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Re: Tony Northrup believes micro-four-thirds is dead

Originally Posted by Ross the fiddler View Post
If this E-M1X has a built in grip then it should be less bulky than the E-M1 Mk II with the HLD-9 with more efficient use of space & be much more reliable for weather sealing. It won't be as much the camera one would always have with them, unlike the more compact arrangement of an E-M1 Mk II (including bottom Arca Swiss plate) & 12-40 lens that I put in a Kata bag (DC-439 DL) for minimal baggage bulk.
However, I can see it would go well in a holster type bag with the coming (hopefully) 150-400 F4.0-5.6 lens though.

A built-in vertical grip & with wireless flash triggering (hopefully) makes it sound like more of a Pro camera.

An interesting thought which I simply had not considered.

One flaw in it is that some people, myself included, decided that I would not get the grip for the Mk2 and just had an extra battery. I had one for the MK1 and very rarely used it.

On that basis the extra size compared to a "naked" MK2 is a backward step and going away from one of the major selling points of the system.

We should all remember of course this whole discussion is based on rumour and conjecture.

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