Canon is about to launch super small DSLR. Implications for next Oly E?

Started Mar 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
TrapperJohn
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In reply to SirSeth, Mar 22, 2013

Because it has APS lenses, and APS registration distance. It's still bigger, always will be. Mainly, it's fat. And once you've used one of the slender bodies, fat just doesn't cut it for portability.

Granted, an OMD with HG ZD isn't small either, but I have the option of putting on some of the really good miniature lenses, like the 45 1.8. With that lens on, it's about as thick as an APS DSLR with no lens. I see the OMD-Pro with fast ZD AF as the dream camera for me - tiny when I want it, or larger and killer IQ with HG/SHG ZD when I want it. As it is, I put up with the sluggish AF and get by okay.

Poor Canon, desperately clinging to what they know best, as the game changes. It's funny how they bested Nikon years ago when they jumped on AF while Nikon dawdled. And here it's happening again, only they're the ones dragging up the rear this time.

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