller.
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I recently traveled to Italy with two M 4/3 camera and one lens for each camera. The overall package was very small and light. I had with me E-P2 and E-PL1 with two outstanding lenses (Zeiss 5cm/1.5 ltm and Summilux 25mm/1.4).
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It seems to be another example of taking something that was good because it was small, and then making it a lot bigger. With cameras, it all started with the screw-mount Leica; then went on to motor-driven SLRs with two-pound zoom lenses and a Domke f-1x or a Tamrac Pro System 12 filled with 30 more pounds of stuff.
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