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Let's talk about it. Since I just bought one myself recently. It's the Olympus E-P2. This beauty is very compact and I could carry around everyday.

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Reasons why I don't like m43:
  • Controls too cramped in the back
  • Lack of quick-access option buttons
  • Electronic Viewfinder feels off, not as great as an optical
  • No dedicated aperture controls
  • Going through menu systems is a bit annoying to change camera settings
  • VERY lens-heavy with any non-pancake lens

I've been spoiled by my 50D. I love having all my buttons right there, ready to access. I love having a separate control for aperture and a separate control for shutter speed. I love my optical view finder. I love how all my camera settings can be accessed via quick-access buttons and how I don't have to go through the menu system.

The only compact camera that's really fit my needs is the Fuji x100, which technically isn't m43 as it uses an APS-C sensor.

This is all my personal opinion, but it's why I'm not a fan of m43 for my uses.
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I'd love to have an EVIL as a pocket camera (Sony NEX5 with 16mm pancake would be my choice) but not as a primary. Like reincarnated said, they can't match the speed, efficiency and ergonomics of a DSLR.

BUT, they are limited by their size, so it's an unfair comparison really. M4/3 (and 4/3) lenses are great though, often having far less optical flaws than larger format lenses. I've also seen some really great shots with the Panasonic GF2 with adapted Leica lenses.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Reasons why I don't like m43:
  • Controls too cramped in the back
  • Lack of quick-access option buttons
  • Electronic Viewfinder feels off, not as great as an optical
  • No dedicated aperture controls
  • Going through menu systems is a bit annoying to change camera settings
  • VERY lens-heavy with any non-pancake lens

I've been spoiled by my 50D. I love having all my buttons right there, ready to access. I love having a separate control for aperture and a separate control for shutter speed. I love my optical view finder. I love how all my camera settings can be accessed via quick-access buttons and how I don't have to go through the menu system.

The only compact camera that's really fit my needs is the Fuji x100, which technically isn't m43 as it uses an APS-C sensor.

This is all my personal opinion, but it's why I'm not a fan of m43 for my uses.
This pretty much sums it up in a very nice and organized list.


I would like a Nex 5 with a pancake though, but I would never replace my 30D with an EVIL camera. I do like how almost any mount can be converted to the Nex 5 though.
 
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I hate four-thirds... I'm not sure why...
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