Olympus faux-technical sounding names

Started Feb 11, 2014 | Discussions thread
RoelHendrickx Forum Pro • Posts: 26,158
The letters are not the problem. It's the numbers.

The letters are not the problem because (believe it or not) there is some logic to it.

Look for Art's post here.

But the numbers and their order are just ridiculous.

The PENs were logical : a succession of numbers.

But why did they call the E-M5 the "5", while the later model became the "1" and the slightly simplified model became the "10".

What would be logical is a numerical succession (higher number is newer edition), while e.g. keeping the numbers with one digit for the top range, two digit for the simplified range.

Nikon was on that path (D3, D70, D300) until they issued the D700 and D800 that trumps the double-digits.

At one point or another, all camera manufacturers seem to reach the end of logic in camera naming.  One would wonder how and why they could not design a naming scheme and stick to it.

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