Finally our trusted sources are starting to get in contact with us ;)
The following rumor is from a very known and good source. The only mistake that could happen now is that he saw the wrong camera or that he didn’t read the specs well :)
That is what he wrote to me about his “experience” with the new Olympus E-5:
“Oh, will like to let you know that I have seen the new Olympus pro dSLR, the E-5, already. It’s a solid, wicked piece of camera that’s weather sealed just like the [shoplink 15032]Olympus E-3[/shoplink]. And, it will be announced prior to Photokina. I don’t have other specs on it, except i have tried it and the focusing is really fast. It still uses a 4/3 lens mount. From what i know, it will support HD video recording as well. The top control panel remains largely the same, and it will also have a flip and swivel screen like the E-3. Oh, the sensor resolution is still 12 megapixels, and it will compete against the 7D. Not sure if the megapixels will play a major role here as well. But olympus is hoping that it’s Zuiko lens can outdo Nikon and Canon. Early samples of photos taken with the E-5 shows that the picture quality is almost on par with the D300s and 7D.”
I am surprised (but also happy) to hear that Olympus sticks at 12 Megapixel! What really matters is that the image quality goes up. If it really matches the 7D and D300s quality than this is good news!
I ask my other sources (or possible new sources) if they can confirm that rumor! Use the sidebar on the right if you want to keep yourself anonymous. It doesn’t store name, email or IP-address!
UPDATE: According to another source there is still one very important feature never seen in any DSLR before. So expect Olympus to surprise us!
P.S.: The source doesn’t want me to post that now.