For some time now, amateurs have been beyond thrilled with slender, pocket-sized digital cameras while the pros grumbled and fumbled with their giant camera bags. Many professional quality digital models were even larger than their old film counterparts. That however, is all about to change thanks to recent advances made by some of the world’s biggest camera makers.
Olympus and Panasonic (teaming with Leica) have already rolled out specs for micro 'four thirds' cameras with Kodak announcing plans to manufacture one as well. The “four thirds” part refers to the size of a camera's image sensor. These mini pro cameras have interchangeable lenses for quality enhancement. Availability is TDB, but should be soon.
Already on the market are slightly larger versions; Panasonic recently tricked out their GH1 to shoot HD video as well. Get ready for pro shoots with tiny cameras!
Olympus and Panasonic Launch Four Thirds Digital SLRs
1. Mini Pro Cameras - Advancements in mini pro cameras are enabling professionals to have high-quality, portable options for photography and videography.
2. Four Thirds Technology - The introduction of four thirds image sensors is revolutionizing the size and capabilities of professional cameras.
3. Interchangeable Lenses - The development of mini pro cameras with interchangeable lenses offers professionals the flexibility to achieve optimal image quality in different scenarios.
1. Photography - The photography industry can benefit from the disruptive innovation of mini pro cameras by catering to professionals seeking compact yet powerful camera options.
2. Videography - The videography industry can leverage the advancements in mini pro cameras to offer high-quality, portable video recording solutions for professionals.
3. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can tap into the market demand for mini pro cameras by developing innovative accessories and enhancements to complement these compact devices.