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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Either you did not read the article or you are trying to twist the facts again against M43. From the 2nd half of the article, it is clear that Panasonic are facing challenges with its Full Frame system, it is not selling well and there will be no new version of S1 and S1r. The tiny remaining...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Agreed JIP is NOT a Goody Two Shoes. But there is also no necessity to invest in a huge R&D team. After all, cameras, like mobile phones, has reached the plateau of innovation. eg. even if Sony comes up with the next A7R with twice the resolution and half the noise, it is not going to excite a...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    You are probably wrong. When the users are current GH5 and GH6 users, it is much more likely that they will upgrade to GH6v or GH6x or GH7, as they would have invested in a couple of M43 lenses. If Panasonic is to stop making M43 bodies and its followers have to move on to eg. a Full Frame...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    I agree. If I have never struggled with my Canon 5D and EOS70D on trips where there is quite a fair bit of walking, I would never have realized the weight of the body and lens is so important. And it was during one of Olympus workshop that I realize the advantage of the 2x factor, using Olympus...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    But what benefit does the S50 (APS-C sensor has)? 20% more resolution? And to give up the whole range of M43 lenses? Isn't it more logical for its customers to just buy the S5 or S1 instead? S5 and S1 are Panasonic Full Frame DSLRs with Sigma and Leica support. Does Panasonic want to start...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Actually, I just realized that this is a click bait. It is just a Headline with a disclaimer that the author is compensated when you click on it and subsequently buy things. Look at the last line of the Photo below. The author does not identify himself or the source of the info. It could be...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Retrenchment cannot be only attributed to mismanagement and bad decisions. Unless you have been in a cave the last 6 months, you should know that we are now under a pandemic. Lots of well managed companies have closed down. The rest are retrenching so as to hold on longer eg. SIA, one of the...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    The thread topic question is "What's next for m43 after Olympus - What future is left?" Yes, the future of M43 may look bleak. But if you ask me, so does APS too, as Canon and Nikon is now focusing on their new Mirrorless Cameras. Probably what remains could be Full Frame Mirrorless. It is...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Wow Ricohflex...... what a ton of prejudice opinions in your post. No wonder you do not seems to understand all the points I made regarding your earlier statements. From the 2 sentences in your post, you seemed to rank a brand''s image as your most important criteria instead of other strengths...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Robin Wong talks about likely future of Olympus.
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Ricohflex, you are like Donald Trump. Repeating a distorted fact do not make it the truth. 1. Why do you keep comparing the Sony 7c with the E-M1x? Either you do not know other M43 Camera models (Em5 mk iii) or you do not understand the target market for the E-M1x. Or you are so desperate to...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Olympus imaging division is NOT dead. Olympus only transfer it to a new owner JIP. The main reason is for JIP to streamline the products and manufacturer it under JIP outsourced manufacturer partners for the simple reason that a lot of camera manufacturers are not able to utilize the full...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Personally, I have always presented a logical view. I have never suggested 1) that M43 image quality, dynamic range and noise level is better than Full Frame. 2) that Olympus or Panasonic or M43 will never closed down But I am of the view that 1) M43 users will be able to continue to use...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    I think it is too premature to think that Panasonic will stop making any M43 cameras after GH6. Panasonic has not even been able to establish 10% of its number of users for its FF cameras with L-mount compared to the number of users it had with its M43. It is not likely that Panasonic will...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Just for your info, my brother is also having problem to sell off his Fujifilm XT2 with lenses and another colleague trying to sell off his Canon 70D. Camera 2nd hand shops are very hesitant to buy in some more used cameras now, as no one is traveling and photographers are having very few jobs...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    I don't think you should attribute Olympus decision to sell the Imaging division to JIP is due to the wrong decision of its CEO. Globally, camera sales has declined. Just look at Nikon for example. https://fstoppers.com/news/nikon-just-released-some-terrible-financial-results-427040 If Olympus...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    As someone who have started from using film camera with 35mm and medium format, having used Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm, Sony and Olympus DSLR, I dont think the Sony A7c as a camera that Olympus should have designed instead of its M43 system. As mentioned in my previous post, currently Sony is not...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Yeah, to be as portable as M43, you need to pair the Sony 7c with the 35mm or 50mm prime lenses or the Kit Lens 28-60mm F4.0 to 5.6. Sony is aware of its shortcomings ant that is why this new kit lens is introduced. This may work for a lot of casual photographers. The Sony 7C as a FF system...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    Looks like Panasonic is going to adopt a Multi Prong approach like Sony. Panasonic released the S5 for Full Frame, the G100 and probably GH6 for M43 and rumored that it is also venturing into APS-C. But in the near future, there is no reason why Panasonic will stop the M43 line. It has already...
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    WHATS NEXT FOR M43, after Olympus, what future is left?

    While on the topic of 35mm prime lenses for the Sony 7c and M43 cameras, m43 as just gotten a new 35mm equivalent F0.95 lenses. https://www.43rumors.com/new-mitakon-speedmaster-17mm-f-0-95-mft-lens-announced/ Yes, if you have following this thread, a lot of lenses, camera bodies and M43...