In an interview with Amateur Photographer MR.Terada from Olympus said that “we are planning to introduce new Four Thirds bodies in the future” and “a replacement for the top-end E-3 is being worked on“.
We from 43rumors”believe” that the E-5 (?) will be more than just an upgraded E-3.
Now the BIG question. What happened with MR.Richard S. Pelkowski from Olympus US who weeks ago told us that the Olympus E-Sytem will go mirrorless within two years?
Let’s see what other brands are doing with their present or future mirrorless systems.
Our partnerwebsite SonyAlphaRumors is certain Sony will launch the Sony (NEX???) mirrorless cameras in May. Key features: APS-C 14 Megapixel sensor, touchscreen, AVCHD recording, no Built-In IS, No Built-In flash.
The GH1 competitor will be announced in September.
Our bet is that the Sony rumors are correct!
Samsung is planning to release a compact NX model soon. A fake(?) image of such a camera has been spotted on k-rumors.
Our bet is that this Samsung will announce one more NX camera before Photokina!
According to our sources Canon will not announce any mirrorless camera soon. In the meanhwile Canon useres are getting frustrated and are building their Canon mirrorless camera on their own
Our bet is that Canon will release their system after Photokina! Maybe by early 2011.
There were tons of rumors predicting a mirrorless camera release on PMA. Nothing happened.
Anyway we expect Nikon to unveil their own EVIL system at Photokina (September 2010)
Did you know that you can jailbreak your Olympus software? Once you do that you will be able to use your Nintendo DS to capture timelapse shots with a built-in alarm and triggering the shutter by clapping your hands instead of pressing the button (Yeah I know it is exactly the feature we were all looking for).
You need to install the Open Camera Controller (which is Open Source).
Your camera will now have following features:
* Unlimited AEB
* Sound Trigger
* Motion Sensing
* Sun-/Moonrise aware
A complete description of the software is available here: http://www.hdrlabs.com/occ/index.html
A youtube video (test on Canon DSLR) is available here: canonwatch.com