Re: Olympus's u4/3rds should nail a few P&S coffins

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by SMS, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. SMS

    SMS Guest

    RichA wrote:
    > If Olympus sticks to the plan and releases them as they appeared at
    > Photokina, they should kill off a few overpriced short zoom P&Ss, like the
    > LX3 and others like it.


    Depends if they release a true D-SLR in micro 4:3, or if they do
    something like the gawd-awful Panasonic G2, which is in essence simply a
    P&S camera with interchangeable lenses. Better than using funky lens
    adapters to be sure, but lacking many of the advantages of a D-SLR.

    Also depends on the price. Besides the other issues with the Panasonic
    G2, it's way too expensive for a P&S camera.
     
    SMS, Dec 9, 2008
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  2. "SMS" <> wrote in message
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    > Depends if they release a true D-SLR in micro 4:3,


    No such thing -- Micro 4:3 has no room for a mirror.
     
    Andrew Koenig, Dec 9, 2008
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  3. SMS

    Mark Thomas Guest

    SMS wrote:
    > RichA wrote:
    >> If Olympus sticks to the plan and releases them as they appeared at
    >> Photokina, they should kill off a few overpriced short zoom P&Ss, like
    >> the LX3 and others like it.

    >
    > Depends if they release a true D-SLR in micro 4:3

    ????? SMS, do you actually have a clue about the m4/3 format??

    > or if they do
    > something like the gawd-awful Panasonic G2, which is in essence simply a
    > P&S camera with interchangeable lenses.

    The G2? Let's assume in his usual professional way, SMS screwed up and
    meant the G1. Yes, it could be described as a p&s with interchangable
    lenses.. but here are the key issues with p&s cameras (feel free to
    expand on them, SMS):
    - lack of interchangeable lenses (the G1 has that)
    - small sensor (G1 has a 4/3 sensor with vastly better performance)
    - poor VF (G1 has the highest resolution VF to date)
    - slow AF (G1 has the fastest cd af to date, and is being favorably
    compared to entry level dslrs)

    As the G1 is the very first camera of an evolutionary/revolutionary
    design yes, it is expensive, but it seems to be very effectively
    beginning the process of filling the gap that exists between bridge
    cameras and dslrs - a gap that was widening until now.

    Go read the reviews it is getting, and then decide if SMS really knows
    better.
     
    Mark Thomas, Dec 9, 2008
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