Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape took a pre-production E-M1 during a week’s trip to Paris, France and has completed his rolling field report. His conclusion is telling and a harbinger of what APS-C (mirrorless and traditional mirrored DSLR) cameras can expect to be facing in the future when pitted against the Micro Four Thirds (mFT) mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The mFT standard is a good one, offering users the freedom to mix and match cameras and lenses and not get tied down to one system only. Let’s hope that more camera manufacturers will see the light and join this standard.
The MFT advantage used to be smaller cameras and smaller and lighter lenses. Now the body size advantage has been challenged, but the lens size advantage remains, and always will, MFT used to mean some compromises when it came to image quality, but those days are past. Only the most neurotic pixel peeper will find anything to kvetch about with files from the Olympus E-M1 and its contemporaries.