Over my Fuji lust. Oly let's see your next cam!

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Looking at the size of the new Fuji, it's not much smaller than a DSLR! It's certainly not pocketable. So why would one pay three times the price of a DSLR?
 

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Looking at the size of the new Fuji, it's not much smaller than a DSLR! It's certainly not pocketable. So why would one pay three times the price of a DSLR?
That's exactly what I was thinking. The thing is a brick! Quite literally. In the photos it might look small and sleek, but when you see it in their hands in the video you realize it's really not that tiny at all.

I'm somewhat hoping that the new Oly camera isn't retro-styled (ie: OM SLR) but whatever it is, if it has a center mounted EVF (or hybrid) and is weathersealed, I'll probably pick it up. Right now the only thing my G2 is lacking is IBIS and weather-sealing. With the new Olympus camera, it looks like it will cover both of those points, and if it keeps somewhat of an SLR form-factor I will be happy.

I do not like the range-finder styled left EVF as it just doesn't feel right for me.
 

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OK, at $1700 body and $500-600 per lens, I'm officially over my lust for the new Fuji, but while I love my EPM1, I still want a body with integrated EVF (I need two bodies -- the super compact EPM1 and one with a built-in VF).

C'mon Oly -- let's see what you have for the new Pen Pro! I've already got the lenses, so just get me something not much bigger than a Pen, with a built in EVF and please, please, please the new Panny sensors. I'm ready to run the credit card!
Lol.. so we can't afford such a voluptuous body ..lol she charges too much for one night stand ..hahahaahh . Better to get ur current girl friend some more sexy gifts and let her perform better rather than drooling over other BODIES ..
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Looking at the size of the new Fuji, it's not much smaller than a DSLR! It's certainly not pocketable. So why would one pay three times the price of a DSLR?
These things are relative. The Fuji and 35/1.4 is basically the same size as the GX1 and 25/1.4. For normal pockets, most m4/3 cameras + lens combos aren't pocketable either.

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I don't believe that's correct. The Fuji is pretty substantially taller and thicker. The Fuji is M9 sized.
 

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These things are relative. The Fuji and 35/1.4 is basically the same size as the GX1 and 25/1.4. For normal pockets, most m4/3 cameras + lens combos aren't pocketable either.

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The lens alone makes either of these combinations unpocketable - you just wouldn't expect that with an f1.4 lens, it just doesn't happen!

Try a 17mm f2.8 or 14mm f2.5 on the GX1 instead. :smile:
 

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What would be the advantage of a GX1 with built in EVF over a GH2?
The size. I have a GF1 and often see myself bringing it up to my eye because I am so used to using an EVF. Yeah, I could get the VF-1, but I don't want to worry about an extra thing when I go out. And the EVF that I want could be to the side like on the X100.

BTW, the sample images from X-Pro1 have impressed me so far!
Worldwide Gallery | FUJIFILM X-Pro1
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 | Sample Images | Fujifilm Global
 

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The size. I have a GF1 and often see myself bringing it up to my eye because I am so used to using an EVF. Yeah, I could get the VF-1, but I don't want to worry about an extra thing when I go out. And the EVF that I want could be to the side like on the X100.

BTW, the sample images from X-Pro1 have impressed me so far!
Worldwide Gallery | FUJIFILM X-Pro1
FUJIFILM X-Pro1 | Sample Images | Fujifilm Global
Assuming Panasonic are able to fit an EVF in the existing space. Sony have proven it is possible, but Olympus and Panasonic aren't showing signs of being able to reciprocate.

I'd be suprised and disappointed if the sample images from a $1700 body only pro camera with prime lens were anything but impressive!
 

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All Oly releases have been a disappointment so far after so many hypes with the features we want. I am not too hopeful for Oly to release something too revolutionary. As past experience suggests there will addition of 2 features and the rest will be carried over from the pens. First and foremost for there to be progress Oly must improve the sensor eg. DR. Yes you can stay within the current limits and still take good pictures but that is not an excuse. I love the pictures of my e-pl1. I just need more resolution and less noise. I'll be a happy camper.

My prediction: At max we will see the built in viewfinder (rumors says middle of the camera), maybe tilt touch screen. The rest of the features will be carried over from the E-P3. I don't have too many hopes for much improved sensor.
 

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I'm thinking more along the lines of a m4/3 version of the E5. Lots of buttons, full articulating screen and minor image quality improvements over the most recent bodies.

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Assuming Panasonic are able to fit an EVF in the existing space. Sony have proven it is possible, but Olympus and Panasonic aren't showing signs of being able to reciprocate.

I'd be suprised and disappointed if the sample images from a $1700 body only pro camera with prime lens were anything but impressive!
I wouldn't! Camera companies are notorious for publishing sample that... ahem... do not show their wares in a favorable light. Perhaps Fuji avoids that particular pitfall this time, but if they don't they would hardly be alone.

DH
 

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doesn't look like that is the final price. rumor sites have shown pre order of the fuji for 1.4k US of a $.
 

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For me the E P3 is where Olympus got it right.
The E PM1 is a fun alternative to have something smaller with me or a different lens.
I love the jpeg images the Olympus creates, the ease of use, and the coolness factor.
I have a small collection of native and legacy lenses that work for me.
Gas has abated.
 

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For me the E P3 is where Olympus got it right.
The E PM1 is a fun alternative to have something smaller with me or a different lens.
I love the jpeg images the Olympus creates, the ease of use, and the coolness factor.
I have a small collection of native and legacy lenses that work for me.
Gas has abated.
x2 :thumbup:
 

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The next Olympus camera, if there is such a thing, will be a repackaged E-P1 (same old 12MP sensor, tweaked firmware, & etc.). Unfortunately that's all Olympus has produced over the past three years.
 

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The new Fuji is a lovely camera (Leica beware) but I paid less than $1000 for my Pentax K-5 body, which is not huge. And I'll bet, with my DA Limited primes, that it'll give the Fuji a run for its money.
 

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vasmani is right oly has been using the same sensor since e620 for three yrs, ep3 should have had a new sensor in that time frame and model advancement.

I don't know if they cant get any supplier or they don't want to reach out. pana is hugging the 16mp sensor. or they just simply believe that sensor is enough for what most people need. fuji specs on paper looks impressive, even the lens prices are good.
 

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The next Olympus camera, if there is such a thing, will be a repackaged E-P1 (same old 12MP sensor, tweaked firmware, & etc.). Unfortunately that's all Olympus has produced over the past three years.
I sure hope not! :eek:

Olympus has done so much right with the E-P3, except for that outdated sensor, that if they come up with a new version without an improved sensor, I doubt if they could sell any at all. People will just opt for the E-P3, which will be much cheaper by then... I might buy a second E-P3 body then too! :biggrin:
 

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