An Interesting Article

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK
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Olympus has at least been honest...
In reply to alatchin, Jan 9, 2013

From what I have read of what Watanabe officially said.  He both admitted that AF was a big problem, and also that cameras like the Pens and the OM-D do not fill the needs of HG and especially SHG users.  Although I have used both, quite successfully, on the OM-D despite the almost bizarre size mismatch, I continue to hope for either an E-5 successor or a substantially larger - at least E-1 sized - mFT body adapted or adaptable to using this excellent glass in an optimum way.

An E-7 does seem unlikely, but is by no means impossible, both because of the impressive way the E-5 seems to have retained its value, and also because it actually comes pretty close to what we need.  If Olympus manages to really wring out the best out of the Sony 16MP sensor - the way they did with its predecessor in the E-5 - and add the IS and other technologies pioneered in the the OM-D then significant AF and CAF improvements would be the only remaining   hurdles to an impressive new flagship camera indeed.

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