Seriouscompact mirrorless size comparison and RiceHigh “provocation”: What’s the Meaning of Micro-4/3 Now?

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Serious compacts posted a mirrorless size comparison (well done!). Images and text below are from Amin Sabet (please visit SeriousCompact to see the full article).

Above (left to right): Olympus mZD 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Olympus Micro 4/3 cameras, shown collapsed), Sony NEX 18-55mm lens (kit zoom for Sony NEX cameras), Panasonic 14-45mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G1 and GF1), Panasonic 14-42mm lens (kit zoom for Panasonic G2 and G10), Samsung NX 18-55 (kit zoom for Samsung NX10)

Above (left to right): Sony NEX 16mm f/2.8, Samsung 30mm f/2, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7.

Above (left to right): Olympus E-PL1 with Olympus mZD 14-42 (collapsed), Sony NEX5 with Sony 18-55, Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 14-42 (Sorry, wrong kit lens pictured; should have been the 14-45, which is slightly smaller as shown in the first image in this post)

Above (left to right): Panasonic GF1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Sony NEX5 with Sony 16mm f/2.8, Olympus E-PL1 with Panasonic 20mm f/1.7

Source: SeriousCompacts.com


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And I would like to know from our readers what they think about the folowing post from RiceHigh “If Size Really Matters, What’s the Meaning of Micro-4/3 Now?

Just my two cent…The Sony NEX-3(5) surprised us all with their compact size, but they also had to sacrifice the usability. Anyway, I am sure Panasonic and Olympus will soon release even smaller cameras…

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More NEX vs MFT comparisons:

E-P1 vs G2 vs Nex-5 (dc.yesky.com / google english translation)

Leica X1 vs E-P2 vs NEX-5 Jpeg comparison test by Steve Huff

Sony NEX-5, Samsung NX10 and Panasonic’s Lumix G2 Shootout on Popphoto

Sony NEX-3 vs. Olympus E-PL1 vs. Leica X1 at Motimotion

Sony NEX-5 vs Panasonic GF1 (DPreview forum)