CameraJabber interviewed Mr. Shigemi Sugimoto from Olympus. A couple of takeaways:
- He believes that the recent flurry of full-frame camera announcements is good for the imaging industry. As well as igniting photographers’ interest in cameras, it’s encouraging more people to move towards mirrorless technology.
- More importantly for Olympus, Micro Four Thirds cameras are more easily distinguished from full-frame models. Their size and weight advantages are more apparent alongside cameras with bigger sensors.
- According to Sugimoto, Olympus is aware that its users want more high-quality telephoto lenses. It’s an area that the company wants to ‘improve and grow’. So it looks like we can expect some new long lenses in the near future.
- Image Stabilization (IS) system is a key focus for development for a tripod free shooting.
- major announcement has been promised for the next Photokina trade show which takes place in May next year.
We on 43rumors.com already told you that a new high-end OMD camera will be announced in January! And we will have more about that soon ;)