4:3 and Micro 4:3

An industry standard set by Olympus and Kodak for DSLR cameras, the four thirds system allows users to interchange lenses and other parts from different DSLR manufacturers. Recently Olympus and Panasonic have introduced micro four thirds cameras, a smaller version of typical four thirds cameras, which has a reduced amount of internal components but has the same great qualities and output.


Olympus E-PLI Micro FourThirds Camera (Image from Olympus Website)

Micro four thirds cameras are really exciting for their potential. This segment will undoubtedly grow over the next couple of years as many individuals trade down from bulkier DSLR's and trade up from point and shoots.