Why articulating LCD on E-PL3, not also E-P3 ?

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Why articulating LCD on E-PL3, not also E-P3 ?
Jun 30, 2011

I understand why the articulating LCD is not on the E-PM1 (the mini).... it adds bulk.

But why did they not place it on the E-P3 ?
Why is it not a side-flip style such as the E-5, rather than a vertical flip ?

1. Is it because the OLED technolgoy has such good angle of view?

2 Is it because there is no room for the manual controls (buttons and dial) ?
Seems, to me, they could have made the LCD smaller for the E-P3.

3. Was it to keep the cost down on the E-P3, since they would have ineeded to design a different type of articulation ?

4. Is it so they can sell an E-P5 with the articulating LCD screen as an upgrade ?

5. as a throw-in-the-bag camera, did they expect it to get knocked around more, and the vertical flip is more durable ?

I don't have a satisfying hypothesis.....

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