I don't believe the May 2010 introduction date, but Olympus had better not wait until 2011. I think that the E-5 needs to be available by September for the Christmas buying season, and I'll bet that Olympus feel this urgency as well. My guess is that, as usual, they are just keeping things quiet until the product is ready. The rumor mill will keep grinding along, but who knows where the mill gets its raw material.
Oh, and John, I predict that Olympus will skip the E-6 and go straight to the E-7 after the E-5. It will be available within this century.
- Hal -