DXO: m4/3 vs. FF -- we have it good!

Started Sep 4, 2019 | Discussions thread
Martin.au
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Re: What a dreary world that would be ...
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Doug Janis wrote:

And Panasonic made the best SLR-style video camera with the FF S1R!

With Jordan from DPR saying goodbye to his GH5.

Video is no different based on format. The smaller format may get a few more adapted lenses, but the real difference should be price. And it is. In the video world smaller señor devices come at a substantial discount. This includes lenses.

And here is the main m43 issue....where is the substantial price discount compared to FF mirrorless. I'm not seeing it. I see "pro" f/1.2 lenses with IQ similar to FF mirrorless f/1.8 lenses, with the Olympus lenses costing $500 more.

So in the pure photography world, somehow Olympus is pricing up their bodies and lenses alongside competing FF mirrorless. You could never do that in video, and it is the spectre haunting m43 for photography.

Eventually Olympus is going to have to offer considerable price discounts vis-a-vis FF mirrorless. The rumoured, affordable Z8 and the existing Canon EOS RP a really putting the screws to all mirrorless price structures.

No matter how much gee whiz tech Olympus and Panasonic pile into EM1X/EM1.2 and G9/GH6s, there needs to be a considerable price discount between FF mirrorless and anything in m43 reflecting the smaller sensor and lower IQ it delivers.

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