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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Well, all these suggestions are very interesting, I'm sure Olympus will take some of them on-board to include in future models, but! Will anyone take better pictures with the new beast than they are already doing with the E3/E30? or will it be just a few more gimicks?

I love the E3, yes its heavy, that's why I bought it, and with a bit of thought it will do just about anything its called upon.

Last year, I enrolled on one of Dereck Forse's Olympus holidays, he and the Olympus technician had just about everything that oly made with them and encourageds us to use the camera's and lenses etc. Oh yes, they were used and very nice to able to use them, he also brought the then new EP1 along but it wasn't in much demand. However, I took it for a day and was impressed with it, I downloaded the files and some day's later began to look in detail at the piccies. Quite simply I was very impresssed with the quality it gave, so much so a couple of months later I bought one. I find it quite as capable as the E3 for many types of picture and much lighter. My own view is this is the way things are going to go in the fairly near future.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Manual dials for ISO, exposure compensation and shutter speed therefore less need to alter these via menus and/or buttons. My Canon G11 can manage that (except shutter speed), so why can't Olympus?

And an aperture ring on the lens mount, which would work with all lenses!
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

I prefer the buttons and menus of the E3, once you are familiar with the location and function of each button it's a much better system far easier and quicker to alter settings on the fly, get the E30 if you prefer dials etc.


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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

There are no dials on my E-30!

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I prefer the buttons and menus of the E3, once you are familiar with the location and function of each button it's a much better system far easier and quicker to alter settings on the fly, get the E30 if you prefer dials etc.


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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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There are no dials on my E-30!
3 dials on my E-30

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

There's only wun wi' ony writin' on it! And none what control t' shutter speed or exposure compensation wi'out lookin' at a silly little telly screen!!

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Sorting out noise at high ISO is, to my mind, much more important than upping the pixel count.

I miss the manual/auto switch of the E1 although you get the same effect if you use Sigma lenses.

I certainly don't need video.

Faster AF for moving objects such as birds would be good.

I don't know what art filters are but I'm not afraid to admit that I find the scene mode on other models quite helpful in certain circumstances. My ageing brain doesn't always remember to make the necessary changes for snow, copying documents etc so being able to select them from the camera is a help.

For those of us who almost always use a grip the one with the E1 was much better than the one with the E3.

I'm happy with the size of the E3. I find my E510 unbalanced with the bigger lenses although it's excellent as a lightweight camera with the kit ones.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Bayonet fittting for the eyepiece / angle viewer rather than the vertical slide off method. ie back to the E1 style.

GPS location capture and storing in the EXIF at point of exposure.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

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There's only wun wi' ony writin' on it! And none what control t' shutter speed or exposure compensation wi'out lookin' at a silly little telly screen!!
There's The Mode dial on top, Sub dial on front and Main dial on back.

At least, 'tis on mine

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Yes, but the sub dial and main dial control various things depending on modes. I want DEDICATED dials with figures on them!

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There's The Mode dial on top, Sub dial on front and Main dial on back.

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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

The rumour mill seems to be heating up, seems like there is a chance we 'might' here of something from Olympus tomorrow
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

Rumours are flying and I'm waiting to see what Olympus can present as this will make me decide if I stay with Olympus or jump over to "the dark side". I take more and more sport photos and now that the indoor season is starting I can almost forget sports.

Yesterday I covered the British national gymnastic team competing against the Swiss national gymnasts. These type of photos have to be "Magazine Quality" in order to get sales, but getting this quality with Olympus on ISO1600 and higher ("Low" light - high shutter required). I've had a play with Nikons D90 over the summer, a cheap'ish camera, and I've got mint results under similar conditions on ISO1600 and in some instances on ISO3200.

I know Canon 1MkIV is a camera in a different league, but when the photos coming from that camera yesterday were better on ISO6400 than mine on ISO400, then something needs to be done from Olympus.

So what do I want from a new camera? More fps (7-8fps will be good). Low ISO noise up to ISO1600 without having to overexpose a LOT and then edit later (Sometimes I don't have time for that and I might loose a sale) AF-assist in body for possible better low-light AF. More focus points and a function to select focus points more flexible than just one or all. I don't care about video as I still think the video is a gimmick to get more people buying a "two-for-one" solution where at least one of the things will have to get reduced quality to fit in the body.

So.. I might end up having my gear up for sale sometimes over the winter if Olympus continues to hover in the lower and middle area for cameras for sports.
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

I too remain a little skeptical about what we may or may not see in any forthcoming new Olympus DSLR. I remain very happy with my E-3, and I am sure it will last me another few years yet, but these next few weeks could determine what I end up doing in the coming years.

I had forgotten I started this thread, and earlier this morning I replied to Barrie with some of the things I'd like to see in any new Oly DSLR. I am glad to see that the list I made in that post matches to the list I made in this post!! (well... more or less!!)
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

True to form the rumour site continues to be all over the place, this 'supposed' press release date has now been changed to Sept 14th
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Re: So, what would like to see in your E-3 successor...

The 'rumour' site only does it to attract visitors... Any announcement will be with us when it's with us.
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