Olympus E-mount OMD full frame camera?

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Here's the rumour..


http://www.43rumors.com/ft1-the-omd-full-frame-e-mount-camera/

OMD full frame with a 32MP full frame sensor, but no IBIS. I don't mind if Olympus and Sony are to work together and develop this and the full line of Zuiko full frame lenses in E-mount. To retain compatibility with m4/3 lenses, a mount converter with full automation (AF) and shooting @ 16MP crop would be fantastic!!

Hoping that this is true even if the rumour is far fetched?

Do you all want a full frame OMD to complement your OMD m4/3?!? If this is true, this camera might finally pry me away from my Nikons.
 

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The big win for m43 over the A7 is IS. The larger sensor and the small emount is not going to be able to have IS, IMO. Besides why not just buy an A7? Oly's processor?

I could buy an A7 and so far I have decided not, lack of lenses and IS pretty much do it in as a system for me.
 

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The big win for m43 over the A7 is IS. The larger sensor and the small emount is not going to be able to have IS, IMO. Besides why not just buy an A7? Oly's processor?

I could buy an A7 and so far I have decided not, lack of lenses and IS pretty much do it in as a system for me.
I really love the 5 axis IBIS. So far, the A7 does not provide automation on any lenses through a converter mount other than their own A mount converter so the supposedly vapourware OMD full frame should have the ability to use m43 lenses in full auto. Not a bad thing. Without m43 support, it's going to be a difficult sell for most people.
 

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way too many mp
no ibis???
.... lenses....?

ive got an a99 and an rx1, and i dont get the a7 enuf to get one. i want the a7s sensor, but not really in a sony body with no lenses that i want... so thats unfortunate

the a7 lenses are too big for me and too slow. the rx1 was my ff sweetspot. i just want olympus to make a fixed lens ff camera in a Oly 1w(some kinda wide angle), Oly 1s(something 35 ISH for street), Oly 1n(50), and Oly 1sp and Oly 1 lp for short and long portrait. lol no need to make lots of lenses! just make lotsa cameras, lol:)
 

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I don't think Olympus will enter into another open standard like m43. Maybe it lets a system get off the ground quickly, but in the long run, It really doesn't make sense. Camera companies benefit by having people heavily invested in their system and their lenses. An easy out, where they can still use their lenses, but can make a lateral move, is bad for business.... Unless their Sony overlords are pressuring them into it. Sony seems MUCH better at creating bodies than it does lenses. Maybe this is how they want to turn their scatter shot/ADD development style into an actual system.
 

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Heh- yes the comments on that post are pretty entertaining. Though even the Admin put it at a "level 1" rumor.

I've thought about the Sony A7... and decided I too love my IS. It'd be amazed if they could get the magnetic IS to work on such a large sensor (I'm assuming the weight is what makes it prohibitive).

What I'd LOVE though, is a collaborative Sony-Olympus medium format super 4/3 sensor... that I could never afford.
 

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Here's the rumour..


http://www.43rumors.com/ft1-the-omd-full-frame-e-mount-camera/

OMD full frame with a 32MP full frame sensor, but no IBIS. I don't mind if Olympus and Sony are to work together and develop this and the full line of Zuiko full frame lenses in E-mount. To retain compatibility with m4/3 lenses, a mount converter with full automation (AF) and shooting @ 16MP crop would be fantastic!!

Hoping that this is true even if the rumour is far fetched?

Do you all want a full frame OMD to complement your OMD m4/3?!? If this is true, this camera might finally pry me away from my Nikons.
I have no interest in a FF Olympus camera. Not now, not ever.
 

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Camera salesmen know absolutely nothing regarding what camera manufacturers intend to release, until it's released.
He's not a salesman - they (the shop they own) are the biggest sellers of Oly in South Africa and have a very close relationship with Olympus...
 

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So the solution to Olympus continuing to lose money hand over fist is to build a new system, which requires designing and producing a whole new lens lineup? This is some rumor 'source's' fantasy, not a meaningful leak of Olympus's strategy.

Also, a 32MP full-frame sensor is all well and good, but if there is a m4/3 adapter, you're down to 8MP, not 16MP.
 

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I'm not really sure what benefit there is to coming out with a camera that has a mis-matched lens mount and sensor. None of the Olympus lenses that exist can support a full frame sensor.
 

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I want something better. I don't know what it is, but I want it. :biggrin:
Unfortunately, I think that sums up a lot of us. Sometimes even me!!!

I would like a larger sensor, but not at the expense of IBIS, or camera size. Maybe by 2020?
 

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IIRC, some Olympus honcho mentioned during an interview that they wouldn't rule out a FF body if mu43 didn't sell well enough.

Here it is:

http://www.43rumors.com/more-terada-interviews-no-silver-e-m1-coming-we-do-not-exclude-a-full-frame-future/

You could argue that 43 was in part a reaction to the realities of sensor construction and yields at the time.

Shamelessly stolen from another post:

I take A LOT of photos and I've since switched to the A7 [ from the A7R] for smaller files, a bit better autofocus and less cost.
anything much over 16->18 MP files is really more than I want to process from an event. So an 18MP FF sure, but the lenses for telephoto are huge. For me this would not be a win.
 
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