(FT3) The E-P3 is coming?

Above: A rendering of a possible E-P3 with built-in EVF (Not the real camera!)

According to rumors we received and according to the german magazine Photographie.de (a well known and reputable magazine) Olympus will soon announce the E-P3. The camera will be placed above the Olympus E-P2 (better specs). It is very likely that it will use the new Panasonic 14 Megapixel sensor. There is a rumor about a built-in EVF that we can’t confirm yet.
It also seems that the E-P3 is NOT the MFT high-end model. That model will come in 2011. The E-P3 for example is not weather sealed :(

I ask our german readers if they can send me a scan of the Photographie magazine where they talk about that camera. Thanks!

P.S: Something personal…may you will not believe me but I am working on rumors from here:

It’s a nice place in the middle of nowhere (Tuscany). Internet connection (via UMTS) doesn’t work very well but I really needed to be in a place like this! I enjoy the silence and the sun, and I hope to be able to catch some nice rumor from here :)

Cgarrard Photokina speculations…

Cgarrard from Alphamountworld (which is no more a Sony website alone) posted his product predictions for Photokina. The list includes Olympus and Panasonic also:

Panasonic- Panasonic will likely be pretty quiet in comparison to the other makers at Photokina, yet could show us all one big surprise. Panasonic has released quite a bit of new products lately so I doubt they have much left in the pipeline to show us. It is doubtful however that Panasonic will not have at least some good juicy news to show at the worlds largest Photo event. I expect many more small compacts, possibly one big announcement of a finished product, or a hint a developing more 3D products as well. I think we’ll see a product ready to market for m4/3 cameras that will allow for 3D imaging (they recently announced development for the worlds first 3D lens for interchangeable cameras).

Olympus– I expect big news from Olympus. It has been a quiet volcano on its DSLR front for quite some time and I expect a big eruption of products with some seriously new innovation. Olympus typically never lie down without a fight and I can’t see them doing it now, especially with the momentum its Pen division has given the company. Many of its DSLR’s are due for replacement, and, it is time for Olympus to show the industry just how committed they will be to this segment. Olympus should be top two news of Photokina.

We from 43rumors do not agree with his Panasonic predictions (we believe Panasonic will release some very nice products) but I hope he is right about Olympus beeing the “top two news of Photokina”. I guess this depends a lot from the quality of the E-3 successor…

(FT3) More new Pen’s to come at photokina? Almost all Olympus DSLR discontinued?

A big camera retailer (because of privacy reasons I can’t tell you who it is) told us that Olympus DSLRs are ALL listed as discontinued except the E-620 with the note that “MORE PEN CAMERAS” are on their way!

So is Olympus going to release more than one new MicroFourThirds camera?

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