I have a crazy idea that could revolutionize the whole MFT camera system

Olympus OM-D E-M1X
The MFT format needs a new killer feature, and I think I've thought of one. (Image credit: Olympus)

The issue for the Micro Four Thirds format, as used by OM System and by Panasonic in its Lumix G cameras, is that not a lot seems to be advancing technically, certainly for stills photography, and the smaller sensor format puts it at a disadvantage relative to APS-C or full frame cameras.

These are among the best cameras for video, the best cameras for video and even the best cameras for beginners, but as we've reported before, Micro Four Thirds cameras get no respect – or at least not the respect we think they deserve.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com