Last week our old server crashed two times. We had to make some space and we checked our database and old posts. And we noticed something we havn’t noticed before. I want to list you three rumors:
1) According to Mr. Watanabe (which has been interviewed by amateurphotographer) Olympus is working on camera above and below the E-P1. Source: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk
2)One (or both) camera will have an electronic viewfinder and faster AF and not get any bigger in size than E-P1
3) Zone-10 wrote a very long article over the E-P1. It is a very interesting text and they included following prediction:
“I fully expect to see Olympus introduce a “pocket-camera” Digital Pen that does not take interchangeable lenses. It will have an extending zoom lens, or another model may have a fixed 35mm equivalent lens which will close up flush. The Infinity Stylus Zoom film cameras would be good cameras to model this after. Â The clamshell or sliding cover design is still viable and I have one which goes most everywhere with me. But pocketability is not in the design specification for the E-P1 and nor should it be–let that be a feature for another model based on the same sensor design.”
In summary if Olympus is working on a model belove the E-P1 and that model will probably not be bigger in size…Zone-10 may be right and Olympus is working on a “compact E-P1″ with non interchangeable lenses! A cheaper Leica X1 copy?