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

Started Sep 4, 2019 | Discussions thread
Gnine Senior Member • Posts: 1,931
Re: No, they are not

Raist3d wrote:

Gnine wrote:

Raist3d wrote:

where I do see a problem is the last sentence where you mention bigger, heavier and priced For some models and a range of focal lengths, that’s not quite the case This is unfortunate but it’s the train both Olympus and Panasonic have chosen

They've only gone that route, because the small/light/cheaper -and better quality options as well, are already nicely covered.

No, they are not. They don't use the better sensor, don't have PDAF, have other compromises. That's the problem. Then on top of that at the tier of competitors they look dated.

I think Panasonic may disagree with you here. They're nearly 20MP across the board, and off hand, all DFD capable (I think). Which, from my experience is excellent in all but very small, erratic moving subject against busy background scenarios. Is it the "best"? No it's not -but it is better than plain contrast detect, and more than good enough for most people.

If all you want is new and shiny, then right at this minute, new and shiny means bigger.

It's not about new and shiny, but about being competitive with the current level of tech. For example, you could get a Fuji X-E3 and in a nice range of focals, you compete in size and weight rather well, and in price.

Ha ha ha ha. So why are Canon the biggest mover of outdated, antiquated, old tech gear? (I'm including DSLR here) The majority of their sales are obviously/more than likely due to brand name recognition. And advertising exposure. They caught onto the numbers game a while back too, and pursued MP at the expense of other attributes. Such as DR.

But, and it's a big but, we have options. Lots and lots of options. Way more than any Canikon have to offer in mirrorless at the moment.

I am not looking at Canon nor Nikon, but competitors like Fuji and Sony. Lots of options indeed

You had me, until you mentioned Sony. Sony have gone the CaNikon route. They may have a slightly better range of format specific lenses than CaNikon, but not a patch on m4/3, or Fuji. Not a patch. I think their (Sony) philosophy is the same as CaNikon -to try & push people up the ladder into 36*24 product. Which is working -going by the fawning over some of the 36*24 gear available, by more than a few posters here in this very forum. Which is okay, within a very narrow operating range.

It's also where I think Fujifilm got it very very right with their expansion into medium format. It's far enough away from APSC, that they don't, or hopefully shouldn't, feel the need to protect, or cripple the smaller format. I think Panasonic have done the same, with 36*24 being far enough distanced from m4/3, to not limit further development. A bit the opposite in fact. I can see them using m4/3 as a test bench for further developments in 36*24. Take the Organic global shutter sensor that's now in production in one of their video cameras. I'd bet my last $$ that will see m4/3 usage, before 36*24. Sooner, rather than later.

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