The E-PL2 and XZ-1 are good news!

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The E-PL2 and XZ-1 are good news!
Jan 6, 2011

Although this is an Olympus DSLR forum, many others here have likely also noticed the relatively lackluster offerings from Olympus in other areas. Even in categories like "tough" cameras where Olympus was once a leader, other makers have produced models that seem to offer more.

And the impressive high end do-everything cameras like the 5050 to 8080 series that brought many of us to Olympus have long had no successors. However, these two cameras suggest some real vision, and the beginnings of the blazing of some new trails in search of excellence and elegance in engineering.

There are little details like the retention of a proper high-end flash compatible hot- shoe and full wireless control of such flashes on the PL-2 and the outstanding new LCD - as well as the very impressive optics and decent-sized sensor - on the XZ-1 that seem to indicate a real strategic commitment to appealing to serious photographers.

This should also help to produce some interest in the future system cameras Olympus has not -quite- given up on, as well as exploring some of their potential technolgies nd sub-systems.

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