What Olympus actually promised:

Started May 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,494
Re: What Olympus mean for DSLR

Franka T.L. wrote:

I must say I am still skeptical. Not about Olympus exiting the market, but the DSLR part. Do know, in Olympus past and present, the like of OM-D are considered DSLR too,

Not really.  Watanable etc. were quite explicit that the OM-D was not meant to be a "professinal" camera, that they recognized tha something more serious - particularly in the AF/CAF and viewfinder was needed, and that they were working on it.  What they were careful about was any explicit statement about whether it would have an optical viewfinder.  The part of my OP that is most speculative and possibly wrong is my assumption that, there having been no great progress with on-sensor hybrid AF, the statement was indeed promising further dslr's.

All  told , I am optimistic we will have a E-M6 ( or whatever it might be called ) but I am skeptical about another decent 4/3 body as in the old school Digital SLR ( with a prizm, mirror box and that optical VF build up ). That also goes with the 4/3 lens lineup. Let's be frank, I had yet to see " their continuous commitment to develop new lens for 4/3 " as they have promised over and over again in the interim years past. -

We'll see.  But they are still very aware of the damage to their rep that abandoning the OM line cost them.  And they did produce that for nearly three decades.

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