New rumors abound concerning a forthcoming pro-level camera from Olympus. For example: 43 Rumors | Blog | New E-X and E-XXX Four Thirds camera rumors... For starters, I believe it's time for Olympus to put the Four Thirds format to sleep. There is simply no point anymore and it's counterproductive for given both the company's financial situation and the general market drive. I'd like to listen to your opinions for this. Having said that, my personal wishlist for a "pro-level" :43: from Olympus would include: A possible new sensor. We know that Panasonic (and perhaps others) work on new generation sensors for :43:. I personally don't care for more than 16Mp resolution. OTOH, if there is a way to gain at least one stop of DR, and/or improve high ISO noise performance by one to two stops across the range, this would be ideal. Being multi-aspect would not hurt either. Implementation of phase AF on the sensor. This is perhaps the quantum leap for :43:. Fully weather sealed body. Of course a range of weather sealed lenses would be in order too... Dual processors for increased performance. Larger buffer size; more processing power will also help here. Dual card slots with intelligent handling; e.g. selection of overflow, RAW+JPEG, backup, storage according to custom selections (e.g. "set1 stores in card #1"), etc. Complete custom set customization and support for transfering and controlling various camera setups via computer/tablet/etc. Ability to transfer system info to cards (like above) so you can duplicate setups across two camera bodies. Much extended flash support Improved EVF (>2 million dots, also more processing power will help) Clever power handling and support for a new heavy duty grip with perhaps dual battery support Native Four Thirds lenses compatibility. This will be a major thing for people upgrading from an E series camera. Also will extend the selection of high quality glass. It goes without saying, that all suggested bug fixes to the existing EM5 should be implemented, as well as all current features, like IBIS, current live screen, etc. Such a camera would probably be quite larger than the EM5, but not by very much I think. Probably a cm in each dimension? I should point out that I didn't include anything about video support, because it's not my thing really and because I see Panasonic as having the upper hand on video support. I guess I view Olympus more as the "photographer's :43:" (and probably being wrong about it...). So what do you think? Could a camera like this be available next year? Do you think Olympus will have one or more interim editions? Perhaps a final Four Thirds addition to the E-series and another improved "prosumer level" :43:?