Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Cameras

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Since 2003, cameras for the Four Thirds (DSLR) and Micro Four Thirds (mirrorless Compact System Camera standards have been released under the Leica (Four Thirds only), Olympus and Panasonic Lumix brands. A variety of imaging sensors has been used.

Also see our page on Camera accessories.

Four Thirds cameras[edit]

Leica[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
Digilux 3 DSLR 7.5MP No Yes 2.5" Fixed LCD No 95% Yes No No 530g 145.8 x 86.9 x 80mm Enthusiast Sep 2006

Olympus[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
E-5 DSLR 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD 100% Yes Yes HLD-4 800g 142.5 x 116.5 x 74.5mm Pro/Semi-Pro Sep 2010
E-620 DSLR 12MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Movable LCD 95% Yes Yes HLD-5 475g 130 x 94 x 60mm Enthusiast Feb 2009
E-600 DSLR 12MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Movable LCD 95% Yes Yes HLD-5 475g 130 x 94 x 60mm Family/hobbyist Aug 2009
E-30 DSLR 12MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Movable LCD 98% Yes Yes HLD-4 655g 141.5 x 107.5 x 75mm Enthusiast Feb 2009
E-3 DSLR 10MP Yes Yes No 2.5" Movable LCD 100% Yes Yes HLD-4 810g 142.5 x 116.5 x 74.5mm Pro/Semi Pro Nov 2007
E-520 DSLR 10MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Movable LCD 95% Yes Yes No 475g 136 x 91.5 x 68mm Family/hobbyist May 2008
E-510 DSLR 10MP Yes Yes No 2.5" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No No 460g 136 x 91.5 x 68mm Family/hobbyist June 2006
E-450 DSLR 10MP No Yes Yes 2.7" Fixed LCD 98% Yes Yes No 380g 129.5 x 91 x 53mm Family/hobbyist Mar 2009
E-420 DSLR 10MP No Yes Yes 2.7" Fixed LCD 95% Yes Yes No 380g 129.5 x 91 x 53mm Family/hobbyist Mar 2008
E-410 DSLR 10MP No Yes No 2.5" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No No 375g 129.5 x 91 x 53mm Family/hobbyist Apr 2006
E-500 DSLR 8MP No No No 2.5" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No No 435g 129.5 x 94.5 x 66mm Family/hobbyist Sep 2005
E-400 DSLR 10MP No No No 2.5" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No No 375g 129.5 x 91 x 53mm Family/hobbyist Sep 2006
E-330 DSLR 7.5MP No Yes No 2.5" Tilting LCD 95% Yes No No 550g 140 x 87 x 72mm Enthusiast Jan 2006
E-300 DSLR 8MP No No No 1.8" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No HLD-3 580g 146.5 x 85 x 64mm Enthusiast Sep 2004
E-1 DSLR 5MP No No No 1.8" Fixed LCD 100% No No HLD-2 660g 141 x 104 x 81mm Pro/Semi-Pro Sep 2003

Panasonic Lumix[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
DMC-L10 DSLR 10MP No Yes Yes 2.5" Movable LCD 95% Yes No No 480g 134.5 x 95.5 x 77.5mm Family/hobbyist Oct 2007
DMC-L1 DSLR 7.5MP No Yes Yes 2.5" Fixed LCD 95% Yes No No 530g 145.8 x 86.9 x 80mm Enthusiast Sep 2006

Micro Four Thirds cameras[edit]

Olympus[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
Pen E-P1 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Screen only No No No 335g 120.5 x 70 x 35mm Family/hobbyist Jun 2009
Pen E-P2 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Optional No No No 335g 120.5 x 70 x 35mm Enthusiast Nov 2009
Pen Lite E-PL1 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Fixed LCD Optional Yes No No 296g 114.6 x72.2 x 41.5mm Family/hobbyist Feb 2010
Pen Lite E-PL1s CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 2.7" Fixed LCD Optional Yes No No 342g  ? Family/hobbyist Nov 2010
Olympus Pen E-P3 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed OLED Capacitive Touch Optional Yes Yes No 321g 122 x 69.1 x 34.3mm Enthusiast Jun 2011
Pen Lite E-PL2 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Optional Detachable Yes No 317g 115.4 x 72.7 x 42mm Family/hobbyist Jan 2011
Pen Mini E-PM1 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed LC D Optional Detachable Yes No 217g 109.5 x 63.7 x 34mm Family/hobbyist Jun 2011
Pen Lite E-PL3 CSC 12MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Optional Detachable Yes No 265g 109.5 x 63.7 x 37.3mm Family/hobbyist Jun 2011
OM-D E-M5 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Detachable Yes HLD-6 373g 121 x 89.6 x 41.9mm Enthusiast Feb 2012
OM-D E-M5 MarkII CSC 16MP [40] Yes Yes Yes 3" Vari‑angle LCD Touch EVF 2.36M dots Detachable Yes HLD-8 417g 123.7 x 85 x 44.5mm Enthusiast Feb 2015
Pen Lite E-PL5 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Detachable Yes No 279g 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm Family/hobbyist Sep 2012
Pen Mini E-PM2 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Detachable Yes No 223g 109.8 x 64.2 33.8mm Family/hobbyist Sep 2012
Pen E-P5 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Yes Yes No 378g 122.3 x 68.9 x 37.2mm Enthusiast May 2013
Pen Lite E-PL6 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Detachable Yes No 279g 110.5 x 63.7 x 38.2mm Family/hobbyist Jun 2013
Pen Lite E-PL7 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Detachable Yes No 309g 114.9 x 67 x 38.4mm Family/hobbyist Aug 2014
Pen Lite E-PL8 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch Optional Detachable Yes No 326g 117.1 x 68.3 x 38.4mm Family/hobbyist Aug 2016
Pen-F CSC 20/50MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Capacitive Touch EVF 2.4M dots Detachable Yes No 373g 124.8 x 72.1 x 37.3mm Family/hobbyist Aug 2014
OM-D E-M1 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 2.4M dots Detachable Yes HLD-7 443g 130.4 x 93.5 x 63.1mm Pro Nov 2013
OM-D E-M1 Mark II CSC 20/50 MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 2.4M dots Detachable Yes HLD-9 498g 134.1 x 90.9 x 68.9mm Pro Dec 2016
OM-D E-M10 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes Yes No 350g 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9mm Family/hobbyist Jan 2014
OM-D E-M10 Mark II CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 2.36M dots Yes Yes No 390g 119.5 x 83.1 x 46.7mm Family/hobbyist Mar 2015

