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Why I Still Use Micro Four Thirds

David Thorpe has been a big Micro Four Thirds (MFT) fan for a while now but in his latest video, he's wondering if MFT might have had its day.

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David Thorpe bought his first MFT gear 8 years ago and since then, he's used nothing else but with Full Frame Mirrorless cameras coming out from all corners of the photographic world (Nikon Z7Canon EOS R), has Micro Four Thirds had its day?

This is the question David is asking, and answering, in the above video which is a really interesting watch and a great overview of the current photographic industry. 

Basically, David still uses MFT kit as it offers the best combination of size, weight and image quality. He also says with the likes of Nikon and Canon releasing mirrorless cameras, the industry obviously sees a future in mirrorless - something which David certainly agrees with but will he be switching to Mirrorless Full Frame any time soon? Watch the video to find out.  

David also mentions another video which covers the 'full frame vs MFT' argument and you can watch that here: Full Frame vs Micro 4:3.

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Chris_L 5 5.2k United Kingdom
16 Nov 2018 11:23PM
If the MFT manufacturers can keep improving, increase the pixel count, improve high ISO performance and sort out autofocus tracking there'd be no good reason to use any of the other formats. They might get pipped to the post by the smartphones which are now battling each other more and more on camera features versus phone/web features.

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JohnHoppy 10 5 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2018 2:23PM
I didn't get the impression David is "wondering if MFT might have had its day". He sounds very comfortable with MFT, and for excellent reasons. We have a sudden peak of interest in FF because Canon & Nikon decided at last to foresee a mirrorless future, yet the reasons for MFT are just as valid as ever, as David spells out. In a shrinking market, at least 4 big companies are now vying for FF sales, and those sales are expensive for most of us. Cropped-sensor cameras still make sense and their technology isn't going to stand still either. The cost isn't just in bodies, those FF lenses are hefty beasts as well as costing megabucks. For so many applications MFT makes a great case for itself, promoting very good images at reasonable cost. It will continue.
rhody 17 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2018 4:28PM
I find it interesting that Fuji still see their future with APS-C size sensors and have stated categorically that they will not be entering the FF mirrorless market.
They seem to think their customers will progress from APS-C to their medium format cameras as desired.
The great reviews of the XT-3 only bolster their cause.

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