Olympus Statement About Fourthirds and Micro Fourthirds

Started Jan 31, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK
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Actually, Olympus has been surprisingly candid:
In reply to altair8800, Feb 1, 2013

altair8800 wrote:

That is interesting, but this is still more direct:

Ogawa: "Of course, we're reaching a high level of performance with our Micro Four Thirds mirrorless product, but we are still not satisfied with these at the professional level. That's why we think we still need the E-System to satisfy professional photographers."

EVF and CDAF not good enough.

Dan

Watanabe has also said essentially the same thing. So their top people have honestly acknowledged that Olympus needs to produce a flagship/pro body worthy of their lens range with much better AF and CAF, and also a better (faster refreshing)  viewfinder than EV's currently allow. They have also clearly stated that ​they are not yet sure which path they will take.

Olympus has recently been very strategic - even wise- with their camera product releases, but these have also been quite sparse. Let's hope this means that they are working on something BIG and as carefully thought out as the OM-D was.

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