Could Micro Four Thirds cameras be the future of travel photography?
I was in Akihabara in Tokyo today, having a little browse through the massive array of electronics stores, when I came across these little beauties. Essentially SLR cameras which weigh half the weight of a full DSLR. About half the price too. And they even record HD video. How can these not be the absolute dead-pan favourite of cycle tourers and other human-powered travellers?
And with lenses like these being developed, the mind boggles as to the perfect suitability of these cameras for fast and light missions, when awesome depth of field, crisp optics, and versatility are called for. From video to stills, these look awesome.
So far it looks like Panasonic and Olympus are the only makers to forge the way ahead with these types of ‘Macro SLR’ camera, but you can be sure that I now have a new item to add to my wish-list!
Micro Four Thirds Camera body list: http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/body.html
Micro Four Thirds Lens list: http://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/lense.html
Olympus E-P2 review: http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4598/olympus-pen-e-p2-review
Panasonic Lumix GF-1 review: http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4431/panasonic-lumix-gf1-camera-review