Photographer To Use Micro 4/3’s Lumix G5 to Cover Olympics
DPReveiw had a recent posing about professional sports photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos covering the Olympics in London with a Lumix G5 camera. Ok, many of you know how much I love the Lumix system, but I have to say I have a hard time not laughing. I’m chuckling as I write this. But who knows, maybe it will work.
In Panasonic’s press release they mention the high speed frame rate of 6fps. Are you kidding? How is that going to compete with Canon’s 12fps and Nikon’s 11fps? In sports, 1/1000th of a second for a win is common place. I hope they can pull it off, and they most likely will come back with some special images due to the guy being a good photographer, but when it comes to connecting with that once in a lifetime shot at JUST the right moment, this poor dude will be at a serious disadvantage. I applaud Panasonic for having the guts to try this since mirrorless for the large DSLR is where I’m convinced all future cameras are headed, but I just hope they don’t embarrass themselves. Time will tell.
Panasonic is hosting a print exhibit from the G5 at the Getty Gallery based in Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford (4th July-15th September). You can also take a look at a selection of images shot daily on Panasonic’s Panasonic Lumix Web Site for more Olympic images. This should be fun to watch and I’m hopeful it will be impressive.