External EVF. The difficulty to deal with rumors.


The external EVF:
Olympus unofficially told some people (like the administrators from http://www.forum-fourthirds.de and to some of our friends in London and Hong Kong) that there will be soon an external EVF. Instinctively I thought the External EVF should work for the E-P1.

But now I am beginning to believe that the external EVF could work for the next PEN only! So yes It COULD be that I made a mistake (may I will know it soon). The EVF is a FT5 (sure thing) rumor but we do not know if it can be used on the E-P1. Accept my excuses I am not a robot, I am a man working on this website in the time between my real work and my family time. Sometimes my sources are not accurate enough  (see the latest LX4 rumor) sometimes Olympus and Panasonic do changes and that’s why rumors could change and sometimes I can be an Idiot ;)

I hope you can appreciate my beeing honest to you. And I promise you I will be more accurate with our next rumors.

Many thanks to all of you,


  • davidk

    A rumor is just that; a RUMOR.
    You are not responsible for it being correct or not.

  • henrik

    A clever detachable EVF would be fantastic, even better than an articulating LCD – if you can hold this EVF in your hand, lay it on a table or on the ground to broadcast in real-time what happens in front of your camera’s lens which is somewhere else. There’s the Zigview S2 doing right this already, but it is so bulky. The connection could be with cable or wireless.

    Ideally, the detachable EVF
    – should be clippable into the camera body to get a smoothly transportable unit.
    – should be wearable as glasses too.

    Just like the mirror-less “SLR”, i’ve been dreaming of this “floating EVF” for ten years, but nobody ever gives it to me.

  • Rob-L

    Regardless of the FT5 status, I’m sure all of your readers realize that a rumor is a rumor and until there is official news that misinformation is a possibility. If they don’t realize this, shame on them.

    We appreciate your work!

  • Jane Insane

    No need to apologize, a rumor site wouldn’t be much fun if only 100% verified correct information got disseminated. Besides, most of the FT4/5 rumors here has been remarkably accurate and I think most of your visitors appreciate the work you do in categorizing them (I know I do).

  • Carlo

    Well, if it is not for the EP-1, then is Olympus releasing ANOTHER Pen camera soon? In October (before the EVF release, as it would make no sense releasing an EVF for a yet o come camera)? Are they releasing another Pen without viewfinder?

    • admin

      Carlo you got the point!

  • Carlo

    Anyway, this is a rumour site and you are doing a terrific job! Keep ’em coming! :)

  • pasha

    no worriez, its a rumor site after all!:)

  • bob

    Dear Ale, I really appreciate what you’re doing. No need to apologize. Best, Bob

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