Panasonic, Samsung and Sony were too busy in presenting their “boring” 3D stuff (that’s just my personal take on that) and Olympus has taken the chance to become the King at the CES when it comes to camera announcements. Finally Olympus presented a high-end compact camera and they made almost everything right with the XZ-1! Chapeau! The E-PL2 is less exciting but at least it has some nice upgrades and a lot of new accessories to put on it. That’s more than any other (a part maybe Samsung) had to offer at CES. 70% of our 43rumors readers do like both new cameras. That’s a huge success! Of course it is to see how many of them will really buy them!
A good beginning makes for a good ending!
The same sources that gave me details about the new E-PL2 and XZ-1 are repeating to me that there will be a lot more to come from Olympus! There is at least a new pro model, + very likely a new E-P3 and at least three real pro pancake lenses to come during the next few months! The E-P2 successor and the new lenses should be announced at the CP+ show which takes place in February in Japan. But let’s wait what our sources will tell us during the next weeks before to get into any conclusion.
Note: Panasonic will also announce a new MFT camera and two (or maybe three) lenses at CP+
So I have little time for rest and a lot of work to do on 43rumors. Good news for you and not so good news for my girlfriend :(