(FT2) UPDATED: Some Olympus high end compact info.

An Olympus XA compact and fixed lens film camera (Image courtesy: Camerapedia).

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I wouldn’t get too excited about that rumor as it comes from a new source. So there is only a low chance this is correct. But sometimes even FT2 rumors become true and this sounds so good that I hope this is one of these rare times :)

The new source reported this:

I´ve got som news from japan: Olympus will very soon show a new high end camera. It will have a four thirds sensor. it is no system camera. bigger and better than the xz-series.

UPDATE: Another anonymous source said the rumor from the other sources isn’t correct. He writes:

This rumour about the compact camera with 4/3 is incorrect. The new compact will have the same size sensor as the XZ-2, it will however have a new lens, 28-300mm with a constant f2.8. Will m
Be announced in Oct

I hope trusted sources can soon confirm which one of the two is correct.

If it’s going to be really a completely new camera than they may will revive seom glorious film camera from the past:
Olympus Trip 35 (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus 35 SP (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)
Olympus XA (here on eBay and article on 43rumors)

You choose the best name :)

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Rumors classification explained (FT= FourThirds):
FT1=1-20% chance the rumor is correct
FT2=21-40% chance the rumor is correct
FT3=41-60% chance the rumor is correct
FT4=61-80% chance the rumor is correct
FT5=81-99% chance the rumor is correct