Is the GH-2 m4/3?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Chuckr53, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Chuckr53

    Chuckr53 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 15, 2010
    Estero, FL
    I compared the GH-2 dimensions with a couple Olympus 4/3 dSLRs and the results were very interesting.

    The GH-2 has the :43: mount, not the standard 4/3 mount. This makes it more versatile for using off-brand lenses and adaptors, albeit with manual focus and aperature. But the size is more in line with the standard 4/3 dSLR cameras.

    GH-2 dimensions: 124mm x 90mm x 76 mm
    E620 dimensions: 130mm x 94 mm x 60mm
    E450 dimensions: 130mm x 91mm x 53mm

    My guess is that you'll soon be seeing the future Olympus Pro PEN camera to be something akin to the GH-2...and less like the E-P1 or E-P2 in form.

    My $0.02 FWIW...what do you think?

    P.S. Wouldn't you like to see faster :43: zoom lenses?
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Yes, I want faster zooms.

    Apparently, they are in the works this year
     
  3. photoSmart42

    photoSmart42 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 12, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    The GH2 is just about exactly the same size as the GH1, which itself is just slightly larger than the other G bodies that came out originally with the introduction of the format. Small size isn't the G/GH body's strength - it's features and capability, especially for the GH bodies. The G-bodies themselves aren't that much smaller than entry-sized APS-C cameras, although the lenses make a big difference in overall system size.

    We can only hope that one of these two companies brings out a pro-level body with a pro-level sensor and pro-level lenses soon. I think my bet's on Olympus to do it first as a concession to the 4/3 crowd they're leaving in the dust by moving away from that format. Panasonic's too focused on the consumer market, and at 3d/video features to worry about a pro-level camera system. They'd be competing directly against traditionally professional camera makers like Canon & Nikon, and they probably know that's an uphill battle they may not care to wage.
     
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  4. yvess

    yvess New to Mu-43

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    Nov 4, 2010
    There must be something wrong with the size of the GH2 in the Specs, or the measurement changed. They look more or less the same.

    GH1 depth 45mm
    GH2 depth 76mm
    strange?!