Thanks to the diligent work from Apotelyt.com we can compare the size of the new Panasonic S cameras with current MFT cameras. But first a reminder: Full Panasonic live blogging will take place tomorrow (Feb 1) at 11:00am London time on L-rumors.com (Click here).
Here is the first comparison with the 10 years old Panasonic G1:
Here is the size comparison with the Panasonic G9:
And now a comparison with the biggest MFT camera we have…the new Olympus E-M1X:
Looks like the whole photography world from big to small had the chance to test the new E-M1X. As a consequence I am receiving ton of links to new youtube review. I am going to post them all in small pieces. Here comes the first part!
E-M1X with the new 150-400mm f/4.5 lens image by Dpreview.
Time to have a quick roundup of the reviewers E-M1X tests conclusions:
“An inherent benefit of a smaller sensor is that it has less inertia, making it easier to provide stabilization. This is borne-out with a frankly astonishing rating of 7EV, even before you consider the 7.5EV it’ll achieve with the 12-100mm F4. There are footnotes to all these claims, of course, and we tend to find we don’t experience quite the number that CIPA testing promises, but this system is seriously good from what we’ve experienced so far.”
“If size isn’t a factor, this is undoubtedly the ultimate Micro Four Thirds camera. And, if you ignore the narrative about sensor size, this is arguably the ultimate mirrorless camera, period.”
“To me, I appreciate the significant improvement in AF, both in general S-AF in all situations, as well as vastly more efficient extreme low light AF. This upgrade alone can make or break the deal in some very challenging shooting scenarios. For motorsports shooters, the new subject tracking mode may just make your life so much better with automatic subject detection and tracking, which proved to work very efficiently.”
The E-M1X is an extremely well-built device, with some excellent handling and some very strong features, particularly in terms of its image stabilisation, burst shooting and video. For those sports and wildlife shooters with an investment in Micro Four Third glass, it’s going to be a very tempting proposition. That smaller sensor size will likely deter some professionals still, but the ability to utilise a smaller and more lightweight system and still get serious telephoto reach may appeal to others.
At minute 7 you can see the swiss reviewer submerging the new E-M1X. The camera keeps working as nothing had happened. Try to do that with a Sony ;)
The E-M1X has IPX1-rated weather sealing. Don’t know of any other mirrorless camera that has this kind of rating (let me know if I am mistaken).
Additional note: At minute 7.45 he also made a drop test!
A reader sent me this size comparison between the E-M1X and the E-M1II. The E-M1X is not only taller but also quite a bit wider:
Our reader CM (Thanks!) made those further size comparison:
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