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

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Amin Sabet, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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.
  2. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    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
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    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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