Am I the only one? (E-P3 Concept)

carpandean

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I'd like to see something like this (though, maybe silver and black leather):

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Just having some fun.
 

Jamus

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I wish that the Ep3 will have a built in flash this time around
What exactly would you use that for? Making your pictures look flat? I avoid built-in flash with a fiery passion.
 

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I would rather see the view finder on the left side (from the rear) like a rangefinder.

That would also keep my big nose from bumping the LCD screen ...
 

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For me, a bigger knurled central control dial. The E-P2 dial can be fiddly. But, most of all a built in flash to put a sparkle in the eyes of subjects and to light up overhead foliage in night scenes. Whilst the screen illustrated would be a versatile addition, I have to say, I think I would still rely on the viewfinder
 

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For me, the flip-out screen would be superb and the E-P3 would work best with two mods:

1) I'm with the Right-Eyed League - put the viewfinder on the left side of the camera where it belongs ;-)

2) I'm also with the Flat-Earth Society - add a flash like the E-PL1 for emergency bounce or fill-in to tame the limited dynamic range of digital.

While we're at it, poach some NEX engineers, and make it smaller than the NEX-5.

In the meantime, I'll enjoy my E-PL1 and try to stay away from the stores.
 

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That is a very nice concept model! I have an E-PL1 for awhile now, and to tell you the truth, I hardly ever have used the flash. What would be nice to include, is to make the EVF tilt up, like the VF-2. They would then have the first camera with built-in tiltable EVF. Perhaps then, they could put the hotshoe on the side, so you could use an external flash at the same time as the tiltable EVF.
 

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What I would like to see:

- Faster AF
- Decrease AF box size(can with E-PL1)
- Higher res, less reflective LCD
- Incorporated EVF
- move LCD brightness into the super menu
- move Exposure bracketing into super menu
- more pronounced grip over E-PL1 or E-P1/P2 while maintaining the same thickness
- lighter
- move battery/sd to the side of the camera
- make the main menu wheel a tad stiffer/more defined clicks.
- allow for manual focus on the main screen with the rest of the information instead of hitting info a bunch of times and then lose the rest of the information.
- decrease noise at higher ISO

I don't care about a swivel LCD or more megapixels. I also don't care about a flash.
 

carpandean

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That is a very nice concept model!
Thanks. I just tried to imagine my G12 and my E-P2 having (not making ... ew, camera sex) a baby.

What would be nice to include, is to make the EVF tilt up, like the VF-2. They would then have the first camera with built-in tiltable EVF. Perhaps then, they could put the hotshoe on the side, so you could use an external flash at the same time as the tiltable EVF.
That would be very interesting.
 

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For me, the flip-out screen would be superb and the E-P3 would work best with two mods:

1) I'm with the Right-Eyed League - put the viewfinder on the left side of the camera where it belongs ;-)

2) I'm also with the Flat-Earth Society - add a flash like the E-PL1 for emergency bounce or fill-in to tame the limited dynamic range of digital.

While we're at it, poach some NEX engineers, and make it smaller than the NEX-5.

In the meantime, I'll enjoy my E-PL1 and try to stay away from the stores.
Agree with everything except being smaller than a nex 5. I for one hope Olympus go there own way and keep the pen series the same
size and build quality ad what they have now. I'm happy with my epl1. anything smaller, I may aswell have bought a point and shoot or use my phone camera. inmho
 

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BTW has anyone sent these images to olympus? if they know what we are after it may help just that little bit to get them making something we desire.
 

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I guess the problem for Olympus is that we all have personal priorities and each want something a little bit different. To some built in flash is irrelevent but to others it is vital to control off camera flash with the FL36R or FL50R. Some want a rangefinder style built in EVF while others would like one that hinges up. My view is that if they have to use a prism type hump like the GH series to house the EVF they might as well stick with the clip-on type as the ability to remove this makes the camera far more versatile, but many others will have a different view.
 

yoruneko

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Anybody else disappointed about the complete lack of new camera body from Olympus? I mean pana is taking all the spotlight with their awesome new releases, and Oly is just completely absent of any kind of buzz whatsoever.
It sucks! I love my Ep1, I want the next Ep3 to blow me out of the water, and I want it yesterday! How am I going to resist the pressure of switching to pana for the MONTHS it's going to take them to announce -and ship- the Ep3??

Olympus, I am disappoint....
 
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