How much have micro 4/3 cameras improved for action shooting?

Started Jun 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
drj3 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,335
Re: How much have micro 4/3 cameras improved for action shooting?

The Olympus E-M1 and the Panasonic GH4 are both much more capable than previous m43s cameras. My use suggests that at least the E-M1 is better than most entry level DSLRs, about equivalent to the previous Olympus E5 DSLR (except for very small targets with very patterned background). I believe most users would probably be satisfied with either used with lenses up to 100mm (200mm equivalent). If action photography is your primary interest, then it is still full frame DSLRs which can provide the best performance.

Above 100mm, the current best performance would probably be the E-M1 using the 43s 50-200 SWD f2.8-3.5 or this lens with the EC14 to get to 283mm at f5. This should change next year with the introduction of the Olympus m43s 40-150 f2.8 and 300mm f4 and the possible introduction of a tele-converter. Unfortunately Panasonic has at least temporarily halted development of any longer fast zoom telephoto lenses with OIS, possibly limiting the excellent GH4's usefulness for photography requiring longer telephoto lenses.

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