What could be done above an EP7....

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What could be done above an EP7....

been thinking about this as I love the size of the EP7- and its weight. And was also thinking what technologies within reach OMDS has at its disposal to make for what would be a decent upgrade or upscale model.

- Make an all black body or black with "metallic grey" on the top- call it the E-Pen Pro or E-Pen Stealth

- Use a PDAF sensor. Even current 20 MP higher resfresh/pdaf of EM5.3 would do.

- Allow for an attachable small EVF. Not the one they did for EP5 and others, but a small one that would be a pretty small square that would go on the flash socket with connectors. This can be sold in a kit or separately. Even if it's a pricey accessory some will like it, but don't make it tillable, just focus on making it small, still OLED.

- Weather sealed

- (extra credit) Put tripod super high res or maybe ONLY HHHR.

- Pump that IBIS to 5, though at 4.5 is still pretty good. To be frank it's sort of a mixable they were able to make the camera virtually as big as an EPL9/10, yet lighter, which much better IBIS

- USB-C charging/port

- Allow for live ND

- Make that F1.4 20mm rumored prime weather sealed and in kit form ready for this

- Dampen the mechanical shutter a bit more

- Allow to set focus priority on any C-AF mode.

- Allow to set EV compensation in full manual mode (can't on EM10MKIV, EP7)

- Maybe have EV dial or button somewhere else to hold+ dial set

- Switch for MF-> current AF mode. This could be on the side.

- Put on dial C1 and C2. Or at least one C. Maybe put one C and allow the settings to change ART mode to C2.

- $300-$400 USD more than EP7 (that would mean $1100/$1200 USD MSRP).

The EP7/pens are being advertised a bit as "bling" cameras- they could advertise this as a "bling pro" camera. Have some cool dude/girl on the ads photographing fashion, weddings, street. A bit more than just "travel & friends-lifestyle."

I think they have most of these technologies ready. Weather sealing would be probably a pain to research in this small size, so if that needs to be dropped, so be it.

Thoughts? Yes/No? Too much? What's the point? Yay and amazing?

Would love to hear your thoughts.

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