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On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2420 comments in total)
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jonby: Olympus seem to have done a great job here, but there's no getting away from the fact that losing two stops of light compared to full frame is very significant for serious sports and action shooters - why else would they pay large sums of money more for an f2.8 over an f4 or f5.6, not to mention carrying the extra weight? Equivalently fast optics simply aren't available for MFT, and where there are equivalents, size, weight and price tend to be very similar. eg. Olympus 40-150 f2.8 vs Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 - oly is only a bit lighter, slightly less money, same size, and a stop slower at the wide end (effectively). The difference in size and weight of the body becomes fairly insignificant for these applications.

So I think if there is a market for this camera, it lies elsewhere. Perhaps it's the combination of sports capability and video capability which differentiates it? The £2300 difference in body price may sway it for some of course - enough for a couple of high quality lenses.

There is no difference in light sensing or gather of light depending on matrix size. 2.8 lens on FF and 2.8 on MFT are the same. There is a difference in angle of view. Youtube is full of videos that prove this.

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