Let’s face it: DSLR cameras are not something you throw in your daily bag just in case you encounter a nice photographic subject on the way to work. Luckily we are in 2018… I can carry a small Panasonic GX85 or Olympus Pen-F with a normal zoom and a macro lens in about the same space I need for my lunch sandwich.
Some of the top MFT and even other mirrorless cameras are growing fairly big these days as customers demand more battery life, better ergonomics with large telephoto lenses and electronic tricks. Luckily there is still enough choice of high quality, picture-delivering compact cameras.
My Instagram account (click here to visit) has by now several hundred photos made exclusively with my iPhone: the camera I always carry in my pocket. They look great on screen. However, you need a dedicated camera if you ever need to use different focal lengths (and no, I don’t feel like getting smartphone add-ons), or shallower depth of field.
I think Micro Four Thirds cameras strike the right compromise between portability and quality.
I am happy I discovered them… have you?