Is Your Camera Big or Small?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by tjdean01, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    Just curious what size your camera is. Here are the three categories:

    Large - Any of the OMDs, GH4, G6, etc.

    Medium - GX7, P5, PL2, etc.

    Small - PM2, PL7, GM1, etc.

    Other - I don't know what would go there but there's always going to be someone saying "other"! :redface:
  2. TonyZhang

    TonyZhang Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 8, 2014
    New Zealand
    G6 + 25mm f1.4(most of the time) so big. Though by conventional standards it is still remarkably small. I find that it is the perfect balance between ergonomics and size/weight.
  3. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
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    Large - GH3
    Medium - GX7

    I consider both of these to be small, at least compared to ones I used to use.
  4. Darren Bonner

    Darren Bonner Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 1, 2013
    Poole UK
    Large - G5, although a G6 fit my hands better as it is that little bit bigger

    Medium - E-PL5, although not much bigger than the EPM or the GF3 & 5, it is quite weighty due to it's very solid build, rather carry it in a bag than a jacket pocket.

    Small - GM1
  5. janneman

    janneman Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
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    Jan (John) Kusters
    My 'big one' is the Oly E-M5, but without grips and stuff I do not think of it as big. It gets a bit bigger by my love of primes, and the fact that I usually have at least 2 primes with me.
    And I have an E-PM2 for those occasions where I prefer not to be 'the photographer'. It is not that small, I am still in doubt whether the Pany GM 1 would not have been better. But the lack of viewfinder and the small zoom (I use the Oly EZ standard zoom) are enough to look like any other casual shooter.
  6. nstelemark

    nstelemark Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 28, 2013
    Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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    I've got large and small. E-M1 and E-PM1.
  7. Ted

    Ted Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 10, 2014
    Tasmania, Australia
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    Theo B
    I voted large because I have an EM-5, but I was expecting to hit either small or medium after moving from a DSLR!
  8. dombi

    dombi Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 30, 2013
    I have an E-M10. Since it is an OMD, I voted large.
    But I'd rather call it mid-size...
  9. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Funny thinking of the EM5 as large. It's as pocket-able as the GX7, even with the hump. How the times have changed.
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  10. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    The E-M10 is definitely NOT large. It's a tiny fraction of the size and weight of a GH4, for example.

    And my OM-D E-M1 is considerably smaller than the DSLRs I used to use.
  11. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Obviously, the correct answer is "all of the above." :biggrin:
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  12. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
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    Doug Green
    I clicked on "other" to reflect an OM-D that is not large.
  13. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Melbourne, OZ
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    You beat me to it.

    My biggest combination using μ43 glass is my E-M1 and 12-40/2.8. My shoulders tell me that is not large.:wink:
  14. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I call the GH3 and GH4, EM1 and gripped up EM5 supersized. They're too fat for me..

    My bare EM5 is large, my EPL5 is medium, and my EPM1 is small.
  15. davidzvi

    davidzvi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2012
    Outside Boston MA
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    All four. Everything from small/single camera lens up to a full rolling multi DSLR event bag.
  16. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Medium: EP1, GX1

    Small: GF3.
  17. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    By your metrics - 'large'. By my reference (FF Canon) definitely small enough :)
  18. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
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    Richard Elliott
    "Small" all the way with two GX1 bodies.

    I always figured I would likely go Fuji or Sony A7 before I would go large. If I am carrying the larger camera I may as well take advantage of the larger sensor.
  19. tkc9789

    tkc9789 Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 8, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Medium: GX7
    Other: OLY Stylus-1
  20. b_rubenstein

    b_rubenstein Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 20, 2012
    Melbourne, FL
    I have and E-M1, E-M5 & E-M10. Anyone who actually handled these cameras would NOT put them in the same size group.

    Why is this thread even in the Olympus forum when Panasonic cameras are also listed?

    People who reference the size of µ4/3 cameras to DX or FF DSLRs need to brush up on their reading skills. Only µ4/3 cameras are listed.

    If one wants to consider all still cameras ever made, then FF DSLRs are small compared to 20" x 20" Polaroid view cameras.
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