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TFD: 4/3 was born when DLSR's had 6M APS-C sensors and the pixel wars had not started and at a time when sensors were more costly and difficult to make. 4/3 was perhaps a reasonable size to squeeze 5-6M pixels into.
With the advent of APS-C and FF sensors in the 24-50M range the 4/3 is now penalized in its ability to complete (this applies to the M4/3 as well). What make the current M4/3 cameras doubly disadvantaged is they are not cheaper than their APC-C competition either from a camera or system perspective.

The one advantage 4/3 had was to offer smaller lenses and larger zoom ranges. Given that you can find multiple APS-C zoom lenses in the 18-250 and 16-300 range it should have been possible to make a 4/3 lens in the 12- >250mm (eq. 24-500++) range. As a travel camera a 4/3 camera with a long range zoom lens could have been an appealing product, sadly no one ever built one...

In a nutshell, that's the gist of it. I fully concur.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 16:22 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1089 comments in total)

I have had the possibility to test the Leica SL for a while, in more than one occasion, and I concur with this review which I find rather adequate.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:04 UTC as 165th comment

Olympus! What's new under this sky?: usual carelessness and botch.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1375 comments in total)
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CortoPA: Whats the warranty on the shutter? (Actuations)

Correct: 200.000

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1375 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: "Compared to its larger sensor competitors, the E-M1 II shows a noise penalty of about 1EV, which is higher than the 2/3EV you'd expect from sensor size alone." - DPReview

After 3 years, the new E-M1 II has gained only a tiny improvement in IQ, while competitors pull ahead and leave it further behind. Not using the latest sensor technology provides, this E-M1 is disappointing in the one fundamental area that is important to numerous photographers, the quality of the image.

I fully agree.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2016 at 21:44 UTC

Laws must be obeyed and relevant penalties applied.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 09:55 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies

As a long-time Leica fan, this camera leaves me totally indifferent.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 88th comment
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Alphoid: Bets on how much it retails for? Post your best guess below. Closest guess is the winner.

US$ 1.999

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 15:29 UTC

To me, these are 10 good reasons NOT to buy iphone 7.
My two cents.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:52 UTC as 254th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)
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Bouddha: Again, I have difficulties to understand how the 80% was given when compared to I.e. A X100S or T.
I own both, the Q and an X100T.
The Q lens is faster
The Q lens is sharper
The Q AF is much faster
The Q Body is of much higher QA
The Q has IS
The Q ISO performance is a little better
The Q has better video

The Q has a Lower ranking than an X100S ???

I concur.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 20:31 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2082 comments in total)
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RandallDunphy: I do believe that with the newly announced firmware 4.0, there should be an updated review based on what is a new camera. Any thoughts?

I second that, after 4 firmware up-dates the e-m1 is, to say the least, a different camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 15:35 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from dpreview! (118 comments in total)
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four under: Thank you Simon and staff. Merry Christmas to all!

Thank you Simon and best wishes to you too.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 00:16 UTC

Well, the umpteenth firmware update and this obviously means we won't get to see the E-M1 Mk II with a better performing sensor till......who knows when.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (717 comments in total)

Like Canon's, this looks like the umpteenth warmed up soup by Olympus.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 18:09 UTC as 133rd comment | 1 reply
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vinrouge0: Nice camera which I may consider as a back up camera with a 17mm f1.8 bolted on to it. Probably last throw of the dice for the 16mp sensor so over to the Sony 20mp BSI from now on in - should be interesting.

Hope so, it's about time.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:14 UTC
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krazeyez: Again. the. same. sensor.

Sorry, there is no way in hell I would ever pay for the same thing (again).

Same here

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2015 at 14:12 UTC

Unlucky guy: he trew the M9 from the balcony as he was tired of its sensor corrosion issues and wanted to get rid of the camera; now he's got to pluck up the courage to do it again.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 09:58 UTC as 56th comment
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:21 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)
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Jerry Canon: I really can't understand why anyone in their right mind would pay $4250 for this. Sure, it says "Leica" on it, but it IS an electronic digital camera with a fixed lens and will probably sell for half that in a year or two...huh?

I second that.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:20 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1165 comments in total)

It's a disguised Panasonic: Leica makes now German copies of Japanese cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 15:06 UTC as 227th comment | 4 replies
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