(FT 4) There will definitely be an E-3 successor (for 2009)

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This is an image of the new E-5 (it’s probably a fake)

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Everybody is anticipating the E-3 successor. It is the camera that most needs a refresh! From first rumors we received it will be not a revolutionary camera, just an “upgraded” E-3. So it will probably  have the latest 12Megapixel sensor (maybe the same E-30 sensor) + some gimmicks like Art Filters. Sorry that we can’t get excited over that rumor. 🙁
We do not have any idea when exactly the camera could be announced. So do not wait for it, buy the E-3 now if you need the camera!

Post scriptum: We made a lot of predictions in the last month. I will soon post a summary of all our best rumors.

Post post scriptum:

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  • Dave

    The art filter would only cheapen a camera aimed at the high end of the market.

    The thing they should change is to ditch the xD memory cards. Maybe adopt the CFast card that is meant to replace compact flash.

    Hopefully the batteries would remain backwards compatible

  • cherrytree

    I hope it’s called e-4 or e-3 mark II not e-5.

    As for the art filters. They should add them to the e-3 replacement but not call them art filters and make them customizable. Even better: revamp the entire settings framework for the camera and integrate them into a good savable my mode system unlike the current handicapped options.

  • RickeyG

    I agree with the card issue and Art Filers have their use. What we really need is a Bigger/Better sensor for low light, ( agree bigger is not always better 95% of potential users do not know that , sooo bigger it is ) better advertising, and get those prices for lens and accessories down so the average Olympus user can afford them!!

  • Dan

    The sensor doesn’t need to be any bigger. Its fine as it is. 4/3rds is superb. The sensor goes way beyond pixels and noise handling.

    Agree with the prices 😮 they need to be sorted out. A refresh is due too. An SWD version of the top-grade lens’ (150 / 35-100 / 90-250) with a reduced upgrade cost for trade ins.

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