This new Sony A7 full frame MILC may have solved that issue. First tests available suggest the camera is not a rival to the top line of video cameras in this segment, but nonetheless it is a bold move from Olympus and a suggestion of future developments within the brand. It’s actually a great camera for landscape photography, with a number of very good, high-quality wide and ultra-wide-angle lenses available. 3. I can’t tell you how many shots I’ve missed in the past because my kit was in the bag, tucked up safely until my next ‘big’ gig. Slower auto-focus – If you are shooting any type of action, you will likely be disappointed with micro 4/3. For more unique video expression, VFR(Variable Frame Rate) or Time Lapse/Stop Motion Animation can be produced with GH4 without post production processing. Some Olympus manufactured camera bodies also feature phase detection auto focus built into the sensor. Although I like the micro 4/3 sensor size and think it has some really nice benefits for shooting wildlife, sports, and other long lens photography, the system does not have good long lenses available yet. The GF7 offers modern selfie shooting features – one of the world’s most powerful trends, it seems… – in a classic styled camera with its 180-degree flip-up monitor and a variety of creative functions. [7] He also pointed out the similarities between 4:3 and the standard printing size of 8×10 as well as medium format 6×4.5 and 6×7 cameras, thus helping explain Olympus' rationale on choosing 4:3 rather than 3:2. Featuring a 4/3-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor – more than five times larger than the sensor in the LUMIX LX7 – the LUMIX LX100 boasts image quality you would expect from an interchangeable lens camera. Things like eye and face detection actually help on some occasions. That's an over 21mm diagonal, whereas the "Super 16mm" movie format many of the older C-mount lenses were designed for only has a 14.5mm diagonal. Presented by Panasonic as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera, another acronymn to learn besides the ILC (Interchangeable Lens Camera) applied by Sony to all cameras with interchangeable lenses, and Sony’s own SLT, for the single-lens translucent models they make/made, the GH4 reflects the experience Panasonic had previously in the video area, and as such is a power-house in terms of specifications. The photo for this article comparing DSLRs to Micro 4/3 is a photo of a APS-C Sony NEX (not micro 4/3). Olympus changed their bayonet from the Four Thirds to the Micro Four Thirds, and Sony created a confusion when they dropped the name NEX for some systems and at the same time introduced a new mount, FE, besides the original E. Samsung, has the NX and NX-M, Nikon has a 1-mount for their 1-series and even Canon managed to create a EOS M mount to add to their EF and EF-S. Pentax has the Q-mount for Q. What you may be thinking of is a micro4/3 (or m4/3) camera. The Micro Four Thirds system is the child of a previous system, named Four Thirds, created by Olympus and Kodak with the intention of defining an industry standard that all manufacturers would use. With the Lumix GH3 Panasonic intended to push the boundaries of video quality and options from an interchangeable lens camera. Fortunately, the electronic viewfinders are getting better and better to the point that it beats optical viewfinders in some respects. The Four Thirds System is a standard created by Olympus and Eastman Kodak for digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR) and mirrorless camera design and development. A model from 2013, the DMC-GF6 is one of the first Lumix cameras to offer Wi-Fi connectivity featuring NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, allowing users to connect the camera to their smartphone/tablet anywhere at one-touch, which makes sharing images much easier. Micro 4/3 cameras are in an awkward stage where an industry standard price has not been settled. Maybe would it be noticeable, probably not, unless you are printing a massive size or zooming in 300%. M43 sensors are not the best in low light. Sometimes you just find something that you sorta meld with. With cameras like the Olympus OM-D EM-1, Panasonic GX7 and Fuji XE-2, you now get a combination of both. You mentioned the lack of lens selection, but left out one of the biggest advantages of mirrorless cameras, the ability to use nearly any lens ever made with adapters. High Grade lenses have faster maximum apertures, but are significantly more expensive and larger, and the Super High Grade zooms have constant maximum aperture over the full zoom range; all but the Standard grade are weather-sealed. In addition to the built-in stereo microphone, the DMC-G6 is equipped with a 3.5mm terminal for an external microphone to comply with serious sound recording. The cinema-like 24p video with the bit rate of max. what exactly is a 4/3 camera in laymans terms? Point-and-shoots with pro-quality imaging and WiFi. I was hoping that they’ll produce a flat, small body mirrorless camera that can attache to the original DSLR lenses. The image sensor format, between those of larger SLRs and smaller point-and-shoot compact digital cameras, yields intermediate levels of cost, performance, and convenience. An optical viewfinder on a full frame camera like the Nikon D800 gives you a 100% field of view and a much nicer experience than some entry level DSLRs. However, there is nothing (short of money, of course!) The Olympus’ family flagship, the OM-D E-M1, is, according to the company, a ”compact system camera that surpasses SLR cameras, bringing portability and image-quality into the next dimension.”. And as a stills camera the LX100 is one compact everybody will enjoy using. This leads us to Olympus most recent and ambitious camera when it comes to video: the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II recently presented here at ProVideo Coalition.