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(FT5) New High End OMD is also the E-5 successor (hybrid MFT and FT mount).


It’s almost a year now that we speculate about a new Olympus hybrid mount camera. And finally I got multiple feedbacks from sources saying that indeed Olympus will launch a High End OMD camera in September that will have 100% full support for both MFT and FT lenses. And surprise, the High End OMD also replaces the current [shoplink 17163]Olympus E-5 FT camera[/shoplink]! The High End OMD is placed a step above the current [shoplink 29074]Olympus E-M5[/shoplink]. The High End OMD doesn’t replace the E-m5 and the E-m5 will get replaced in 2014.

So what about the mount? I am still not 100% sure on this but it seems that the new High End OMD has some sort of hybrid MFT and FT mount. How this should work I don’t know yet. Hope more sources can read this post and answer that question soon. Thanks!

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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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