Olympus' Toshi Terada discusses the future of Four Thirds and compacts

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Four Thirds upgrade cycles
In reply to dave gaines, Feb 7, 2013

dave gaines wrote:

Rriley wrote:

pris wrote:

Craig from Nevada wrote: ...

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Basically, Olympus hasn't done squat for its 4/3rds users in almost 3 years. Why all of the sudden change?

Ummm... because it's time to update a flagship camera, according to 3 years cycle?... And he is saying such update is about to be released?...

as was intended, being the only 43rds body they make 3 yrs is a ridiculous cycle

Pris and Rriley make good points. Normally a 3 to 4 year upgrade cycle for the top Pro E-x is a good frequency. But if they're only offering one line of DSLRs, the E-x, it doesn't inspire confidence. Between the release of the E-3 and the E-5 Olympus released 5 other cameras, including the E-420, E-620 and E-30. If they've regained their R&D footing after the Tsunami and fraud disclosure then we can expect to see more frequent offerings of DSLRs in all 3 levels, as Terada has indicated Olympus would be doing by late 2013.

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i don't think they'll throw much into any Dslr arena if anything at all, after leaving the range well alone for 3 years it makes no sense to release a bunch of new bodies when people have either migrated to m4/3rds or other brands

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