Terada: New 4/3's body (bodies?) in the pipline for 2013

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Chris Mak
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Re: What you are forgetting..
In reply to pris, Feb 28, 2013

Art_P wrote:

even before the camera hits the shelves, plenty of moaning how it's the last 4/3 body and who would invest in a dead system.

Yup. Actually, right on the day of announcement. And photography gods have mercy on us if any thinkable feature dreamers can come up with is lacking.

But what you are forgetting, is that Olympus only recently changed course.
For quite some time they have been trimming down their dedication to the 4/3 system and lenses, and removing entry and mid level Dslr.
Now, it is a good thing for all who are invested in 4/3 glass, that Olympus seem to have changed their mind, perhaps because they now feel that m4/3 is firmly in place as their lifesaver, perhaps because they are not sure whether m4/3 can ever truly focus the 4/3 lenses well.
In any case, the sense of abandonment that still hangs around the 4/3 camera system, is not the creation of a few stubborn nay sayers and gloom and doom lovers.
It has been brought about by Olympus themselves, mainly by putting 4/3 at the very end of the line, priority wise, and discontinuing it at entry and mid level.
It will take Olympus some time to brush of that sense of abandonment, and give 4/3 credibility again.

Chris

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