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Olympus OM Micro Four Thirds camera!

 
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Jan 11, 2012 05:35 |  #1

Always like the Olympus OM system camera's.

This could be a cool camera: http://www.43rumors.co​m ...micro-four-thrids-camera/external link


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Jan 11, 2012 05:41 |  #2

Very smart!

To be honest the GX1 is a rather nice body, I guess this just adds a built in EVF (?) and more retro looks, so it seems a bit odd to sit something between the GX and G series. (?)




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Jan 11, 2012 09:47 |  #3

GX and G series are Panasonic, though. Olympus wants in on the game.


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Jan 11, 2012 12:55 |  #4

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Jan 11, 2012 18:06 |  #5

tkbslc wrote in post #13685328external link
GX and G series are Panasonic, though. Olympus wants in on the game.

Did not have a strong enough coffee this morning, getting my m43 brands mixed up!! :lol:




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Jan 20, 2012 16:17 |  #6

So I'm a little confused. Is this camera going to have its own lens mount different from the PEN series cameras?


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Jan 20, 2012 17:23 |  #7

pxchoi wrote in post #13739462external link
So I'm a little confused. Is this camera going to have its own lens mount different from the PEN series cameras?

No indication that it will, thank goodness.




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Jan 20, 2012 18:35 |  #8

I wonder if it will have the biggest viewfinder on the market, just like the old OM 1.


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Jan 20, 2012 22:13 |  #9

I know this is probably unlikely, but the OM series cameras were SLRs and Olympus is looking to grab the enthusiasts' attention... and I think Fuji is doing it right by including all the right bits like an optical viewfinder.

Is a micro four thirds DSLR in a retro casing in the realm of possibility?


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Jan 21, 2012 15:31 |  #10

pxchoi wrote in post #13741091external link
I know this is probably unlikely, but the OM series cameras were SLRs and Olympus is looking to grab the enthusiasts' attention... and I think Fuji is doing it right by including all the right bits like an optical viewfinder.

Is a micro four thirds DSLR in a retro casing in the realm of possibility?

I believe the strongly rumored (ok, it's going to happen, just not announced yet) Olympus OM-D is supposed to take a lot of styling cues from the old OM SLRs.

Are you talking about an actual DSLR with a mirror so that it can have an OVF? In that case no, because m4/3 by definition is mirrorless. Putting a mirror would make the register distance too big, which means they'd basically be creating a whole new lens mount spec.




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Jan 21, 2012 18:52 |  #11

Unless it was a new regular 4/3 cam. (Which seems unlikely, but possible)


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Jan 21, 2012 19:35 |  #12

Not much to contribute on the OM coming out but. A few observations...
1. The Panny 20mm f1.7 on the GF1 I picked up is stellar. Looking forward to it on something like these new cams.
2. It really looks like a retro styled full framer is less than 5 years away.
3. What great sudden competition has arisen in this segment, Even though the Pen Series ignited it, I think the Fuji X100 is the real force behind all these other entries.


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Jan 22, 2012 04:43 |  #13

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Jan 24, 2012 17:50 |  #14

4/3, say it isn't so. :(

Let the Pen cameras remain 4/3 and let the OM digital be an APSC


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Jan 24, 2012 19:42 |  #15

rjx wrote in post #13762312external link
4/3, say it isn't so. :(

Let the Pen cameras remain 4/3 and let the OM digital be an APSC

As long as you foot the bill to design a new lens mount and lenses to cover an APS-C sensor I'm sure they wouldn't mind.




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