The Olympus E-P2 is now out of production!
I am getting many rumors about the upcoming new Olympus cameras. What I can tell you today is that I am sure there will be a new PEN camera in June. But there is something I didn’t figure out yet. People is sending me different specs and I do believe this may happen because there are two different PEN cameras coming? That’s FT3 only for now, but that could explain the two different sort of rumors I am receiving in those days. I will try to post some FT5 rumor as soon as possible! I ask my sources to clarify which PEN is coming when. Thanks for your help!
UPDATE: The rumors I received are about one PEN entry level camera and about a high quality PEN with built-in EVF (just like the Fuji X100).
A couple of dealers contacted me to say that Olympus told them the Olympus E-P2 is now out of production. I guess this is not a surprise for none of us. The price has fallen a lot and it’s now pretty close to the E-PL2:
E-P2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
E-PL2 at Amazon, Adorama, B&H, J&R, eBay.
If you like me are still dreaming for an Olympus rangefinder styled PEN take a look at those nice rangefinder filmcameras. You never know Olympus will take something from that design like they have done with the E-P1/2 and PEN filmcameras:
- The Olympus RD (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). It has a built in rangefinder system.
- The Olympus 35 RC (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). I think that’s the smallest 35mm film rangefinder camera ever made!
- The Olympus 35 SP (Click here to see that camera on eBay ). I love the manual controls of that camera.
Reminder -> 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
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