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Re: New Olympus OMD - EM1X ?

I hope the E-M1X does well and attracts new customers. How many converts will come from FF I don't know. Maybe we will never know unless we get posts on this (and other) forum to that effect. There will be some already in the Olympus MFT camp who will immediately get one as it will be a step up from the E-M1ii (if it isn't an improvement then what is the point!). Then there is a large majority (like me) who went for MFT because if its small size in both camera and lens system as a whole (for these people, the E-M1X is too large; for me the E-M1i and ii are too large - the E-M5 is my sweet spot). Into this group there is a vocal subset who decry the relatively large size of the E-M1X (compared to other Olympus MFT cameras). I think that this is just misplaced frustration and the concern is that you have to get a big camera to get big features. At the moment this concern seems well placed and it may be many years, if at all, before we will see as many of the new features as possible packed into an E-M5 sized camera body. I think that without a camera body roadmap the anger will not fade. Will an E-M5 sized body with these features detract from an E-M1X sized camera? If not then what possible reason could there be for not doing this in the next E-M5 iteration - and letting us know that it will be done. If yes, then perhaps they should think again about the E-M1X as they will have missed their target audience - if the audience want a bigger body then the announcement of a smaller body for later on would not stop them.
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