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(FT5) Compact cameras only at CES (from Olympus)



More trusted sources confirmed that Olympus will have an announcement on early January but there will be new compact cameras only. Major new MFT announcements will be made in late January. And I am still not 100% sure but also Panasonic should announce compact cameras only yet.

Coming back to Olympus, one new Camera and one new lens could be announced in late January. The cameras is “completely new” while the lens specs are unknown yet.

Personal note: I am very busy in these days because of family reasons. Sorry if I don’t answer your mails yet. Will do it as soon as I have time. Thanks for your understanding!

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

  • Evert

    Got a campaign price on the OM-D, dare I skip it and wait for the new m43 from Olympus?

    • bart

      There is always something newer and better just over the horizon… if you wait for it, you’ll be waiting forever and never get to take pictures.

      Rather, decide for yourself if what you can buy now will let you take the pictures you want for a price you can afford.

  • Ross

    They only announced compacts last (early) January (10th Jan 2012). I don’t other things were announced till later (actually 8th Feb 2012), so it is no surprise they are doing the same this year.

    • Ross

      Admin. It would be nice if I could still edit (correct spelling & missing words in) my comments, but I know there are other things on your mind now (& more so soon).

      • admin

        Yep, working on it. WordPress edit plugin has flaws and we have to get our hands on the code. And it’s a big fight.

        • Ross

          Thanks Admin. I understand what you mean.

  • Robert

    Admin, go take care of your family. This is far more important than anything else!
    We can wait for news, especially Oly users are unfortunately very much experienced in waiting…for Olympus ;-)!
    Have a wonderful New Year and thanks for your great work!

  • I’m intrigued about that new lens. A normal FL version of the 45/1.8 would be nice, although a sealed 50-200 f/4-5.6 is already a bit overdue.

  • Yun

    If I really need to get a compact , the incoming X20 top or the current X100 of my list . Forget about Olympus or Pana’s compact .

  • SteveD

    Just a faithful reader delurking to say thanks to admin for all the work that goes into this site. As for compacts, the XZ-1 is still a go-to compact for me. I’d like to see the equivalent of the XZ-2 with the 1″ sensor like the RX100.

    • Please allow me to also congratulate Admin for all the work and exciting moments from the year.
      And to you, SteveD, for ‘delurking’. I shall do it and use it often (with attribution where possible).
      And a Happy New Year all Small Formats and their users. Including Admin’s new one.

    • Ryan

      That is what I want(XZ-1/2 with a 1 inch sensor). Give it a F2/2.5/2.8 – 2.8/3.2, 28-120mm lens and i’d be a happy camper. I would prefer a constant 2.5/2.8 lens. With a Sony 1 inch 16mp amazing sensor. I would pay $700-800 for it no problem. Same lay out as the XZ-2, but slightly thicker(you could even remove the articulated screen!). Having the same EVF as the EM-5 would be icing on the cake. If it has that built in with no art. screen, it would be my perfect camera.

  • BLT

    I also just wanted to thank Admin for all his work on this site.

    Congratulations on the baby. I hope all goes well. Best Wishes and good luck.

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