Olympus trys to Calm our fears once more

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 5,903
Re: Olympus assures us of a DSLR - and what size?

dave gaines wrote:

For my use, I like the size and weight of the E-5. I can't see how they'd fit all of the easy access creative controls and a swivelling LCD on a smaller body that's as rugged and weather-proof as the E-5.

Olympus has made miniaturization of cameras and lenses major priority from the days of the Pens and Pen F's. That was the quality of the OM that made it so revolutionary. And they essentially did it all over again - digitally - with the 400 series and the E- 620.

There is a good chance that such miniaturization is exactly what they are working on - in combination with the problem you have cited - in a successor to the E-5 (isn't it interesting, how often the E-620, which did indeed have almost everything the E-3 did, come up in this discussion.)

I think that you are in a minority in your championing of the E3/5 chassis. I have owned and used every Olympus DSLR except the E300 and the E-520. IMHO the E-1 is the most ergonomic camera they have produced, followed closely by the E-620 and the E-420. The E-3/5 bodyi simply too big and heavy, especially for those of us who like to carry and use at least two bodies and a reasonable assortment of lenses.

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