(FT4) No new MFT camera from Olympus yet (it will come in Spring).

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I expect a new Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus to hit the market in Spring but surprisingly I have been told by two sources that the announcement of the camera will be made AFTER(!) the CP+ show!

There will be new stuff for the CP+ show but this doens’t include that camera. The reason why Olympus will “skip” the CP+ show is yet unknown!

P.S: All normal E-P3 kits are now marked as discontinued at BHphoto (Click here). And they are massively discounted at Adorama (Click here) and low in Stock at Amazon (Click here).

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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Olympus patents a super wide angle zoom (for compact cameras?).

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Olympus patented a series of possible super wide angle zoom all starting with the focal length of 5mm and ending between 25mm and 35mm. May I ask some experts here if that lens is for a normal compact camera or for a larger size sensor? Thanks!
P.S.: Note that this is a very slow lens, that’s why I am having a doubt this may be for a normal compact camera…

Source: Freepatentsonline.

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(FT3) New PEN with new EPSON integrated viewfinder to come in Spring?

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The only FT5 news I have right now is that there will be one new Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus to come soon. Now two new sources said that this should be a new kind of PEN camera with built-in viewfinder. And to be more specific it uses the 2.36 megapixels Epson viewfinder announced three months ago at Photokina (Source: Epson). Again, this hasn’t been confirmed yet by a trusted source. All we can be 99% sure off is that a new camera is about to be announced soon and it’s my guess that this will happen right in time for the CP+ show in Japan.

P.S.: Olympus has a long history of making compact cameras with built-in rangefinders. Just check the super long list of eBay auction on these cameras (Click here). Got some inspiration for the new digital PEN with EVF? :)

 

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