Micro Four Thirds

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  • OM System OM-1 Mark II

    OM System's OM-1 Mark II offers improved autofocus and stabilization

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    01.30.2024

    OM System (formerly Olympus) has unveiled the OM-1 Mark II with largely the same specs as its predecessor, but several significant improvements.

  • Panasonic G9 II mirrorless camera review
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    Panasonic G9 II review: Its best Micro Four Thirds camera to date

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    10.18.2023

    Panasonic's $1,900 G9 II is one of the most capable hybrid cameras available, and the best Micro Four Thirds camera in the company's lineup.

  • Panasonic's Lumix G9 II is its first Micro Four Thirds camera with hybrid autofocus

    Panasonic's Lumix G9 II is its first Micro Four Thirds camera with hybrid autofocus

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    09.12.2023

    Panasonic has unveiled the Lumix G9 II, its first Micro Four Thirds camera with hybrid phase-detect autofocus.

  • the OM System OM-5 camera.

    OM System unveils the OM-5, its first camera without the Olympus name

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    10.26.2022

    OM System has launched its first camera that doesn't carry the Olympus name, the $1,200 OM-5.

  • Panasonic GH6 review: A vlogging workhorse and improved camera
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    Panasonic GH6 review: A vlogging workhorse, with some caveats

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    04.25.2022

    Panasonic's $2,200 GH6 has finally arrived with an all-new sensor and desirable features like ProRes, 5.7K 60p video.

  • Panasonic's 25-megapixel GH6 is the highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet

    Panasonic's 25-megapixel GH6 is the highest resolution Micro Four Thirds camera yet

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    02.21.2022

    After a bit of a delay, Panasonic has finally revealed the 25.2-megapixel GH6, the highest-resolution Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera to date.

  • Panasonic GH5 II review: A vlogging classic gains speed and streaming powers
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    Panasonic GH5 II review: A vlogging classic gains speed and streaming powers

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    10.28.2021

    Panasonic’s GH5 II is an update and not an overhaul of the original GH5, but it brings enough new technology to justify its existence.

  • The logo for OM System and a tag line that reads "break free" laid over a silhoutter of a person looking at distant lights.

    Olympus cameras will be rebranded as OM System

    by 
    Kris Holt
    Kris Holt
    10.27.2021

    OM Digital is working on an interchangeable lens camera based on the Micro Four Thirds system.

  • Panasonic's refreshed GH5 II adds video options and live streaming features

    Panasonic's GH5 II refresh boosts 4K video quality and adds live streaming

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    05.25.2021

    Panasonic has unveiled the GH5 II, a refreshed version of its stalwart GH5 video and vlogging camera.

  • Panasonic's GH6 will offer 10-bit 5.7K 60p video and cost around $2,500

    Panasonic's GH6 will offer 10-bit 5.7K 60p video and cost around $2,500

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    05.25.2021

    Panasonic has announced the development of the GH6, it's next flagship Micro Four Thirds camera set to arrive by the end of this year.

  • Panasonic Lumix BGH1

    Panasonic's first box-style mirrorless camera is meant for videographers

    by 
    Kris Holt
    Kris Holt
    10.13.2020

    The Micro Four Thirds-based LUMIX BGH1 will be available next month.

  • Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark IV Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera

    Olympus' $699 E-M10 IV has a higher-res sensor and flip-down selfie screen

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.04.2020

    Olympus has unveiled the $700 O-MD E-M10 Mark IV, the latest in its line of entry level Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras. While it looks much the same as the last model, there are some notable improvements in the sensor and display that should appeal to users looking to graduate from smartphones.

  • Olympus exiting the consumer camera business

    Olympus is giving up on cameras

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    06.24.2020

    Despite denying consistent rumors that it would sell off its camera business, Olympus is doing exactly that. The company has announced that it’s selling off its camera business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP), the same company that purchased Sony’s VAIO PC division (via The Verge).

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II camera with M.Zuiko 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R Lens deal

    Olympus' E-M10 Mark II camera and kit lens is just $299 at Adorama

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    04.10.2020

    It’s offering the Olympus O-MD E-M10 Mark II Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera, complete with an M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R lens for just $299, less than half the regular price.

