What Olympus actually promised:

Started May 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP erichK Veteran Member • Posts: 6,494
Re: The latest rumors

The problem with such complicated solutions, involving many moving parts is just that: they are complicated and (etc.)

The Contax attempt too deal with the same dilemma that essentially killed the Olympus OM line - the lack of AF, was, in the long run, even less successful than Oly's abandonment of the OM and move to completely new chassis-types and lenses.  I don't really know whether it even really worked in practical terms; I do know that it failed badly with potential buyers (and also that Kyocera went on to other things -but then they did not have the strong optical and camera mainstream tradition that Olympus has.)

It is difficult to predict what they will do, and certainly any well-designed/ well-handling modern-sensored camera - OVF of EVF or hybrid- that will effectively AF and finally provide reliable CAF with FT lenses will be a relief, even a joy.

But while one that effectively focusses both FGT and mFT lenses - without an adapter, even - might be a cause for celebration, I'd much prefer an updated fairly conventional DSLR over something that had Rube Goldberg on the design team!

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