Panasonic & Olympus MFT cameras take big step to close gap on full-frame rivals

Olympus OM-1 vs Panasonic GH6
(Image credit: Future)

The Micro Four Thirds sensor format has had two big shots in the arm recently (an appropriate analogy in current times) with the arrival of the OM System Olympus OM-1 and the Panasonic Lumix GH6. 

Both flagship mirrorless camera introduce much-needed upgrades to the design of the Micro Four Thirds (M43) sensor that, if nothing else, might at least keep the naysayers quiet and allow everybody else to better consider the merits of the format. 

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Paul Burrows

Paul has been writing about cameras, photography and photographers for 40 years. He joined Australian Camera as an editorial assistant in 1982, subsequently becoming the magazine’s technical editor, and has been editor since 1998. He is also the editor of sister publication ProPhoto, a position he has held since 1989. In 2011, Paul was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute Of Australian Photography (AIPP) in recognition of his long-term contribution to the Australian photo industry. Outside of his magazine work, he is the editor of the Contemporary Photographers: Australia series of monographs which document the lives of Australia’s most important photographers.