I sincerely hope it is a state-of-the-art sensor that can be used for the next generation of m4/3 cameras. The system‘s future really depends on it. If it is, l feel JIP would want to get it into a new E-M1 line camera as soon as possible regardless of how much time would have passed from the last E-M1 launch. It would show that the system can still grow and instill confidence in the new company.
Pure speculation and assuming the best case scenario... but perhaps JIP only bought Olympus Imaging because it knew a new sensor was coming?
Agree on this. If that sensor is actually to be used on m43 cameras and JIP wants to keep the business running they should release a new camera as soon as possible. That would give to community a sign that “We are here to stay!”
Not everyone has the last model and even if they do, they will like to know that they have something better to upgrade to when they want/need.
If JIP takes too long to send us a sign we might just think that the system was actually made obsolete and there is no future.
Lens roadmap update is another thing that should be shared as soon as possible, otherwise people will just think that the plan is dead and no further development will happen.