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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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attracting new users to the system? If they can make something around the size of the 620, as strong as the E-5 and fully compatible with older lenses, I think they have a good chance of success.
That's what i was trying to say! I am certain that the executives at Oly must know this.
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That's what i was trying to say! I am certain that the executives at Oly must know this.
I'd like to think so. We will see.

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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

[QUOTE=Internaut;244691]I've already commented in 'the other place' that if the GH3 offered super fast AF on Four Thirds lenses, then we would already be there.

Will Olympus deliver a new and compelling body that will make E-1/3/5 owners happy, while also attracting new users to the system? If they can make something around the size of the 620, as strong as the E-5 and fully compatible with older lenses, I think they have a good chance of success.[/QUOTE]

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If they can make something around the size of the 620, as strong as the E-5 and fully compatible with older lenses, I think they have a good chance of success.
Strangely this is exactly what I was looking for when I purchased my E-M5 last year. The E-M5 ticked so many boxes - size, weight, OLED touch screen, SD card, good sensor with high usable ISO, 5 axis IBIS - that the one box it didn't tick (fast focus with the FT 12-60) was not enough of a deterrent. Having now got the E-M5 the new camera would have to be very special indeed to make me loose money by switching.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

If I were in the market for a new camera - which I'm not - I would still stop short of the idea of what 'I would like.' In this way if the new offering(s) falls far short of expectations, I'm not going to be disappointed.

There has been some excellent suggestion for wish lists and so, fingers crossed the odd bucket list will get filled. Hopefully, none of the buckets will have a hole in the bottom.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

Fortunately, for once I'm not in the market for a new camera, as my current E-M5 and E-PL5 both comfortably exceed my capabilities and wishes. However, the E-P5 when fitted with the VF4 is slighly tempting! So if a new camera were even better than that, it would be the canine coconuts.

Indeed, the new Panasonic GX7, if fitted with some Olympus tweaks, would be the target to beat, and I suspect be close to what's about to be announced.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

I know that we don't do "Rumors" here, but if those that are out there, have any substance, there should be some happy bunnies (until they see the price)
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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(until they see the price)
yeh - I anticipate 1000+. Ouch. Will be my only camera purchase for some time if I go for it.

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+1. I think it will make the E-M5 look cheap.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

I'm anticipating nearer 1500, at least at launch. How quickly the price drops will depend upon initial demand and how long that demand is maintained.
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

Blimey John I hope you are wrong
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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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I'm anticipating nearer 1500, at least at launch. How quickly the price drops will depend upon initial demand and how long that demand is maintained.
Well, looking at the OMD, E-PL5 and E-PM2, it looks like Olympus cameras have retained their cameras better, since they stopped peddling prehistoric sensor tech . The E-P5 will come down in price a bit though - they were taking the Mickey with that one.

Incidentally, I learned a new word today. I think it's Yiddish, and it might explain some of Olympus's pricing decisions. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of chutzpah?
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Well, looking at the OMD, E-PL5 and E-PM2, it looks like Olympus cameras have retained their cameras better, since they stopped peddling prehistoric sensor tech . The E-P5 will come down in price a bit though - they were taking the Mickey with that one.

Incidentally, I learned a new word today. I think it's Yiddish, and it might explain some of Olympus's pricing decisions. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of chutzpah?
Chutzpah is a new word for me, too. I've just looked up it's meaning and it applies brilliantly to Olympus pricing decisions! There's a place for this word in the English language!
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Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of chutzpah?
The 'c' is silent!

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Re: What will be the substance of the announcement

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Well, looking at the OMD, E-PL5 and E-PM2, it looks like Olympus cameras have retained their cameras better, since they stopped peddling prehistoric sensor tech . The E-P5 will come down in price a bit though - they were taking the Mickey with that one.

Incidentally, I learned a new word today. I think it's Yiddish, and it might explain some of Olympus's pricing decisions. Can anyone help me with the pronunciation of chutzpah?
Nice new word for me too.

For pronunication try:

http://howjsay.com/index.php?word=chutzpah
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