  • Panasonic GH5s mirrorless camera for video IRL

    Why Panasonic’s GH5s is my go-to for 4K review videos

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    04.07.2020

    The GH5s is a great camera my 4K video reviews because it has great handling and exceptional video quality.

  • Engadget

    Olympus E-M1 III review: Fast, but way behind flagship camera rivals

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    02.12.2020

    Amid the excitement of so many new and interesting camera models, one company has been left out of the discussion: Olympus. Unlike its main rival, Panasonic, it has stuck to the Micro Four Thirds sensor and not jumped on the full-frame bandwagon. And while it released the larger, more professionally oriented E-M1X camera, it didn't represent a major upgrade on the 2016 E-M1 Mark II model. Now, Olympus finally has a genuine successor. Like the E-M1X, the E-M1 Mark III promises even more speed and top-notch in-body stabilization, this time all packed into a much smaller and even more rugged body. Disappointingly, though, it has the same 20.4-megapixel sensor as before, and for an $1,800 camera, it's lagging behind rivals from Sony, Panasonic and Fujifilm in certain features. On top of that, Olympus has had a tough time financially of late. I'm in Costa Rica with the E-M1 Mark III, and I'm going to find out if Olympus is doing enough to survive.

  • Brett Putman / Engadget

    Do Micro Four Thirds cameras have a future?

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    Nick Summers
    Nick Summers
    04.15.2019

    For years, photographers and industry pundits have predicted the demise of the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera system. Many believe that the smaller sensor has been superseded by APS-C cameras and the ever-growing lineup of full-frame mirrorless shooters. "Not suddenly, but slowly over the course of the next couple of years," photographer and author Tony Northrup said in a YouTube video last October. The upload, which attracted more than 200,000 views, triggered a wage of counterarguments from prominent MFT users like Peter Forsgård, Joseph Ellis and others. Six months later, there's still no consensus.

  • Brett Putman / Engadget

    How to buy a mirrorless camera in 2019

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    04.15.2019

    You can mark down 2019 as the year that mirrorless cameras vaulted to the top of photographers' wish lists. They sold nearly as well as DSLRs in 2018, thanks largely to Sony, and may outsell them for the first time in 2019. That's because the number available exploded at the end of 2018 and most of the important new cameras are mirrorless models. All of them have improved autofocus tech, better electronic viewfinders and excellent 4K video features. Nikon, Canon and Fujifilm are determined to cut into Sony's market share, so they all released new models -- to various degrees of critical acclaim. And it's working: Where Sony once had 99.5 percent of the full-frame mirrorless market in Japan, for instance, its share has dropped to 60 percent. More choice is terrific, but it does make your buying decision more difficult, which is why we're here. Our deep and detailed camera guide, dedicated to mirrorless models, will help you sort out which one that suits you best, depending on your needs and budget.

  • DJI unveils custom aerial Micro Four Thirds camera

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    Andrew Tarantola
    Andrew Tarantola
    09.10.2015

    Drone manufacturer DJI has announced its response to news that GoPro is working on a UAV. DJI announced two new cameras for its own flagship drone, the Inspire 1. Dubbed the Zenmuse X5 and X5R, respectively, these cameras are the first aerial cameras to hit the market featuring Micro Four Thirds sensors. Each camera captures 16MP stills and up to 4K/30fps video. Additionally, the X5R is capable of capturing images and video (including lossless 4K CinemaDNG) on either an onboard microSD card or a 512GB SSD mounted just above the gimbal. What's more, each 0.75-pound camera body accommodates four interchangeable lenses (ranging from 12mm to 17mm). The pilot can even adjust the aperture and focus of the lenses from the ground while the Inspire 1 is in flight.

  • Tiny drone-friendly 4K camera lets you swap lenses

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    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    07.20.2015

    If you want to fly an interchangeable-lens camera on a DJI Phantom-sized drone, Blackmagic has two options coming soon, the 1080p Micro Cinema Camera and the 4K Micro Studio Camera. Now there's another one -- the E1, a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) interchangeable-lens camera small enough replace a GoPro in many cases. There is a catch, however. The company that's building it (Z Camera) is a startup and the camera is launching on Kickstarter, making any purchase a roll of the dice. However, it is fully funded and being produced in cooperation with Panasonic, which built the 4K sensor and is supplying the bundled 14mm f/2.5 lens.