Robin Wong: 5 Times Micro 4/3 Products Were PUSHING BOUNDARIES

Robin Wong:

Micro Four Thirds was probably the most daring and innovative when it comes to pushing the imaging boundaries of camera making. Over the years Panasonic and Olympus have released unique products that challenged the norm of camera stereotypes. I am exploring some of these products in this video.

Dpreview: OM System OM-5, what’s new and does it compete?

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Dpreview digged a bit more into the OM-5 features and said:

In conclusion, the OM System OM-5 might not be the most exciting new camera we’ve seen in 2022, it retains many special attributes. The fact that this didn’t grow a DSLR-shaped grip is actually kind of a blessing in a time that cameras are getting bigger and meatier. It’s nice to have this kind of retro-styled option that’s on the smaller side, has a long list of features, that retains and furthers OM System’s dedication to weathersealing.

  • Faster processor
  • Starry Sky AF, LiveND, and Handheld High-Res Shot
  • IP53 rated weathersealing
  • Improved image stabilization
  • Reinforced bottom plate/tripod socket
  • Native UVC/UAC webcam support
  • Vertical orientation video shooting
  • Uncapped video recording

It’s clear that these minor updates won’t make Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III owners run out to their local camera store to buy this as an upgrade. But as a camera for new shooters looking for something small that can do it all, the OM System OM-5 has a lot to offer.

Engadget claims the GH5II is one of “The best gifts for photographers in 2022”

Engadget writes:

Panasonic’s GH5 II is an update and not an overhaul of the original GH5, but it’s still the best value in a mirrorless camera for video – and a great gift for a videographer. New features include improved stabilization, 10-bit color for 4K 60p video, All-I capture, PD charging via USB-C and new video streaming options. The drawback is the continuous video autofocus that’s not up to par with rivals, but it’s better than before. For around $1,700, it costs less and delivers more than most rival cameras.