Olympus trys to Calm our fears once more

Started Feb 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
Roger Engelken
Roger Engelken Veteran Member • Posts: 5,310
Re: For a change...

CollBaxter wrote:

This is one of the most concrete statements that Olympus has come out with for a while. And actually I believe them for a change.

The Nay Sayers will of course come up with a zillion reasons why I am wrong. But if you go and look at these posters posting history they are sticking to the party line and will continue even if Olympus released a camera tomorrow. We have the vested interest Nay Sayer group who see any DSLR development pulling off resources from m4/3 and in doing so are stealing from them. We have those who are scared that a new release would have them doubting their decision to move to another system. Then we have the financial geniuses who have done the math and give us all the reasons why its impractical to spend money on a system that exists. There are many more but I actually think the strangest are the ' I told you so." crew who have no other reason than to say " I told you so."

Me for a change I believe Olympus. The words spending less on 4/3 DSLR and compact development I read differently. There have been not new products for 3 years. Olympus could have incurred development costs on what ever they are going to release. Keeping in mind that those costs for a product released today would have been incurred over the last 2 years during development tooling and manufacturing stages. What they could be saying is that there they will be slowing down any future development. We don't know what Olympus has spent on DSLR development. ( The Nay Sayer will say zip)

Remember the Leaked Slide

New E


New Up Market compact

As to the compact market the last slew of bottom end compacts that came out where probably in production already before the rationalization and where brought to market to get shot of them. Olympus will continue with the TG series and the ZX and Super zoom stuff but we will not see and bottom sub $200 camera from them again.

Public statements like this will help to calm the jitters I know it has mine and hopefully a few others as well.

Olympus are saying don't believe every thing you read in the press or see on TV or hear from the local rep.

Thank you Colin for taking the time to write this.  It is a well written and studied response to the Nay Sayer crowd as well as a take on the statement from Olympus.  We need more reasoned postings and more photography on this forum.


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