Olympus faux-technical sounding names

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zuikowesty
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Re: Olympus faux-technical sounding names
In reply to Henry Richardson, 9 months ago

Henry Richardson wrote:

I wonder if I am the only one who finds the Olympus faux-technical sounding names hard to remember? All those hyphens and hard to remember exactly where they go. Why have hyphens at all? Wouldn't OMD EM5 work just as well?

OM-D E-M5
OM-D E-M1
OM-D E-M10
PEN E-P5
PEN E-PL5
PEN E-PL6
PEN E-PM2

Maybe go the Apple route and name the products without all the hyphens and strange coded letters. For example, Olympus could name their cameras after deadly epidemics:

Bubonic Plague = E-M5
Ebola = E-M1
Smallpox = E-M10
Dengue Fever = E-P5
etc.

I think I like that.

Panasonic isn't much better.

Henry Richardson
http://www.bakubo.com

I agree, and I think we're well past the point of needing an "E" prefix, since PEN and OM-D already differentiate the product lines. OMD-5, OMD-1 and OMD-10 make sense to me, but it doesn't really bother me, we just call them what we want anyway...

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