Olympus President Haruo Ogawa has been interviewed by Imaging Resource (Click here). When asked about the E-5 successor he said: “We are considering several different ideas for a body that would accept Four Thirds lenses, but would also have on an acceptably compact size. At this moment, we cannot say anything for sure, because there are many possibilities — it could be Micro Four Thirds, or Four Thirds, or somehow a hybrid”
So could it be that both systems are about to merge in one single camera? A “hybrid” solution sounds mysterious, wondering how this could look like…
Good Morning (at least here in Europe)! Let’s start the new day with a roundup of news about the recently announced Panasonic/Olympus stuff. On top you can watch a commercial uploaded by Panasonic.
GH3 image gallery at Popphoto.
First three hours impression by Wasabi.
Olympus E-PL5: Ming Thein posted the first Olympus E-PL3 review: “Ultimately, success at this end of the market will depend heavily on the camera’s price point. The rich feature set and overall refinement in operation make me curious to see what will succeed the E-P3; now if only they’d make one with a built-in EVF like the NEX-6…”
An E-PL5 hands-on has been posted on DC.watch (Tranlsation here).
Olympus 60mm macro:
Quick Look at the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 Macro at Lensrentals. They compared it with the 45mm Panasonic macro and said that: “the resolution of the two lenses is identical.”
First impression review by Admiringlight.
One more thing: A new article about the next generation viewfinder likely going to be used by Olympus in next generation cameras at ePhotozine.
Olympus keeps sending messages about the future development. In an interview made by DigifotoPRO Toshiyuki Terada from Olympus confirmed that there will be an E-P3 successor. At that point I remind you that trusted sources that the E-P series as it was is will not continue. The new camera will be very different. Of course the first idea that will come into your mind is a PEN with integrated viewfinder. Taking inspiration from the past we can expect a sort of digital Olympus PEN EM (they are here on ebay). A camera like that would have to compete against the very good Fuji X-E1 and Sony NEX-6.
The question is, what would you expect from a high End PEN camera to be competitive against the Fuji/Sony?
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