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Pen Pro 2 to 3 years away... Oh dear!

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by Michael, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Michael

    Michael Mu-43 Regular

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  2. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Good find. I actually think it looks very positive.

    Thanks for the link...

    Alan
     
  3. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    This keeps me hopeful about the E-P3: "In 2011 you will see more PEN products and more lenses (beyond what was discussed in the presentation)."

    I think the pro model is not going to be E-P2 replacement, but more like E-5 replacement.
     
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  4. Gwendal

    Gwendal Mu-43 Veteran

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    No problem for me, as long as the new model is released before my EP1's shutter dies... very curious about the new lenses though !
     
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  5. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    I would not put too much weight in this. Predicting a "Pro" camera in two or three years means that it is really not in the works, but simply a thought somewhere in Olympus. As for the demise of the reflex camera, well, let me just say in 2000 I was told that film would be dead in five years and I have been waiting for the four-day work week ever since its prediction in the 70s.
     
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  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I'm not sure what a "pro" camera is. My own personal holy grail is a Pen (or gf) form with a Sony Nex type and quality screen and GH2 operating and AF speed (and accuracy). Whoever can do that first gets my next m43 dollar. Is that "pro"?

    -Ray
     
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  7. icase81

    icase81 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 22, 2011
    Philly, PA
    Yeah, I really would just like an Oly cam with a built in EVF, and more of an SLR 'look' to complement the E-PL1 i have now. Really, I'd aim for better AF, and a better sensor for high ISO performance.
     
  8. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

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    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    I am happy with my E-P1, but I wish I had EVF and GH2 style AF. Oly should never change the design of the E-PX series!
     
  9. icase81

    icase81 Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 22, 2011
    Philly, PA
    If anything, go even further retro to look like the Fuji X100 did. Would LOVE this.
     
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  10. mauve

    mauve Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2010
    Paris, France
    Not sure. Olympus has a long standing tradition of extensive R&D; to the point they had to fill the slr market with the stopgap FTL while the OM system was still being worked on, and in fact marketed a mere 8 months after the FTL hit the shelves. From reputable sources, the OM system was a 6 years R&D effort.

    IMHO, that prospective RTM date for 'e-pPro' has been synced with the e-5 EOL, to avoid consumers abandoning ship in droves the very month of the e-5 release. Olympus may stick to that plan, or release earlier depending on the market figures. If 4:3 crashes, I predict a huge ยต4:3 push and maybe anticipated release of the pro model.

    Cheers,
     
  11. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Ray,

    There will be a whole conga line following you through the buffet line when Oly / Panny / Sony get your order.... "Frankencamera"

    Sounds pretty cool though.
     
  12. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    I hate to say it, I disagree. I just don't find the grip for me on the e-P1 very functional. I love the look, though.
     
  13. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    "Pimp your kit lens with creativity"

    Really Olympus?
    Let's hope your R&D department is more up-to-date than your marketing lingo.
     
  14. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Oct 15, 2010
    think they are waiting for technologies to catch up. For a pro camera, you really need a faster refresh rate for the evf. They also need a new sensor as they are really pushing the current sensor to it's max. And the CAF needs to get a bit better to be able to match a pro dslr like the d700 or 1d or the e5.
     
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  15. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    No I'm not sure what it means either. Olympus are talking about a Pen. It seems they are indicating their E-5 successor will be based on that. EVF etc.

    I've never been sure what a "pro" m4/3 camera would entail. I use my GH2 as one of the cameras that I earn my living with. I guess that makes it a 'pro" camera as far as I'm concerned.

    Fuji seem keen to brand the X100 as a "professional" camera but it's obviously not an alternative to a Canon 1DMkIII.

    I'm less concerned with how manufacturers choose to describe their products and more concerned with how they fit in with my way of working. If Olympus or Panasonic never come out with a "pro" m4/3 camera then I wouldn't be that concerned. I choose the cameras I use from what's available, and let others label them however they want.
     
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  16. hendrik78m

    hendrik78m Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 11, 2011
    Thanks for the info. I almost devote my self to the E system after i sold all my crop sensor Nikon. I guess my next camera should be Nikon full frame :p
     
  17. oceans

    oceans Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 28, 2010
    Will more than likely be using a 1-1.5 crop factor mirrorless by then. With fine ergonomics and fine UI.

    Olympus, was it. Does bring to mind the E-P2 I bought last weekend. What a let down, P&S-ish thingy that was to try to work with.
     
  18. wyip

    wyip Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 17, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    :eek: what an unfortunate choice of words by whoever created that powerpoint presentation :rofl:
     
  19. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    lol, i was just going to say that....a nice professional powerpoint with great choice of words from a big corporation.
     
  20. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason