Fixed lens 4/3 compact?

Started Aug 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Camp Freddy
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Re: Fixed lens 4/3 compact?
In reply to Northsky, Oct 18, 2012

I was looking for the earlier thread on this : The possible advantage is a lens which collapses more, but the disadvantage is the optics may suffer in the short flange-focal plane legnth and already highly corrected  which is the key to mFT working.

It may end up being pretty chunky and soft on the edges and a bit slow on the long end, but as a single lens solution with a digital crop zoom in addition, it would as you say, knock socks of the "bridge generation"

However with 1" sensors likely to be the compact's future outside of in-phone cameras and in camera phone products, then the benefits vs competition would be short lived.

However, Without the sony ownership of Oly i think they may have gone this way with a single, fixed lens mFT. No idea about panasonic.

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