2016 was a Great Year for the MicroFourThirds System

Just a short while ago many people were ready to write-off the M4/3 system but 2016 saw the release of many excellent new M4/3 products and a lot of new industry awards to go with it. Overall it was an excellent year for M4/3 photography. Here’s a list of the awards received so far:

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II

  • Imaging Resource’s Camera of the Year, Best Overall
  • Imaging Resource’s Camera of the Year, Best Professional Mirrorless
  • Imaging Resource’s Camera of the Year, Best High-Speed Capture
  • DPReview Innovation Award
  • DPReview Product of the Year Runner-Up

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mk II

  • EISA Award, Consumer Compact Camera System
  • TIPA Award, Best Mirrorless CSC Advanced
  • Reviewed.com, Best Camera Under $1000

Panasonic Lumix GX-80/GX-85

  • Imaging Resource’s Camera of the Year, Best Enthusiast Mirrorless
  • DPReview Mid-Range ILC of the Year
  • DPReview Reader’s Choice Best Mid-Range ILC Runner-Up
  • Reviewed.com, Best Camera for Shooting Video
  • Reviewed.com, Best Camera for the Money
  • Three Blind Men and an Elephant, Camera of the Year

Olympus PEN-F

  • Imaging Resource’s Camera of Distinction, Enthusiast Mirrorless
  • Popular Photography’s Outstanding Product

Olympus M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO

  • TIPA Award, Best CSC Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 12mm f/1.4 ASPH

  • Imaging Resource’s Best Wide Angle Prime

Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 PRO

  • Imaging Resource’s Best Standard Prime

Panasonic Lumix G 25mm f/1.7 ASPH

  • TIPA Award, Best CSC Entry-Level Lens

Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f/4.0 IS PRO

  • Imaging Resource’s Best Telephoto Prime

Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO

  • Imaging Resource’s Best Travel Zoom
  • DPReview Best Zoom Lens Runner-Up
  • DPReview Reader’s Choice Best Zoom Lens