Where is µ4/3 headed?
The title is to the point. Where IS it headed? For me it is headed in the right direction. But for so many dyed in the wool dSLR owners this is a taboo topic. And you know what? I used to feel the same way. I will be honest with you, when I got my hands on one of the 1st generation µ4/3 cameras (the Olympus PEN E-PL1) I thought, "this is kinda cool, but it will NEVER replace my E-3." Funny, we are told to "never say never" and I am hear eating crow. The µ4/3 cameras have evolved so far and in such a fast period of time. Since the first PEN line came out the technology has gotten better by orders of magnitude. I sit here today with my OM-D E-M5 on my desk with a STUNNING piece of glass mounted to it. The lens I am referring to is the new Zuiko Digital 75mm f/1.8 just so you know. Do you know where my E-3 is? Heck, even I wasn't sure when I started writing this! I had to go look because I got worried. Haha. That is testament to the maturity of this system and my confidence in it. I know when I walk out the door with only the OM-D and a few killer lenses I can do EVERYTHING I could do with my E-3 and 15lbs of lenses. Only the OM-D kit will fit into my Think TANK Photo Retrospective 7 whereas only the E-3 and one lens used to fit!
I guess the point of this little post is to say that had I not had the opportunity to try out the µ4/3 series as it grew and developed I would have maybe never known how much value it would be to me in regards to its capability and portability. So I ask you to do yourself a favor and go have a look at what the new generation of Olympus µ4/3 cameras offer. The Latest PEN cameras (or old for that matter!) and especially the new OM-D...It really is an incredible direction to head in with your gear.
Take care and happy shooting.