Micro Four Thirds cameras

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Micro Four Thirds cameras are mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital cameras compatible with the Micro Four Thirds standard and therefore can be used with any Micro Four Thirds lens. However, some features require a lens and body from the same manufacturer or are available at a reduced level when a lens and body are from different manufacturers.

  • Concurrent use of optical and in body stabilization (Olympus Sync IS, Panasonic Dual IS) requires an optically stabilized lens be used with a stabilized body from the same manufacturer. Additionally, Olympus teleconverters fit only Olympus lenses and Panasonic teleconverters require Panasonic lenses.
  • Weather sealing at the lens mount is not necessarily compatible between manufacturers due to differences in gasket sizing and screw placement.
  • Panasonic's Depth from Defocus (DfD) autofocus requires use of a Panasonic lens on a Panasonic body. Likewise, aperture rings found on some Panasonic lenses are recognized only by Panasonic bodies. Additionally, the function buttons provided on certain Olympus lenses cannot be reassigned from their default setting when paired with Panasonic bodies.
  • Olympus limits its bodies to focus bracketing and focus stacking with certain Olympus lenses. Use of some Panasonic lenses on earlier Olympus bodies can result in purple blob artifacts due to differences in ultraviolet filtering.[1] Early Olympus bodies also lack in camera correction of chromatic aberration for both Olympus and Panasonic lenses.

Olympus/OMDS cameras[edit | edit source]

Panasonic cameras[edit | edit source]

Panasonic's Micro Four Thirds cameras consist primarily of the Lumix GH series of hybrid video and stills cameras and the Lumix G series of stills cameras. Models are differentiated by their form factor (SLR or rangefinder type), image sensor, the version of Panasonic's Venus Engine they contain, and the range of features offered. Recent SLR type bodies use articulating LCDs where rangefinders use tilting LCDs. Entry level rangefinders typically lack an EVF. Higher end bodies offer more function buttons for customization, tend to provide higher frame rates and deeper image buffers, may have joysticks, and usually provide firmware features such as particular video codecs not found on lower cost bodies.

For the most part, Panasonic follows a model numbering convention where a single digit indicates an upper end body, two digits indicate a midrange body, and three digits an entry level body. However, earlier rangefinder bodies do not adhere to this pattern. Panasonic sometimes assigns multiple model numbers to the same body, such as the G90/G91/G95/G99, depending on the region in which the body is sold (often Europe, North America, and elsewhere in the world, possibly with a fourth number for Japan). In such cases the body is often referred to by the local number for a region or by noting the interchangeability of the models. Interchangeability is commonly indicated by separating two or more numbers with a slash, such as G90/95, G90/91/95, or G90/91/95/99.

Other cameras[edit | edit source]

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See also[edit | edit source]

List of Micro Four Thirds cameras

Sources[edit | edit source]

  • "Find a Camera". Four Thirds System Forum. Archived from the original on 2021-08-12. Retrieved 2021-09-23.
  1. Forster AW. 2017. Purple Fringing with Panasonic MFT Lenses on Olympus MFT Bodies. https://alanwatsonforster.org/writing/mft-purple.html retrieved 2021-10-25.

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