Thinking 4/3rds

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When the Olympus e-420 recently dropped to $500 with the pancake 25mm f2.8, I was sorely tempted. Sorely tempted.

In fact, I’m still thinking about it, even though I’ve pretty much talked myself out of it for now. Reason? Even though it is the smallest DSLR out there (I am definitely a compact camera type of guy), I am looking for a different kind of large sensor compact camera. Something more rangefinder-like. Maybe the Sigma DP2, maybe something micro 4/3rds, maybe the Samsung NX.

I just gotta exercise some more patience. There are interesting new cameras on the horizon.

I was thinking that a new camera might be just the ticket going into SoFoBoMo; it certainly added to the experience last year shooting with a new camera. But there is also something to be said for going with old trusty this year and staying Zen.

2 thoughts on “Thinking 4/3rds

  1. Im in the same boat, I’m trying to find a SLR-like compact or small SLR for a reasonable price. I’m looking for one that does video as well, ruling out the olympus e-420. I would like to wait for the panasonic GH-1 but have a feeling it might be too expensive.

    Have you had a look at the panasonic LX3? Its the one im thinking of going for at the moment…

    What interesting cameras do you see on the horizon?

    • g,

      The LX-3 looks interesting, but it’s not a step up enough from a Ricoh GX100 to be worth “upgrading”. I’m looking to go for a larger sensor, but still in a small (or at least light) camera size.

      The GH1 and the expected Olympus m4/3 offerings seem like the only two that would meet my upgrade criteria at the moment. And not much is known about the Oly…

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