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Subject: Re: Saw the new Panasonic G9 at the ProFusion show today
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On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:35:44 PM UTC-5, android wrote:
> In article<0e6f2c5e-9e6a-4f86-bdaa-dca71912a002@googlegroups.com>,
>  Rich A<rander3127@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:08:53 PM UTC-5, Alfred Molon wrote:
> > > In article<c15a5988-788c-43ce-9e21-69011d62bf13@googlegroups.com>, Rich 
> > > A says...
> > > > The body is around $2000.00.
> > > 
> > > You mean Canadian dollars? Should be 1700 USD/Euro.
> > > 
> > > The body is indeed big & heavy.
> >  
> > It's magnesium (to its credit) and like a DSLR so yes, heavy.  IMO, this 
> > divergence from the original promise of the m4/3rds system (compactness) is 
> > probably a mistake.  Sony has even kept their FF bodies compact.
> 
> The sensor size of the m4/3 is inherited from the 4/3 that made the same 
> promise... I had an Olympus Evolt-E300 and it was not compact at all! I 
> turned out that if yu wanted the same brightness, noise and DOF as 
> achieved by larger sensor cams then you had to make and use big lenses 
> with a lot of glass. Lot's of pain but no gain...
> -- 
> teleportation kills

The E-510/410 were the first arguably compact Olympus DSLR's, the E-410 especially.