'Now is the time to focus on the Micro Four Thirds System'

Amin Sabet

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I missed this one back in October. Quesabesde.com has a fascinating interview with Michiharu Uematsu, "planner of Panasonic imaging department". The interview is in Spanish, and I've only read the Google-translated version. Check it out. Uematsu was surprisingly candid.
 

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interesting , seem to say that as the installed base of micro 4\3 increases prices will fall

awful google translator im guessing that "young chambers" of the g system is 'new cameras " lol
 

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Okay, here's my paraphrased summary of Uematsu's comments:

  • GF1 doesn't use the GH1 sensor only because that would increase cost too much
  • If :43: cameras become more popular, they can be as cheap as DSLRs
  • We are not going to make a :43: camera cheaper than an LX or FZ camera
  • We are putting our resources into :43: at the expense of DSLR development
  • Much of the DSLR market will be replaced by :43:-like (mirrorless) cameras
  • We have a head start and welcome new competitors to come get smacked :rofl:
  • We are working on cameras with electronic shutters, but it will take a while
  • Our sensor size is the perfect balance between image quality, camera size, and optical performance
  • Software correction of lens flaws is needed to keep lens costs down
 
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