G3 heralds the end of APS-C DSLRs

Started May 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
BJN Veteran Member • Posts: 5,075
I don't think so.

Comparing to the D7000 images, the G3 really falls apart after ISO 800. I'm impressed that the G3 holds up as well as it does, but it's not as good as my G2 at high ISOs and my G2 is clearly outclassed by my Nikon DSLRs (in dynamic range, especially).

Olympus and Panasonic will have to get serious about the camera system to sound the death-knell for anything. The Micro Four Thirds flash "system" simply isn't. The lens selection is very pedestrian with a couple of exceptions. The bodies aren't rugged enough for hard use. The G3 is a half step forward and half step back in with its lame manual finder switch and loss of direct controls, all to make it slightly less not-pocketable.

I really like my Micro Four Thirds system, but I'm not even close to considering it as a replacement for my Nikon DSLR system.

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