Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Buy the hype and pay the premium - for what?
In reply to Lab D, Jul 10, 2014

Lab D wrote:

wombat661 wrote:

All of you bring out the Micro 4/3 as an example to compare against APS-C sized sensor DSLR. You will have no disagreement from me or anyone that going to a smaller sensor size will reduce the weight and size of the gear. Mainly is the lens size that will be smaller and lighter. That is very obvious from looking at the numbers.

There is a reason why so many websites picked the M43 E-M1 camera of the year last year 9adn the E-M5 the year before that). There is a reason why DPReview has stated in several reviews there is virtually no noticeable IQ difference between M43 and APS cameras these days. There is a reason why when people picked the top 25 challenge winners here at DPReview 5 of the top 10 were taken by M43 cameras.

The worst thing you can do is listen to those who are here to promote their favorite brand and who show clear bias. Instead, read the unbiased reviews. Then look at the challenge winners and decide if that kind of IQ is good enough for you.

Also, for more help, here is a very well written article by a professional who uses Micro Four Thirds explaining why.


If you search you find many, many of these blogs from pros.


You are going to get a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt from the usual brand fans here, but instead go to respectable sites and get the truth.

Congratulations on your cherry picked articles to prove your point. Here is some hard measured data on the E-M1:

APS-C entry level Pentax K-50 $446.95 weather sealed magnesium body, 100% pentaprism entry level camera

Olympus E-M1: $1399

At 1/3 the cost of the E-M1 the entry level APS-C Pentax equals the M43 Olympus E-M1 on several image quality parameters. Still other APS-C cameras such as the D7100 easily beat the E-M1 on image quality for less money. What do you get with the E-M1 for this extra money? Smaller size and worse egronomics (harder to hold, not as good EVF viewing). Buy the hype, pay the premium. I would rather put the extra cash into lenses and other accessories.

Let's not forget low light performance.

E-M1 DXO low light ISO score = 757 ISO

K-50 DXO low light ISO score = 1120 ISO

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

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