- Mar 25, 2018
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You could count the number of interested parties in Oly imaging on a two finger hand of the old seafarer from the 15th century.If it's not that difficult, then why did Olympus end up making $200M loss with this business in one FY and ended up dumping everything to first passer-by?
You and the other poster here are suggesting JIP can't produce cameras at all, even when they got R&D from Olympus.
Doom mongering in full glory.
If my opinion was that JIP can't produce cameras at all, then that's exactly what I would have said without any ambiquity.
This question is not even relevant because JIP would not have touched Olympus camera business with a ten foot pole unless they believe that they can manufacture (at least one or two) Olympus cameras at profit "as is" untill they become obsolete. Or sell the whole business in a couple of months to real buyer who has been hiding in the shadows all the time. JIP is a financial engineering company and their only raison d'être is to make a quick killing.
Just manufacturing existing model or two at profit is still a far cry from sustainable camera business because that requires so huge income from operations that money is left over to finance continuous development of new camera models and technologies which future cameras must have.
Olympus, with their 84 year experience in camera business, engineering resources and financial muscle was not able to pull that one off and I'm failing to see a single reason why JIP would fare any better if they try to run what we remember as Olympus camera business or even something vaguely similar.
I'm still confident that JIP has a grand plan to make a profit but this might not have anything to do with introducing new m4/3 camera models which are again on par with mirrorless FF competitors, being only lighter and less expensive. I'm more than curious to see what JIP is going to do but future of m4/3 ecosystem is now entirely on pannys hands.
Quick killing by JIP, you really made me laugh. They have tried to quickly kill VAIO since 2014. Are you suggesting the company is a torturer, or just bad at quickly killing?
I'm happy to bring some joy to your life which seems to be tad on the negative side otherwise.
And about your question: all evidence points to the latter option you suggested. JIP has managed to eventually water down the once prestigious VAIO brand and turn it to an indifferent name slapped on the cover of a generic ODM laptop on a half-hearthed attempt to sell it at premium price.
This very same company is now holding rights to Olympus consumer products, including their m4/3 cameras and lenses. Since I like a good laugh too, please do give your predition about what will happen next.
Totally agree. A GH5S with IBIS would likely allow HR mode that could double or triple resolution (at least for static subjects). This could be an interesting stills camera if given an IBIS upgrade.Out of interest I downloaded some GH5s raw files. The noise performance is very good, as is the DR. Pity that they decided to omit the IBIS. Although I'm not sure I could live with only 10.2Mp - the loss of fine detail would eventually frustrate me.
Granted, but will it have a joystick?Whatever the sensor is going to be, there will be plenty of negative comments and "M43 is dead" theories. Either it is going to have too high resolution (47mp) or too low (24mp), as some may want 33,3333333mp or 37 and 2/3mp. It will not be BSI or stacked. Or it will not be capable of reading 120FPS. Maybe it will not be multiaspect, which will be disadvantage. Or it may have most of that, but it will be too expensive which will be huge disadvantage. Or the first body with the sensor is going to have too big grip or too small grip. The first camera using it will be too videocentric, or too photocentric. It will be rangefinder, which will be disadvantage, or it will not be rangefinder, which will be disadvantage as well
I don't doubt for a moment they can make an m43 with a big pixel count. The issue is, at 20MP, it's already about to challenge the resolution of the better lenses. FF is about 3.8X the area of M43(2.5X that of APSC). This means if the m43 chip was upscaled, with the same pixel size, it would be a 75MP FF sensor and a 33MP APSC sensor(assuming I got those numbers right). Would the average FF lens resolve for 70mp? We have already seen how the 32MP Canon M6MKII APSC system show the flaws in their line of lenses vs the 24MP mark 1, and this is with Canon designing the lenses knowing they were gonna eventually stuff their 32mp sensor into those bodies. You are not likely ever going to see a higher MP M series. Then there's the scaling for video, arguably the largest market for m43 now.
Great, temptation and rumours. This wold make for a very expensive m43 camera, but surely a security camera with this sensor would not be expensive. New cameras with 32mp on their way soon?