Olympus' Toshi Terada discusses the future of Four Thirds and compacts

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Stacey_K
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Re: Four Thirds upgrade cycles

olympus620 wrote:

This article is 3 years old but tells a lot about the sensor sizes from that time forward. I wonder if he still feels the same way regarding 20 megapixel cameras. Today was the first time seeing this article for myself. I was disapointed with the E-5 sensor size but now I understand why it wasn't any bigger. Quality not quantity.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13580_3-10189546-39.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5

"Olympus: 12 megapixels is enough for most folks

Most folks don't need more than 12 megapixels, an Olympus SLR leader says, so now is the time to improve other qualities. Also: expect big changes in autofocus."

I agree. Honestly for my uses the E1's 5MP was enough. The problem isn't the MP count, it's the noise floor and DR. I got a D7000 so I could shoot higher iso shots without cringing thinking about all the PP it would take to clean it up. I can pull the shadows up like crazy if needed without excessive noise etc. This is what the OM-D can do that no olympus dSLR has ever been able to do. It's not the size of the sensor nor the MP that cripples their dSLR bodies, it's the sensor designs they have chosen to use.

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