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(FT5) The E-P3 is not the PRO camera and has no built-in viewfinder.


Will not come on June 30th. The PEN with built-in viewfinder (image made by our reader Leendert)

I am finally getting top info from reliable sources. And let me kill your hopes by pressing those words with my cold fingers: The E-P3 has no built-in viewfinder!!! The E-P3 is not the PRO pen we were waiting for. And to be honest Olympus officially announced that it will come in two years only (but you know, we were hoping they would not let us wait that much). The E-P3 is a “semipro camera” and a nice upgrade of the current [shoplink 14830]Olympus E-P2[/shoplink]. Those of you that like me were dreaming a [shoplink 22799 ebay]Fuji X100[/shoplink] styled interchangeable mirrorless cameras should hope the more advanced Panasonic GF model will respond our needs. Let’s cross the fingers!

One more thing: I am working on many rumors. All I can say now is that there will be good news too soon! So don’t be to sad!

P.S.: A 43rumors reader pointed out that Olympus smallest rangefinder camera ever made was the [shoplink 22904 ebay]Olympus XA (Click here to see it on eBay)[/shoplink]. That was another great design made by Maitani!

P.P.S.: Links to the Fuji X100 at [shopcountry 22799].

Reminder -> 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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