What will happen to Olympus now??

Started Oct 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
Antony John Senior Member • Posts: 1,251
Re: What will happen to Olympus now??

Well let's see. Put together a few numerics trying to emulate one system against the other in terms of a (more or less) complete zoom setup of Oly m4/3 and Nikon FF:

Em-1 + 9-18 + 12-40 F2.8 + 75-300 Cost $3,800 Mass 1.455 Kg

D610 + 14-24 + 7-24-70 + 70-200 Cost $8,290 Mass 4.130 Kg

I chose the D610 as being the lowest price and mass Nikon FF camera.

I'm not an Oly shooter so my choice of lenses might not be yours or even optimised for IQ - but I think they provide at least a comparison point.

Added to the Nikon FF kit one should also add chiropractor fees ;-). Camera mass is not that big a difference (500 vs 760 grams) but the mass and size of the FF camera lenses are the problem.

Hopefully the m4/3 sensors will improve over time to provide even better resolution, noise and DR - one would expect this as technology advances.

So, I guess Oly will eventually be able to provide IQ that is on a par with FF for most people's requirements other than those that require to print very large.

As the requirements are for a system, rather than for simply a camera, it would seem to be sensible to invest in the m4/3 system for the longer term if the mass and price constraints are of significance to you.

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