PMA 2003, Live: Yesterday we got our hands on Olympus's new Digital SLR 'E System' which is based around the 4/3 announced by Olympus and Kodak at PMA last year. The system is currently made up of an unamed Digital SLR, four lenses and a flash unit. At this stage Olympus have no firm specifications or details about the system other than that the body design ahnd layout is pretty much final and that the majority of the remainig work is inside the camera (firmware etc.). I was impressed by the build quality and professional design features and am looking forward to testing the digital SLR later this year.

Click here for Olympus's 'E System' announcement

Click here for our previous coverage of the 4/3 system

Click here for our pictures of a much earlier prototpye at Photokina 2002

Olympus 'E System' pictures from the show floor

Phil: Apologies for the relatively poor quality of these images (compared to our norm), as you can imagine available lighting is limited.