Micro four-thirds is a sensor size with which companies like Panasonic and Olympus have developed a number of very popular cameras. The most popular being the GH series of cameras, namely the Panasonic GH5. Recently, Panasonic opted to develop a full frame camera system and many including myself feel that the days of micro four-thirds are now numbered.
In his latest video, popular YouTuber, teacher, and photographer Tony Northrup discuss why he thinks micro four-thirds as a format will not survive long. Northrup estimates that in around five years, we may not see any new cameras using that sensor type. This is obviously not good news or I should say, not a positive opinion, although the points raised in the video are not only very interesting but sound. One of the points raised by Northrup which makes the most sense to me is about how company resources are limited. Now that Panasonic is developing a full frame system, it would be ill-fated for them to split their resources between full frame and micro four-thirds. The logical and smarter approach would be to focus their energies effectively into one area. Unfortunately, those resources are more than likely not going to be focused on micro four-thirds.
Check out the full video and let me know what you think. Is micro four-thirds really doomed?