MFT vs Mirrorless

Started Apr 7, 2018 | Discussions thread
alcelc Forum Pro • Posts: 10,521
Re: MFT vs Mirrorless

lds2k wrote:

richj20 wrote:

lds2k wrote:

Why go to a MFT when today's APC mirrorless camera body and lens combination are the same size or smaller than the current high performance MFT?

Hmmm... is there an APC system that reaches out to 800mm and weighs under 4 pounds?

- Richard

Richard, You almost made my point. I coincide that as lenses get faster the size and weight advantage of mirrorless vs APC disappears however, you're still left with a larger sensor in the APC and I have always believed that sensor size rules.

I suppose you noted that Panasonic's 100-400 be the largest and heaviest lens of M43?

If taking the similar reach, I think the following might be a better representation on the size of the M43 vs APSC mirrorless system:

Panasonic GX8 & 100-300 f/4-5.6 (Eq AoV of 200-600 to FF)

Sony A6500 & 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 (eq AoV of 150-600 to FF)

Fuji XT-2 & 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 (eq AoV of 150-600 to FF)

BTW, GX8 is an exceptionally larger size camera in M43's standard (before the G9...). I suppose a G85 might see an overall smaller package than GX8.

In terms of weight, yes some higher end M43 can be similar or even heavier/larger than those of APSC (a reason for Sony can't get rid of the 4K overheating issue?).

e.g. GX8 is 487g, A6500 is 453g and XT-2 is 507g.

However, the size and weight advantage is on the lens because we can't trick the law of physics much.

Panasonic 100-400 is 985g. 100-300 f/4-5.6 is 520g.

Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 is 1395g whereas Fuji 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 is 1375g...

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