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October 15, 2009
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(FT2) UPDATED-> New source says “not the E-P2 but the E-3 successor is coming”

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I choose to post this rumor because the person seems to be really honest and not a “rumor cheater” (someone who invents rumors). It is a news source that’s why I am going to post it with “FT2″ value (rumor from new unknown source). The source had a talk with a man close to Olympus and that is what this man said:

No annoucement for an ep-2 before spring 2010 […] It will have some sort of viewfinder […] One of my friend that work with me was interested to buy the e-3 and 12-60 but he told him to wait until 2010 or even sooner you will see new camera body and new lenses. But not a replacement for the 12-60, something new he said, something that is missing in the olympus lense line. But i dont know about what it could be […] So my tough is no more MFT for 2009, they are now concentrating on the Dslr market that they are loosing a bit with the new 7d from canon. They need a faster body.

I know this rumor says the exact opposit as the rumors we posted before. But we don’t know everything. My bet is that by end of October we will have 80% chance to see the next MicroFourThirds camera and 10% to see the E-3 successor, and another 10% to have both.  I know you like the latest option!!! ;)

UPDATE: Just received this from a different source “Hi, just combining some speculations.
The lens missing in the Olympus line-up could very well be the 100mm macro which have been on the roadmap for long. I have first hand knowledge from an Olympus employee who had it to play with in the end of 2008. But they obviusly decided not to release it then… Perhaps in order to enable Contrast AF or similar. Lets hope they have it finished by now.

October 14, 2009
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(FT2) No new Olympus MFT lenses this year

A new source says the new Olympus MicroFourThird lenses will not be unveiled before 2010. The next two MFT Olympus lenses are expected to be zoom lenses.

We ask our sources to confirm this rumor.

Anyway we are 99% sure the E-P2 is coming soon.

October 14, 2009
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Nikon do not suprise us…no compact mirrorless camera.

nikon just announced two new products, the Nikon D3S and the Nikon 85mm f/3.5G AF-S DX ED VR Micro Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras. Nice stuff but still no mirrorless compact camera system from Nikon. Will we end this year with Olympus and Panasonic beeing the only one to have such a system? Let’s wait for Canon Ricoh and Sony…

October 12, 2009
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(FT4) Olympus E-3 successor will be unveiled in 2010.

Since weeks we try to get some more infos about the long awaited E-3 successor. We received rumors from here and there and only now we are getting an idea what’s happening. Remember this are rumors only and not official Olympus news. We have no affiliation with Olympus and read our disclaimer at the bottom of the left sidebar if you need to understand what the word “rumors” means.

At the beginning of the year we thought to know the E-3 successor will be unveiled at the end of 2009. It should be an upgraded E-3  camera. Now our sources told us that the huge MicroFourThirds success may has changed their roadmap. Of course there will be an E-3 successor but the release may has been postponed. Probably there will be NO! E-3 successor this year. One new source said “this will be a complete new developed camera“. A trusted source told us that “the E-5 will be a revolutionary camera, not just an E-3 evolution“. Anyway all sources do confirm that Olympus will continue their engadgment in classic FourThirds cameras and lenses.

Some of our sources do believe the E-5 will be a mirrorless High-End camera.

In summary (remember it is a rumor!):

1) there will be no E-3 successor this year

2) The E-5 may be a mirrorless High-End camera

3) classic FourThirds camera and lens development will continue but Olympus priority is to develop new MicroFourThirds products.

4) After the Olympus is ready to announce the second MFT camera on October 31th ;)

Thanks to all our sources for sharing their infos.

The 43rumors team

October 12, 2009
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MicroFourThirds finally becoming competition from Sony???

Bild 1Hi, I know from a good source that Sony already has a pocket-interchange camera. This camera is in the field, some user are testing it now. This is a DSC-Cyber shot APS-C sensor camera with just 3 interchange prime lenses (G lens) 16mm, 35mm and 60mm. -No EVF on camera (I don´t know if optional) -LCD 3″ 921.000 dots -APS-C CMOS 14MPx -Alpha-Minolta hot shoe -IS on camera -flash on camera -contrast af It will be announce in PMA10.

Source: SonyAlphaRumors.com

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