Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Lab D
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Thanks for confirming what I said
In reply to Greg A A, Jul 10, 2014

Greg A A wrote:

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.

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

From DXOmark

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f8 and be there

Thank you for confirming with the DxO charts there is virtually no difference between APS and M43 in IQ (although there is much more that goes in to IQ).   I had read that Pentax does some funny things with RAW files around ISO1600 which causes that line to have an unnatural hump, as everyone can see.  That is another thread though.

The question you bring up is do you want to invest in a Pentax DSLR system or a Micro Four Thirds system (supported by multiple corporations) for now and the future?  Which is the better long term option?  I remember when VHS tapes and players were selling for 1/5 the price of DVDs.

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