Olympus' Toshi Terada discusses the future of Four Thirds and compacts

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 6,540
Why "all of the sudden" . . . .

Craig from Nevada wrote:

He talked a lot and said nothing. Really. Now the excitement has died down over the article, reread the article and you will conclude the guy said zero. There could be an E-7 or there could be an adapter. There will be a furor of posts and opinions. The guy should run for office.

Basically, Olympus hasn't done squat for its 4/3rds users in almost 3 years. Why all of the sudden change?

Perhaps you might consider . . .

- a hemorrhage of $billions
- public loss of face, which is a really major thing for any Japanese business
- privately probably massive recriminations, resignations, dismissals
- uncertaintly as to whether Olympus imaging will even survive

and then

- release of the OMD
- success of the OMD
- maybe some hope (Oly internal) that we will all swap our DSLR for an OMD

and then

- realisation that the OMD is not the panasea camera
- acceptance that there is still a huge demand for ongoing 4/3 lens support
- and finally a decision and direction to build a new camera

I reckon that Olympus Imaging has had plenty on its mind over the past 3 years,
and that Craig from Nevada and everyone else who has lost patience should just wait and see what comes out of the box later this year, and be glad that Olympus Imaging still exists.


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