UPDATED-> (no rumor ranking) Quesabesde: The E-5 is the last FourThirds camera and there will be no more new FourThirds lenses (but will 43 continue to exist in a “different” way?)
Quesabesde is a very serious and very well known photographic website. So what we are publishing here is not just a simple “cheap” rumor. And honestly 43rumors received very similar rumors from other sources in the past months.
What’s the news? Olympus will definitely abandon (or change?) the “classic” FourThirds line. The Olympus E-3 FourThirds camera and there will be no more new FourThirds lenses. And I believe that most of the 43rumors readers will not be surprised to hear that.
We already reported on 43rumors months ago that Olympus deleted the launch of the new entry and medium level camera (a very last minute cancel !). MicroFourThirds and maybe the modular system that could be launched in 2011 will be the future.
UPDATE: A very important 43rumors note: Olympus officially said that they will not abandon FourThirds. Maybe Quesabesde and Olympus are both telling the truth and FourThirds will find a new way to get further (modular?). I for myself do trust in Olympus and I do not believe they are misleading us! I guess Photokina will give us the real and definitive answer!