Why no 40mm pancake (or similar)?

Started Feb 9, 2018 | Questions thread
WhiteBeard
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Re: Can you handle the truth?
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Tom Caldwell wrote:

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Funnily enough the only real and truly pocketable cameras are those in mobile phones - and these are now getting larger every year. Glad that we have larger pockets and that these creations are pretty well pocket-proof.

And for the last few years, whenever I felt too lazy to bring along my µ4/3 gear, I relied on the iffy performance of my cell-phone. Iffy as in, if you're shooting in low light or towards the sun, basically forget about it. I am sure my next phone will have better photo performance but the downside is that, as you point out, the present models are less and less pocketable; just try to find a good one with less than a 5.2" screen. Wait a few years (months?) and µ4/3 may look as "compact" as phablet-sized smartphones unless they too maintain the general tendency to bloat.

Unfortunately, the guy behind the camera seems to follow the same tendency, or so my wife tells me...  

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