Ricoh goes Micro Four Thirds...

Started Nov 11, 2009 | Discussions thread
MadsR Senior Member • Posts: 2,235
Re: Ricoh goes Micro Four Thirds...

oluv wrote:

...well, would be lots of fun. they could combine the best of both worlds: include in body IS and a speedy AF. besides their body is quite nice and ergonomic, has a great display etc. they can let others build the lenses and concentrate more on sensor etc.

Uhm well no, since the sensor and lens is in the same replaceable unit, so they can't concentrate on sensors. They can concentrate on the screen, EVF, processing and storage...

The design is somewhat strange to me. Unlike any other systems where you can (with more or less trouble, the µ4/3 being lot less trouble) change lenses between formats. This system you will invariably have much much more expensive "lens" units, because you have to have a full sensor for each. Transportation would seem to suffer aswell, as the large square block behind the actual lens is not as easy to pack as the lens itself.

On the other hand, you can create lenses specialized to the sensor, much like compacts, and indeed their kit lens and sensor is a compact p&s design.

It will be interesting to see how it fares.

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