Would you buy a Stylus 1 with a M4/3 sensor?

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Re: Behold, the E-20!
In reply to SirSeth, 10 months ago

SirSeth wrote:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse20/2

This is the closest thing Olympus made to what you are asking about. Except it had a 2/3 size sensor which is about 1/4th the area of 4/3rds. Still, it was a classy camera in a lot of ways and the bright f2-2.4 4x lens was really nice.

What? It's too big you say...

The great things about the Stylus 1 and FZ200 class of camera are made possible in almost every way by the small sensor that is paired to the lenses. For example the actual focal length of the Stylus 1 is 6 - 66.4mm (not 28-300mm). So whilst we can imagine a 28-300mm f2.8 equiv. lens smashed onto a body with a 4/3rds sensor, the lens would have to be an actual focal length of 14-150mm. Olympus has a lens like that for 4/3rds, but it's a lot slower because if it were a 14-150mm f2.8 it would more like $5,000 and 5lbs. Not exactly a Stylus 1 type of camera anymore.

Basically folks, it would just be a lot easier and cheaper to buy an interchangeable lens camera with a large sensor and the lens focal length you want (DSLR or Mirrorless) and buy a Stylus 1 or similar as a sidekick. Be a polycameraist. This ain't marriage.

Cheers,

Seth

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