Originally Posted by Life of Brian
Not because necessarily of the spec of this camera but because of the message it sends out about the longevity of the 4/3rds system.
I'm afraid I don't understand this "message." What should Olympus have done that they haven't that wouldn't have sent out the wrong message?
Brand new sensor? 16mp instead of 12mp? ISO12800? 1080 HD video?
Or is it that they are so heavily involved in the development of Micro Four Thirds?
Canon are rumoured
to be developing a 22mp mirrorless camera with a sensor size very similar to Four Thirds, but 3:2 aspect ratio. If
the rumor is true it is due for release, with the first two of a whole new range of lenses, in the second quarter of next year.
22mp? If Canon's small sensor technology is that advanced what does the long term future hold for their conventional DSLRs? Don't want to worry you, but.......
Like it or not new, truly innovative and revolutionary technology is coming. It will affect users of all formats and all brands over the coming years and at this stage there is no way of predicting who the eventual winners and losers will be. The Four Thirds format and the Olympus E-System is as safe or as "at risk" as any other! However, I do believe that Olympus innovation and the company's head start in the mirrorless market will hold them in good stead.