So who was 4/3 originally aimed at?

Started Nov 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Marty4650 Forum Pro • Posts: 15,186
Re: A big fail, no pros have or would use it.

Do you honestly think Olympus introduced a $2,000 weather sealed camera, and an $8,000 weather sealed lens for "old people?"

Most of what you say applies to M4/3..... and not to 4/3.

4/3 never could compete with a FF sensor (and even an APS-C sensor) when it came to sports photography or commercial photography for billboards. And the smaller sensor was at a disadvantage for any sort of low light photography, like for weddings. But there were many pros who used 4/3 for street shooting and portraits.

Many of the professionals who shoot landscapes don't feel FF sensors are big enough. They use medium and large format cameras instead.

The OP asked... "what market was 4/3 originally aimed at?" And I think it is very hard to deny they were aiming very high at professionals, once you look at the build quality, lens quality and prices of the initial offerings.

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