Is micro four thirds on its way out?

Started Sep 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
rjensen11 Regular Member • Posts: 193
I think smartphones are a greater to risk to MFT than Canon or Nikon

I think phone photography is improving with every new system, and their ease of use is a big plus that makes up for lack of IQ.

I know the IQ on a phone isn't what it is on my Olympus E-M1 II. However, how many of us have pictures go any further than FB or texts to friends?

Apple and Samsung have armies of engineers building better hardware and more sophisticated processing algorithms into their phones, so they will continue to move faster than camera makers. And they do it without >100 menu options. Apple appears to have simulated limited DOF with two lenses, so what else with they solve with software?

Consider panoramas. My iPhone can do a continuous panorama with two shutter clicks - start and stop. My Olympus is as feature rich as any camera I've seen, yet to do a panorama I have to take a bunch of pictures and load them all in Photoshop (or some other software package) to put it together, and I won't know until I get home if it worked. What a hassle. Why don't they do it in camera like any other phone? I'm sure Photoshop can do more when stitching photos together than my iPhone, but it means I'll only try a few panoramas this year, and most of those will never make it to Photoshop. It also eliminates the wide angle lens you carry "just in case" you need it.

Even the EVF, which is great, is mostly mimic-ing the behavior I get on my phone.

One of the main attractions to MFT is lighter and smaller than FF. Well, the size and weight of a MFT is a lot closer to a FF camera than that of a phone.

Don't get me wrong, I just spent a small fortune on a E-M1 II and several lenses so I see the value of this system, but I suspect this is the last traditional camera I ever purchase.

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