Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

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Ruairi Regular Member • Posts: 220
Re: Fuji gets titanium, Olympus gets...plastic?

LoneTree1 wrote:

New Fuji has a titanium (skin?) body. Nice to see that coming back from the SLR days. Yes, I know. The Fuji costs more. Quality instead of cost-cutting usually does.

While I’m sure we can mostly all agree that m43 is a much better, more practical camera system than the stunted, hipster Fuji X system, it’s pretty cool that Fuji are putting some extra craft into their cameras. Other manufacturers could take a leaf out of their book, on the style front at least.

Olympus were pretty clear that one of the objectives with the E-M5iii was lightness, which makes polymers a pretty good call. Redesigning the IBIS system was likely quite an expensive endeavour, already proven to be too much of a stretch to match for other manufacturers. A metal,larger body is already available.

Thatโ€™s my echo-chamber contribution for the day. ๐Ÿ˜…

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