I have Pegusus weather vane solid brass...interested in it?
Too bad we don't get it in the US. I would (if) give them the land no property taxes little or no state tax for ten years then a low tax rate (fed is another issue and my solution would apply) buiid it where needs are strong workers sign a work for hire agreement (no unions) and then pay them them a wage based on performance and company profit. Make the workers assets and happy. Nikon could pick up the costs of design etc in other areas this is only an assembly plant. More money in the hands of the people will get any economy going. Stop paying big gov and big unions have a market economy instead.
I can understand the two leading cameras excellant and state of the art. However as we all dream of a pocket camera that can statisfy 80% of the needs of a big camera heavy (I know the Oly is somewhat small) my vote is with my RX100 the fun begins with pocketabilty and great photos. There are no losers to me in the list but we keep trying to pit one system against another, That keeps them all making better equipment and WE enjoy the results. Isn't the free market great!
So now it's about the amount of lenses. Nikon is proud of it's history not in a race with anyone that's all.
Bob Meyer: Why in God's name are you comparing this to the G3? It's natural competitor is the GH2, not the G3, in spite of the fact that they share (probably) the same sensor. The OMD and GH2 are both the top models in their respective lines, they both have lots of external controls (the GH2 ever more than the OMD, it would seem).
It looks like a nice camera, but I have to wonder what's happened to DPR. You guys are looking less and less knowledgeable with every preview and review you publish.
I started with a OM10, then OM2n then to a OM2s plus a OM4ti. I loved them. Then got the auto focus bug went and traded in on Minolta (wrong) Then went to Nikon (great move) Here is where Nikon missed the boat and Olympus did it right. I will keep my Nikon D7000 equipmt. But I will get the OM-D to fill in my Oly stuff my PL2. 14-150 small travel Thanks Olympus!