On the apparent upcoming high end OMD that will "dub" as the 4/3rds hybrid

Started Aug 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Franka T.L. Veteran Member • Posts: 8,148
Humbly disagree and ...

I think its that same mentality to limit the M4/3 to oriented only towards the E-Pen design and gene that's truly harming the M4/3 instead. There is nothing wrong about going up against the Canon , o Nikon or anyone else. Let's face it, both Panasonic and Olympus M4/3 range is still money losing ( as shown in their ledger ) and for the M4/3 to remain healthy, it need the customer base, and expand into other market sector, that, yes mean going against others market share. Do not try to blind it. Yes originally mirrorless do create a new market, but this new market is still based on that same old market of population of photographers. Some new one might be in but they are not numerous enough to bear as their own.

I always and still maintain, for M4/3 to develop and be healthy, it need to brancj out from that COMPACT as hell bend for all marketing. There is a need for M4/3 to deliver both horizontally ( different take on the same market niche ) and vertically Up and down. And yes it mean M4/3 that are not design primary for compact's sake, but full workhorse type, so do their lens ...

Its not hard to picture Sony now hard at work with their FF NEX and the NEX-7 replacement. And certainly aiming to made them fully working with their A mount lens. So for real, its not only Oly. But when and if Canon, Nikon do offer their own mirrorless that fully AF and other features compatible with their full range of lens. then what else the M4/3 hold over them. M4/3 need that broader range and they need it now, sooner, not later

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