Panasonic Lumix[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
DMC-G1 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 385g 124 x 83.6 x 45.2mm Enthusiast Sep 2008
DMC-G2 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 371g 124 x 83.6 x 74mm Enthusiast Mar 2010
DMC-G10 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 336g 124 x 83.6 x 74mm Family/hobbyist Mar 2010
DMC-GH1 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 385g 124 x 89.6 x 45.2mm Enthusiast Mar 2009
DMC-GF1 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Resistive Touch Optional Yes No No 285g 119 x 71 x 36.3mm Family/hobbyist Sep 2009
DMVC-GH3 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 1.74M dots Yes Yes DMW-BGGH3 470g 132.9 x 93.4 x 82.0 mm Pro/Semi-Pro Sep 2012
DMVC-GH4 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable OLED Capacitive Touch EVF 2.4M dots Yes Yes DMW-BGGH3 480g 132.9 x 93.4 x 83.9 mm Pro/Semi-Pro Feb 2014
DMC-GF2 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 265g 112.8 x 67.8 x 32.8 mm Family/hobbyist Nov 2010
DMC-GF3 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Resistive Touch Screen only Yes No No 319g 107.7 x 67.1 x 32.5 mm Family/hobbyist Jun 2011
DMC-G3 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Resistive Touch Screen only Yes No No 336g 115.2 x 83.6 x 46.7mm Family/hobbyist May 2011
DMC-GX1 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Resistive Touch Optional Yes No No 272g 116.3 x 67.8 x 39.4mm Enthusiast Nov 2011
DMC-GF5 CSC 12MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 346g 119.9 x 83.2 x 70.8 mm Enthusiast Apr 2012
DMC-GH2 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 392g 124 x 89.6 x 75.8mm Enthusiast Sep 2010
DMC-G5 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Resistive Touch EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 346g 119.9 x 83.2 x 70.8mm Enthusiast Jul 2012
DMC-G6 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Capacitive Touch OLED EVF 1.4M dots Yes No No 340g 122.45 x 84.6 x 71.4 mm Enthusiast Apr 2013
DMC-GF6 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Capacitive Touch Screen only Yes No No 280g 111.2 x 64.8 x 38.4 mm Enthusiast Apr 2013
DMC-GX7 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Capacitive Touch LCD EVF 2.76M dots Yes Yes No 402g 122.6 x 70.7 x 54.6 mm Enthusiast Sep 2013
DMC-GX8 CSC 20MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Movable LCD Capacitive Touch OLED EVF 2.36M dots Yes Yes No 483g 132.2 x 77.9 x 63.1 mm Enthusiast Mar 2016
DMC-GM1 CSC 16MP No Yes Yes 3" Fixed LCD Capacitive Touch Screen only Yes No No 173g 98.5 x 54.9 x 30.4 mm Enthusiast Oct 2013

Kodak PixPro[edit]

Model Type Resolution IS Live View Live View AF Screen VF Pop-up
Flash
Wireless RC
flash control
Optional
battery grip
Weight
body only
Size (mm) Category Launched
PixPro S-1 CSC 16MP Yes Yes Yes 3" Tilting LCD Screen only Optional No No 290g 115.6 x 68.4 x 35.6 mm Family/Hobbyist Jan 2014

Panasonic professional HD camcorders[edit]

These camcorders can take Micro Four Thirds lenses natively or Four Thirds lenses via an appropriate adapter.

Blackmagic Design advanced amateur/professional Micro Four Thirds mount video cameras[edit]

See also the Tips & Tricks and Setting Up Your New Camera pages for more info.Categpry:Leica Digilux 3