Is it too small?

I'm not talking about skirts or meal portions here. I'm talking about cameras.

And when it comes to my everyday picture takers, I think pint sized is perfect. Case in point: the camera that's always in my backpack is the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I love it. And not once have I said to myself, "Gosh, I wish this thing was heavier"

I then scored a half-off deal on a Panasonic GM5 with 12-32mm zoom lens. Smaller yet. I was infatuated from the moment we first met. But I wasn't financially ready to take the next step, since the introductory price was double what I just paid. Deep discounts can do wonders for a relationship.

Some photographers think that cameras like the OM-D and GM5 are too small. They must have big meats. I wear XL gloves, and I don't have a problem with them. Maybe they don't want to invest in a new scaled-down shoulder bag. Could it be that a bulky DSLR with a long zoom lens is a confidence builder?


And then it dawned on me: nimble photographers don't need luxury liners when they sail into port. We might motor in on a dinghy, but we do so stylishly, and without concern about rocking the boat.

"My camera might be compact, but I take big pictures."

Size does matter. And small is beautiful.