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Olympus E7

I dont know but rumours going around Olympus might make a E7.....
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Re: Olympus E7

Not really...
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Re: Olympus E7

There's a rumour going around that they'll make an E-5.
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Re: Olympus E7

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I dont know but rumours going around Olympus might make a E7.....
They may well do, but it's unlikely to be yet - their pro model updates seem to be on a three year cycle. Also, the E-5 replacement may well be very, very different from the E-5.

It's rumoured that Olympus are currently working on a Micro Four Thirds pro model Pen but that's not expected imminently and there are no real clues yet of what form it might take, but plenty of speculation and wild guesses!
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Re: Olympus E7

I was hoping for an E-4x4
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I was hoping for an E-4x4
I was hoping for an E1 mk2!
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I was hoping for an E1 mk2!
now i have one ...I agree
also an E-650 with all the PEN updates
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Re: Olympus E7

The next one will be specifically for Lancastrians - an E-by gum.
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Re: Olympus E7

For me it got to be a larger sensor, mid sized body, good evf, pro camera in co-operation with Panasonic.

And as a result it would have to be called E-Im L8, as Olympus never get their DSLR releases out on time when it's key users want them. The name reflects this tendency to be late (Eee, I'm late), but also reflects the links to Olympus E-1 and Panasonic L series cameras! (call that a tenacious link?)

Of course by the time it comes out I may well be pushing up the daisies!

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For me it got to be a larger sensor, mid sized body, good evf, pro camera in co-operation with Panasonic.
I assume by larger you mean higher pixel density Chris? Say 16+MP...?

I certainly agree with most of what you say, with the proviso that any increase in pixel density would firstly have to offer a tangible step forward in DR and noise performance. Actually I would stay at 12MP if the sensor DR and high ISO were improved in meaningful way.
I too am hoping on the 'Pro' weather sealed m4/3rds - 4/3rds hybrid but as time goes on I wonder whether this is likely to be more fantasy than reality
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I too am hoping on the 'Pro' weather sealed m4/3rds - 4/3rds hybrid but as time goes on I wonder whether this is likely to be more fantasy than reality
Am I correct in thinking that the 2 new MFT lenses (12mm f2, 45mm f1.8) are not weather proofed? If so, it could indicate that the mythical "Pen Pro" may not be either...
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Am I correct in thinking that the 2 new MFT lenses (12mm f2, 45mm f1.8) are not weather proofed? If so, it could indicate that the mythical "Pen Pro" may not be either...
I'm pretty sure they are not marketed as weather resistant. But I'm not putting my 45mm in the bath to find out...
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Am I correct in thinking that the 2 new MFT lenses (12mm f2, 45mm f1.8) are not weather proofed? If so, it could indicate that the mythical "Pen Pro" may not be either...
Correct... but it wasn't so much the m4/3rds optics but the existing HG and SHG 4/3rds optics I was hoping to marry up, hence the weather and dust sealed package
I sort of live in hope
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In Digital SLR Photography (November 2011) in the "Test Centre" it says, I quote: "Olympus offers DSLRs and CSCs but in truth, its future lies in its PEN range of CSCs. While there are four E-System DSLRs with over 20 lenses the E-5 launched early this year is set to be its last DSLR"

Does some know something we don't or are they guessing?
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Does some know something we don't or are they guessing?
They are guessing, probably partly fuelled by the source of most of their revenue
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