Body material

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Cafe Racer Contributing Member • Posts: 754
E-M1iv & E-M1xII from plastic

creepy.sol wrote:

Wondering if Oly decided to move the em1 iii to a plastic body or leave it mostly metal. If I recall correctly, the newest em5 made that change and it was framed as a positive change rather than cost or quality cutting measure. I'm wondering if oly brought the plastic improvement to the em1 iii or not, and if not, then why wouldn't they?

Olympus could use plastic across the whole Om-d range, reducing weight even more while reducing materials cost. As you said, weight reduction is largely accepted as a postive thing so it could be a win, win situation for Olympus. The new E-M5 is now plastic, replacing the metal of the previous model. Maybe Olympus intend to do the same for the future E-M1 and E-M1x lines. Imagine how much weight (and money) they could save making the E-M1x from plastic.

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