Olympus to embiggen PL line?

Started May 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Sounds like a possible GX7 challenger

Jim Salvas wrote:

M43 Rumors has carried a couple of items about a new PL7, to be announced in the next couple of weeks. What I find interesting about the leaked specs are the dimensions: 119.1 x 82.3 x 45.9 mm. That makes it a 8mm wider, but about 18mm taller and 7mm thcker.

So, what's in there? A flash, for sure. An EVF? It would be a lot of extra heft for just a flash.

Flash, yes, EVF, yes. And GPS?

Except, except … where would that leave the P line?

Note that a thicker body would not have to actually be thicker in terms of what was behind the lens because the current design has a spacer between the lens and the thin body. So the thicker body could be thickness added to the front that brings the body up to the current thickness of it from the back to the front of the spacer.

That's not a very cromulent explanation but I think you'll grok what I'm trying to say -- effectively, they could just fill in the empty air space.

And build in a little grip, perhaps.

Cheers, geoff

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Geoffrey Heard
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