Size Matters - Digital Camera Size Comparison – Digital Camera Size Comparison

I really like the idea of a compact, interchangeable lens, mirrorless camera.  I like the style, I like the form factor… and as a friend of mine says, “Why would I drive a Yugo when I have a Ferrari?”  I have a collection of DSLR cameras (and lenses for them), but it makes sense to me – a Yugo has it’s place.  The challenge I’ve seen recently is creeping prices and sizes.  Why would you want to drive a Yugo that costs as much as a Ferrari?

One camera in particular that’s gotten a lot of buzz recently is the Olympus OM-D E-M5, a $1,000 Micro-Four Thirds, weather-sealed body with a pentaprism-like hump on top that holds an Electronic Viewfinder.  Compared to some entry level dSLRs, it’s expensive and has a smaller sensor, but it’s fun.  And it looks cool.  And it looks big.  But how big?  If I’m going for a compact system, I want a small package and the pictures of the OM-D just make it look big.

Well, now there’s a tool to help you compare sizes.  After all, size matters.  Enter  This simple tool allows you to enter 2 different camera bodies and see a side-by-side comparison.  Front, rear, side, top…  move them around and see.  Just for kicks, they even show a AA battery for comparison. - Nikon D4 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5 – Nikon D4 and the Olympus OM-D E-M5


I don’t think there will ever be a substitution for holding the camera in your hand, but this tool makes it a little easier to understand.

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