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Lightweight – hands down


My very loved 50D DSLR , which I’ve really enjoyed using over the last five years has sat in my cupboard for over eighteen months now, sadly I do not miss it.  Back story on my DSLR or MFT debate is in Heavyweight vs Lightweight.

Its size and weight, of my DSLR, and its associated accessories no longer encourages me to take the camera out of storage, especially now that I am a happy owner of a Micro Four Thirds (MFT) camera.  The MFT camera is a pleasure to use and timing could not be better, as I have the wonderful opportunity to travel and explore places around me.

While exploring a mall in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, we encountered four camera stores side by side on the one floor.  I noticed Tin Cheung Camera store, the name appeared a few times during the course of my research on the Olympus OMD camera.  It was decided that we should go in and have a tactual look at the latest camera that has captured my imagination.

Unexpectedly, I became an early adopter of the Olympus OM-D EM-10, soon after it’s March 2014 release.  After the impromptu visit to the camera store, and surprise purchase of the camera by my better half.  I walked out with the biggest smile on my face, and could not wait to get home to unpack the camera.  Forget any more exploring, shopping or even eating!

I’m really enjoying using a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC).  The EM-10 MFT format camera has not disappointed.  It has lived up to and surpassed my hopes of a great camera in the form of this new camera format.  As expected the camera and everything associated with the format is compact, lighter and scaled down.  The MILC is the perfect camera evolution with the marriage of the two systems.  I am a big fan of the MILC camera.

My EM-10 goes with me everywhere, from exploring the streets of Hong Kong and new cities, or at formal and informal situations.  In all occasions the camera has not disappointed me.

Thomas Leuthard has written a few articles on the OM-D EM-10 that are worth reading, Why I love my OM-D and Downgrade to succeed… .  The feature by Richard Butler and Allison Johnson at dpreview – Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review is a comprehensive review of the camera.


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