Re: What are they up to now??
Exactly my sentiments. I have a few 4thirds lenses, and 2 bodies, E-510 & E-620, At the time they were new they could hold up against any other camera for picture quality and still do to a certain extent. After seeing some shots from a Nikon D5100 in dynamic range, noise and definition, its fairly obvious that the Oly sensors are now out classed in almost all departments. They were never up there with the best anyway above 800 ISO. At the moment, its the Sony sensor equipped cameras that lead the field. Can 4thirds ever compete with a Pentax K5, Sony Alpha A65, Nikon D5100 etc etc?
However, it may gratify you to read Steve Huff's article on 'The pixel Myth'.
Lets hope we see a new 4thirds body but please not at pro level because the vast majority of 4thirds users are/were using the mid range cameras such as the 510, 520, 620, 30 etc. and would probably jump ship if all we saw was yet another £1000 + body!!