This is what both companies should do according to Dpreview:
Olympus – we feel for you. You were among the first manufacturers to create a modern mirrorless camera, and now, a decade on, you’re the only brand that doesn’t (or isn’t preparing to) offer its customers a full-frame sensor. We know that it’s been a tough few years for you guys over in the camera division but we’ve got a few ideas for how you can disrupt things in 2019 and beyond.
Olympus – in 2019 we wish you would…
- Start making small cameras again. Maybe an updated PEN-F?
- Update the OM-D E-M5 II.
- Simplify your cameras’ menu systems, please!
- Add PDAF to your lower-end PEN and OM-D cameras.
- Add a large sensor to the TOUGH range. You already make the best rugged cameras, why not go one step further?
As you prepare to enter the full-frame market in a few months, we can only imagine that things are pretty hectic in your Osaka headquarters right now. Hopefully you’re not working the engineers too hard, and they get a little downtime to read DPReview, because we’ve got some suggestions that we think might really help Panasonic out in 2019.
Panasonic – in 2019 we wish you would…
- Ditch field-sequential EVFs, for good.
- Either fix DFD for video, or use PDAF instead.
- Now that you’re in the L mount alliance, how about making a full-frame 4K video camera?
You agree with this list?