On the apparent upcoming high end OMD that will "dub" as the 4/3rds hybrid

Started Aug 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Sierra Dave Regular Member • Posts: 464
A chance for 4/3 to achieve it's full potential

Raist3d wrote:

So looks like this camera will be at least $1,500 USD. Sounds reasonable if positioned to the high end. This is the camera that will apparently use all 4/3rd lenses very well, with some adapter or the camera body will just support some sort of conversion/whatever.

I am already seeing "oh but $1,500 is too expensive! blah blah blah" The reality is that a camera at that caliber *IS* expensive. It amazes me how there are so many "somethings for nothings" mentality. That this camera will use 4/3rd lenses well is Olympus' gift to the 4/3rds users doing good legacy support in a world where they are financially constrained.

In other words, this is the best they can do.

If the rumor is correct, this will be the first compact-sized Olympus camera that can autofocus their better lenses (HG and SHG) accurately and quickly. That's something they've never had before. The E-1 was not quick and the E-xxx models were slower still.

Consider the OMD pro, 14-54II and 50-200SWD. That's a weather-sealed kit covering 28-400mm eq. in 2 lenses and should weigh less than 2kg. It's stabilized, it's got a good VF, it'll be able to do at least 10 fps and it should cost under $3k

I know Olympus marketing is terrible, but so long as they don't screw up the AF, even they ought to be able to translate those selling points into some sales.

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