zone 10 article: is micro 4\3 raining on canons parade?


Mu-43 All-Pro
Dec 26, 2009
new york city
i think this is a must read, most will know most of what it says ,knowlege wise ,but it does a good job of showing how shaken up the camera industry is by micro 4\3 and make the claim of an olympus with built in evf soon as well as
hints of a hdr like shutter system

some highlights...............................

"For some time now there has been a pent-up demand for cameras that could offer the same lens interchangeability and features but without the bulk of DSLRs. No manufacturer has answered that calling until Micro FourThirds showed its hand. And by the looks of it, market acceptance is growing fast right across Japan, Europe and America. Recent sales numbers and popularity rankings are beginning to prove that point. Even online forums and blogs are abuzz with almost unbridled excitement.

So far apart from Panasonic and Olympus flying the flag for Micro FourThirds, there have only been two others who have responded. Ricoh brought out the unusual GXR with its interchangeable sensor/lens assembly and Samsung’s APS-C based NX10. We don’t believe either will pose too much trouble to Micro FourThirds. Instead we think they’ll raise even greater awareness to what both Panasonic and Olympus offer. So that’s a good thing.

But what about the industry’s stalwarts?
What are their views and why the lack of response?
Is it because they don’t think this form factor is as tenable as everyone else thinks?
Or is it that they were surprised and are slow to figure out what to do?

Let’s now have a quick comparative look at how some of the current Micro FourThirds models stack up against ‘standard’ DSLR models from the leading pack:

....................The next step from the VF-2 is to build the EVF into the camera and that’s on the cards. Expect to see a new Pen model sporting this sometime this year. And when that happens, it will further consolidate on the lead that Micro FourThirds have over any current and future competition."


Mu-43 Regular
Dec 15, 2009
Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, Italy
I just loved this turn of phrase in that article:

"As far as LCD monitors go, having 230,000 dots is rather agricultural..."

I think I'm going to try & incorporate that usage of "agricultural" in conversation this week somehow.

Brian Mosley

Administrator Emeritus
Dec 15, 2009
Oh dear, how agricultural :confused:

Some people have their values upside down methinks :rolleyes:



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