Well known Olympus Manager Toshi Terada got interviewed by the Dpreview team (Click here). Here are just a few interesting points:
- The OMD helped to increase sales in the yet not so mirrorless enthusiast US market.
- He also said “Direction-wise, we’d like to produce products for Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds within this year. Because we have to provide a product for users with SHG and HG lenses. And there are people using E400, 500 and 600-series DSLRs, we have to provide products for them to keep enjoying their photography.”
- A future high end compact camera from Olympus may have an 1″, 1/1.7″ sensor. Certainly not APS-C because it’s impossible to make a compact camera with that sensor size.
As you can read no real big news here. I still have my very personal suspect that Olympus could merge FT into the MFT system soon. And there may be just one High End camera by end of the year merging the advantages of the two systems. Compact size and full reliable and fast autotofocus for all MFT and FT lenses.