Why I think that there will be an E-5 successor

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erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 4,271
Why I think that there will be an E-5 successor

First of all, Olympus has taken great pains to assure us that there will be. Watanabe, who was a major force in mft development said years ago. This was reiterated by other Olympus spokesmen. More importantly, much more recent statements about OM-D emphasized that this was not the promised "pro" camera. even to the extent of minimizing its weatherproofing and durability.

In fact, the situation rather reminds me of the last years of the OM, when Olympus stalwardly continued to produce the OM4ti and then the OM3Ti, right int the new milenium.

I suspect the the surprisingly positive response to the E-5, and especially its continued slow but sales at a respectable price have convinced Olympus that a substantially and sensibly updated successor will be able to at least more or less recoup costs, while providing a much-needed flagship camera, as well as a further, likely final concession to FT loyalists.
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erichK
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