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Official Olympus Press Release

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nueces snapper, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

  2. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nobody cares to expound, question or deride? :confused: :tongue:
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    The announcement missed the magic words 'micro 4/3'. So I imagine it's not of much interest to most folks here.

  4. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    "Watanabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn't forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course."

    The 'magic' words may not be there but this particular wording I found thought provoking. :smile:
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  5. Sanpaku

    Sanpaku Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2012
    Perhaps we'll get a chance to turn our svelte EM-5s into large unweildy cameras, like the NEX folks:

  6. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
  7. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    If we get CF that works ... I'm in. I'd much prefer a simple firmware update ... but I'll take a new camera if Oly can get pro-level dSLR focus performance for µ4/3.

  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
  9. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
    Ha ha, but no!

    The announcement refers to a new body, not an adapter, although a standard adapter will almost certainly be required as at present. It's going to be a mirrorless body (at least no moving mirror as part of an optical viewing system) because if it was just another Four Thirds DSLR it wouldn't need a new solution to using the lenses! The question is, will it be sensor based PDAF, a fixed semi-transparent mirror as used by Sony, or something else? My guess is that it is sensor-based and I suspect that Olympus R&D have worked with Sony to achieve this - it's inconceivable that Olympus would develop a mirrorless camera that only accepts Four Thirds and not Micro Four Thirds lenses.
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