New compact from olympus?

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ben Herrmann
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Folks - now think realistically here....

To begin with, 4/3 rumors got some more info - supposedly more accurate - which foretells a release similar to the XZ-2 (same sensor size), but with an equivalent 28-300 MM lens.

But they also received info that indicates that Olympus is also working on a larger sensor-sized fixed lens camera - but that wouldn't be announced/released until 2014.

Now if the 28-300 equivalent lens camera would have improvements to both the AF and high ISO capabilities, then yes, that camera would be superb.

But now think about this.  For those of us who have been posting on these forums for a decade or more, when has Olympus ever managed to release something with enough features that most of us have wanted?  Countless speculation have taken place over the years about various pending cameras, supposedly having this or that feature (or capabilities) - only to have Olympus release equipment that wound being something different from our expectations.  So you have to think realistically here as they will never be able to satisfy us all - that's for sure.  And sometimes (at least with past releases), Olympus would have you pulling your hair out, while screaming, "what were they thinking," or..."aren't Olympus listening to our pleas and requests?"

All we can do really is to just wait and see what they'll do.  It can get frustrating to say the least.

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Have a great one....
Bernd (Ben) W. Herrmann
North Carolina, USA

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